This issue of the Bedding Market Quarterly shows that for the 3rd quarter of 2020, total unit shipments of mattresses, stationary and motion foundations from US producers and imports were 6.8% above comparable data for 2019, and the value of those units were also up 13.7% year over year. Year-to-date data shows that units and dollars were up 2.0% and 1.7% respectively.
Turning to reported US-produced mattresses and stationary foundations, unit shipments were 0.6% below the level of sales for the same period in 2019, while the wholesale value of those shipments were 7.6% above last year, resulting in the Q3 2020 average unit price being 8.2% above Q3 2019. The year-to-date data shows that units and dollars were down 7.8% and 5.6% respectively, while AUP was 2.4% above the same period 2019.
The Bedding Market Quarterly reports U.S. sales activity (including Puerto Rico) based on data provided by 13 U.S. mattress producers. The participating companies accounted for 54.2% of the mattress units shipped and 69.5% of the wholesale market revenue for mattresses sold in 2019. The experience of these participants as a group does not necessarily reflect those of the entire mattress manufacturing industry. Furthermore, comparisons of Bedding Market Quarterly results for different time periods can be affected by a number of factors, including differences in the number of workdays and holiday promotions in a given quarter, weather conditions, etc.