Alexandria, Virginia — The number of US foam mattresses shipped fell by 5.7% in 2013 compared to 2012, according to a new report from ISPA (the International Sleep Products Association).
The drop bucked the industry's 2.4% growth rate. Sales were estimated at $6.9bn in 2013 compared to $6.8bn in 2012.
The foam mattress market was estimated to be worth $1.7bn in 2013, said the ISPA report – 2013 Mattress Industry Report of Sales and Trends – which includes both contract and residential products.
ISPA found the number of mattresses shipped in 2013 rose by little over 1% to around 35m units. Around a third of those mattresses – or 3m – were non-innerspring ie foam-based. This figure represented a drop of 5.7% on 2012 when around 3.2m units were shipped.
The average price of a foam mattress rose by 3.5% from $549 in 2012 to $568 in 2013. The ratio of queen and king-sized beds sold compared to other sizes stood at 40/60 during both years. Full size beds (20% of the market in both years), and then twin (15% over both years), were the next most popular after queen and king size bedding.
Mattresses priced between $500 and $1,000 proved the most popular in both 2012 and 2013, which respectively represented a 33.1% and a 35.5% share of the market.
The ISPA report includes current and historical data on the industry’s performance which its president Ryan Trainer said helps industry figures make “commercial and investment decisions.”
The study charts a 20-year history of key data from price point analyses to regional sales data breakouts and mattress-size trends to household consumption rates.
It also features commentary on industry issues and a world mattress report prepared by the Centre of Industrial Studies.
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