Washington, DC – The US has imported 14.63m mattresses in the first nine months of 2020, a rise of 65%, or 5.75m mattresses. September's number continues an upward trend.
US mattress imports leap 65% in first nine months of 2020
The map of source countries exporting to the US has changed dramatically in 2020. In the first nine months of 2019, China was the source of 38% of imports. In 2020, that has fallen to just 4.6%. Only 673,000 mattresses entering the US claimed China as their port of origin in the first nine months of 2020. In the first nine months of 2019, the figure was 39.7m.
China has been replaced at the top of the nine-month list by Indonesia, which exported 3.15m units for a 21.5% share, and Vietnam is in second place with 21.2%. So far this year, only 48,000 mattresses separate the two countries. Earlier in November the US slapped tariffs on mattress imports from a number of Asian nations.
In September 2020, the US imported 2.10m mattresses. This is up by 54%, or 734,000.
The largest source of imports to the US in the month was again Indonesia, which provided 462,000 mattresses. Once more, Vietnam is second, with 437,000. These two leaders are followed by Malaysia with 248,000 and Turkey with 216,000 units of the September total.
The five largest sources of imports accounted for 916,000 units in September 2020. This is equivalent to 72.3% of the total in. In the same month last year, the top five exporters accounted for 67.0% of the total.