ISPA: Bedding units down 2.2% for 2016
February 17, 2017,
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Bedding units were down 2.5% in the fourth quarter and were down 2.2% for the full year, according to the latest Bedding Market Quarterly issued by the International Sleep Products Assn.
The report, which presents a snapshot of performance by companies generating a majority of the industry’s bedding shipments, shows a brighter picture for dollar performance, with the wholesale value of bedding shipments increasing 4.3% in the fourth quarter and 1.7% for the year.
Final figures on 2016 performance will not be available for a few more months, but the quarterly report documents a fourth quarter climate that posed some challenges for the industry.
Mattress units were down 2.5% in the fourth quarter, while foundation units were down 2.4%. The dollar value of mattress shipments was up 6.2% in that quarter, but foundation unit dollars were down 6.3%. The average unit price for foundations dropped 3.9% in the fourth quarter, to $77.20.
The ISPA quarterly reports do not include adjustable beds, a fast-growing segment in the industry.