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Industry Sales by Quarter 2009 Q1 to 2016 Q1 Furniture & Bedding


Industry Sales by Quarter 2009 Q1 to 2016 Q1 Furniture & Bedding

The Industry experienced its customary first quarter dip compared to last quarter with sales down 2.2 percent 2016 Q1 versus 2015 Q4.  However, compared to the same quarter last year (2015 Q1), sales were up 4.2 percent totaling $23.06 billion.

Furniture (excluding Bedding) increased 4.2 percent in the first quarter over 2015 Q1.  First quarter sales fell 4.9 percent below last quarter (2015 Q4).

Bedding sales were also up 5.1 percent over Q1 of last year. Compared to the last quarter (2015 Q4) which is traditionally Bedding’s worst quarter, the first quarter grew 16 percent.


Industry Growth Quarter to Quarter 2013 Q1 to 2016 Q1 Furniture & Bedding


The chart above shows quarter-over-quarter industry performance from 2013 Q1 through the first quarter of 2016.

First quarter combined Furniture and Bedding industry sales of $23.06 billion were a 4.2 percent improvement over the same Q1 in 2015. Compared to last quarter (2015 Q4) sales declined 2.2 percent.

Furniture (excluding Bedding) increased 4.1 percent in 2016 Q1 versus the same quarter last year with sales of $19.5 billion – up from $18.74 billion in 2015 Q1.

Bedding quarter-over-quarter sales of $3.56 billion, up 5.1 percent over first quarter sales last year.

Industry Sales 2008 YE to 2016 Q1 Furniture & Bedding

Industry sales in the first quarter of 2016 totaled $23.06 billion, an increase of 4.2 percent over the first quarter of last year. 


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