MATTRESS IMPORTS POST DOUBLE DIGIT GAINS FOR JULY, AUGUST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Mattress imports to the U.S. continue on the ascent, posting double-digit gains in July and August, an industry report says.
The third quarter report issued by the International Sleep Products Assn. includes figures on mattress imports in July and August that show double digit dollar and unit growth.

ISPA presented U.S. International Trade Commission data showing that the customs value of imported mattresses jumped 13.2% for July and August imports, while units in that same time period were up 11.9%.

For the January-August period, the customs value of mattress imports is up 19.5%, while units are up 22.2%, ISPA said.
The average unit price for mattress imports was up 1.1% in the July-August period, to $97.53, ISPA said. For the January-August period, the average unit price for mattress imports was down 2.2%, to $94.36.