New orders for furniture rose 9 percent in March compared with the same month last year, according to the latest Furniture Insights survey of residential furniture manufacturers and distributors.
Consumers stepped back last month and took a shopping break tamping down April retail sales.
The North American Home Furnishings Association now has a podcast of what would have been Jerry Epperson’s April High Point Market Industry Outlook available on nahfa.org.
U.S. consumers opened up their purses in March to push the country to record the largest increase in more than four and a half years.
American consumers were slightly less confident this month about jobs and the overall of the U.S. economy.
New retailer orders for furniture dipped in February, according to the latest Furniture Insights.
Consumer confidence reached its highest level last week in eight months.