KCMA: Cabinet sales down in December, up slightly for 2019
February 21, 2020 | 10:49 am CST
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RESTON, Va. -- According to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s monthly Trend of Business Survey, participating cabinet manufacturers reported a decrease in cabinet sales of 1.9 percent for December 2019 compared to the same month in 2018. Custom sales saw a decrease of 9.7 percent and semi-custom decreased 4 percent. Stock cabinet sales were up 1 percent.

Cabinet sales overall were down 3.1 percent compared to November 2019 with custom down 11.7 percent, semi-custom sales down 8 percent, and stock sales up 2.1 percent compared to the previous month.

Year-to-date cabinet sales were up just 0.6 percent when compared to 2018. Custom sales were down 1.2 percent, semi-custom sales were down 4.1 percent, and stock sales were up 4.5 percent.

Survey participants include stock, semi-custom, and custom companies whose combined sales represent 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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