RESTON, Va. - Cabinet sales rose 1.8% in November compared to the previous year's figures, continuing the upturn recorded last month. According to participating members in the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association's (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business Survey, semi-custom cabinet sales recorded the highest rise in November 2017, growing 3.7%, while custom sales rose 2.2%, and stock sales showed a minimal gain of 0.1% compared to the same period the prior year.
Year-to-date sales through November 2017 also showed growth, with total cabinetry sales up 2.8%. Stock sales were up 3.0% and semi-custom sales increased 3.5% year-to-date, however custom sales dipped slightly, down 0.4% compared to sales through November 2016.
The 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 says 63% of its cabinet manufacturer members report sales below $10 million annually, reflecting the importance of small manufacturers in the industry.
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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