December cabinet sales rise 11.6%, year up 2%
February 5, 2021 | 9:18 am CST
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RESTON, Va. - Cabinet sales rose 11.6% in December 2020 compared to the previous year's figures, ending the year on a high note with six straight months of year-over-year growth for the industry. According to participating members in the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association's monthly Trend of Business Survey, custom sales were up 19.3%, semi-custom increased 12.5% and stock sales increased 9.6% in December compared to the same period in 2019.

When looking at the month-to-month comparison, cabinet sales held fairly steady, the KCMA reported. Overall sales were down 0.2% in December 2020 compared to November. Custom sales increased 1.8%, semi-custom sales decreased 2.2% and stock sales increased 0.7%.

Overall for the year, 2020 cabinet sales were up 2.0%. Custom sales increased 0.4%, semi-custom sales decreased 1.9% while stock sales increased 5.1%.

The KCMA Trend of Business Survey participants include stock, semi-custom, and custom companies whose combined sales represent approximately 75% of the U.S. kitchen cabinet and bath vanity market. KCMA is a 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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