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ALEXANDRIA, Va.–U.S. sales of mattresses finished 2009 on a positive note, according to the monthly Bedding Barometer from the International Sleep Products Association.
Dollar sales of mattresses increased 7.6 percent in December, totaling $200.5 million, while unit sales jumped 10.8 percent to 643,342. For 2009 as a whole, dollar sales were almost $2.5 billion, down 9.2 percent from 2008, and unit sales fell 5.8 percent to nearly 8 million. ISPA based its data on reports from 18 U.S. mattress manufacturers, whose sales represented 56.3 percent of the market.
The average unit selling price for December mattress sales slipped 2.9 percent to $311.63. For the year, the average unit selling price was $311.42, down 3.7 percent from 2008.