Cabinet Sales Up 3.8% for July 2018, Down 14.7% Compared to Last Month

Cabinet Sales Up 3.8% for July 2018, Down 14.7% Compared to Last Month

According to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA)’s monthly Trend of Business Survey, participating cabinet manufacturers reported an increase in cabinet sales of 3.8% for July 2018 compared to the same month in 2017. Stock sales increased 9.2%; semi-custom sales decreased 3.1%; and custom sales increased 8.4% compared to June 2017.

Year to date cabinetry sales through July 2018 are up 1.5% according to participating manufacturers.  Stock sales are up 3.2%; semi-custom decreased 1.1%; and custom sales are up 3.9% so far this year.

Compared to last month (June 2018), sales are down 14.7%. Stock sales are down 13.7% compared to June; Semi-custom decreased 16.2%; and custom decreased 13.1%. 

Survey participants include stock, semi-custom, and custom companies – companies that belong to KCMA represent combined sales of approximately 70 percent of the U.S. kitchen cabinet and bath vanity market.  KCMA is the major trade association for kitchen cabinet and bath vanity manufacturers and key suppliers of goods and services to the industry.  All major U.S. cabinet manufacturing companies belong to KCMA.  Sixty-three percent of KCMA cabinet manufacturer members report sales below $10 million annually, reflecting the importance of small manufacturers in the industry.  KCMA has been compiling and reporting industry sales data for more than forty years.

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