Mattress Sales Up 11 Percent in April

       

       

ALEXANDRIA, Va.–U.S. sales of mattresses jumped 11.3 percent on a dollar basis year over year in April, totaling $273.1 million, according to the latest Bedding Barometer report from the International Sleep Products Association.

The most recent report is another indication that the mattress industry has turned in a positive direction, after spending much of the past two years in the doldrums. On a unit basis, mattress sales reached 944,585 in April, up 8.7 percent from April of last year. The average unit selling price for the mattresses sold was $289.12, a 2.4 percent increase over the prior year.

In the January-April period, dollar sales climbed 10.8 percent to $1.1 billion, while unit sales gained 12.7 percent to finish the period at 4.1 million. The average unit selling price for the first four months of 2010 was $276.69, down 1.7 percent from the same period of 2009.