Mattress sales climbed 8.7% in September, compared with the same month in 2014, according to the Bedding Barometer (paywall), a monthly report of U.S. mattress sales published by the International Sleep Products Association. The wholesale dollar value of those sales grew 13.6%, compared with September 2014, while the average unit selling price increased 4.5%.
Total unit shipments for the third quarter were up 4% and the dollar value of sales rose 7.6%, compared with the prior-year quarter. AUSP increased 3.5%.
Year-to-date unit sales and the wholesale dollar levels of those units increased by 4.6% and 7.6%, respectively, compared to 2014 levels. Year-to-date AUSP rose 2.9%.