RESTON, Va. - Cabinet sales rose 6.7% in April compared to the previous year's figures, boding well for the industry following last month's decline. According to participating members in the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association's (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business Survey, stock sales were up 13.5% and custom sales rose 11.7%, while semi-custom dropped 1.2% compared to the same period the prior year.
Year-to-date cabinetry sales through April recorded a slight gain of 0.9%. Stock sales were up 2.0% and custom sales increased 2.9% year-to-date, however semi-custom sales dipped slightly, down 0.7%.
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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