Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Mattress manufacturers can rest easy because a recovery is on the way. Improving disposable incomes and a recovering housing market will drive sales of new (and more high-end) mattresses. The mattress production process has become leaner and quicker, which will improve profit margins and make US-made mattresses more attractive to foreign buyers due to their speedy delivery times. Input prices will continue to increase, but will be less volatile, giving manufacturers ample time to prepare for any fluctuations... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Mattress Manufacturing industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Over the 10 years to 2015, industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the US economy, is projected to increase at an average annual rate of 0.4% per year. In comparison, US GDP is expected to rise at an annualized rate of 2.5% during the period. The difference between IVA and GDP is the mainly the result of falling industry wages.
Still, the industry has not entered a period of decline. Its lackluster performance has mainly been due to its reliance on housing market growth to boost demand, but the housing market suffered heavy losses during the recession... purchase to read more