This article has been republished with the permission of Furniture Today USA.
Words: David Perry
Queen-sized mattresses, the featured items in bedding ads across the country, gained market share last year, an industry study says.
The 2016 Mattress Industry Trends Report, published by the International Sleep Products Assn., said that the percentage of queen mattresses shipped last year gained more than one point of market share, rising from a weighted average of 40.2% of shipments in 2015 to a weighted average of 41.4% last year, the biggest gain for any bedding size.
ISPA presents the bedding size shipment figures for innerspring and non-innerspring mattresses in adult sizes. The figures are weighted by the percentage of innerspring and non-innerspring mattresses to total mattress units.
King-sized mattresses maintained their share last year at 16.7% of shipments. Also holding steady was twin, with a 19% share of shipments.
Full-sized mattresses grew from a weighted average of 15.4% of shipments in 2015 to 15.5% of shipments last year. Twin XL mattresses also gained share, increasing from a 2.4% share in 2015 to a 2.5% share in 2016.
California king and odd mattress sizes lost share last year, ISPA said.