RESTON, Va. - Cabinet sales dropped 3.2% in April, breaking a three-month streak of year-over-year sales growth. According to participating members in the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association's (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business Survey, stock cabinet sales fell 5.2% and custom sales dropped 9.8% compared to the same period last year. Only semi-custom sales showed slight gains, up 0.8% for the period.

However, year-to-date sales remain positive. Overall, cabinetry sales are up 4.2%, with stock sales up 4.5%, semi-custom sales up 4.8%, and custom sales up 0.9%. 2016 cabinet sales reached $6.8 billion, according to KCMA figures.

KCMA Trend of Business Survey participants include stock, semi-custom, and custom companies whose combined sales represent approximately 70% 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. The association has been compiling and reporting industry sales data for more than 40 years.

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