KCMA: December cabinet sales down overall

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RESTON, Va. — Cabinet manufacturers reported overall cabinet sales of were down 13.2% for November 2023 compared to the same month in 2022, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association's December Trend of Business report.

Survey respondents reported overall sales of $201,614 for December, which is down compared to the same month one year ago when it was $232,289.

In a year-over-year monthly comparison, custom sales were down 10.2% to $57,229, semi-custom dropped 16.3% to $111,672 and stock sales declined 6.9% to $32,713. Cabinet quantity for the month was at 528,753, a decrease of 17.1% compared to December 2022 figures.

Overall, year-to-date cabinet sales through December dropped 2.3% to $2.801 million, compared to the same time period last year when it was $2.866 million. 

YTD custom sales were $768,099, up 5%, and semi-custom sales were at $1.58 million, up 0.5%, however, stock sales were down 19.4% to $453.1 compared to 2022 year-to-date figures provided by respondents. Cabinet quantity for the year to date was 7.4 million, a decrease of 14.3% over the time period.

Estimated overall market sales for November were $1.3 million and estimated 2023 sales year to date for the overall market were $16.0 million.

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) represents kitchen cabinet and bath vanity manufacturers and key suppliers of goods and services to the industry. KCMA has been compiling and reporting industry sales data for more than 40 years.

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