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Industry Sales by Quarter 2012 Q1 to 2019 Q1 Furniture & Bedding

Following high growth in the third and fourth quarters of last year, the fourth quarter softened and continued to soften into the first quarter of this year. Combined Furniture and Bedding sales grew only 1.8 percent in the first quarter versus the same quarter in 2018. Compared to the previous quarter, 2018 Q4, first quarter sales were down 3.2 percent totaling $25.92 billion.

Furniture (excluding Bedding) in the first quarter increased 1.86 percent versus the same quarter 1 in 2018 totaling $21.88 billion. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2018, Furniture sales fell 6 percent.

Although Furniture sales typically dip in the first quarter compared to the fourth quarter of the previous year, Bedding sales tend to increase. After a poor fourth quarter last year, Bedding sales were up 15.6 percent over 2018 Q4, totaling $4.05 billion. Compared to the same quarter last year, 2019 Q1 sales increased only 1.5 percent.

Following high growth in the third and fourth quarters of last year, the fourth quarter softened and continued to soften into the first quarter of this year. Combined Furniture and Bedding sales grew only 1.8 percent in the first quarter versus the same quarter in 2018. Compared to the previous quarter, 2018 Q4, first quarter sales were down 3.2 percent totaling $25.92 billion.

Furniture (excluding Bedding) in the first quarter increased 1.86 percent versus the same quarter 1 in 2018 totaling $21.88 billion. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2018, Furniture sales fell 6 percent.

Although Furniture sales typically dip in the first quarter compared to the fourth quarter of the previous year, Bedding sales tend to increase. After a poor fourth quarter last year, Bedding sales were up 15.6 percent over 2018 Q4, totaling $4.05 billion. Compared to the same quarter last year, 2019 Q1 sales increased only 1.5 percent.

For the second straight quarter, the first quarter in 2019 slowed compared to the same quarter of last year. Furniture and Bedding sales of $25.92 billion reflect an increase of 1.8 percent over 2018 Q1. Compared to the fourth quarter of last year sales are down 3.2 percent.

Furniture (excluding Bedding) increased 1.86 percent in 2019 Q1 versus the same first quarter of 2018 with sales of $21.88 billion. This figure is down 6 percent over last quarter, 2018 Q4.

Coming off a tough 2018, where sales for the year increased less than one percent (.08 percent), Bedding rebounded slightly in 2019 Q1, up 1.5 percent to $4.05 billion. Compared to a poor fourth quarter of last year, sales were up 15.6 percent in the first quarter of this year.



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