RESTON, VA - Kitchen and bath cabinetry sales rose 2.3 percent in Septmber, reports the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association. Growth of 2.9 percent was reported in the cabinet manufacturing group's August monthly report, called the Trend of Business Survey.

Cabinet sales overall for September increased +2.3 percent compared to sales for September 2010. By category, stock cabinet sales decreased -1.3 percent; semi-custom sales increased +5.7 percent and custom sales increased by +2.7 percent.

The year-to-date sales show a decrease of -2.2 percent with stock sales down -4.3 percent, semi-custom sales even with last year, and custom sales down -3.5 percent.

Survey participants include stock, semi-custom and custom cabinetry companies whose combined sales represent slightly less than 70 percent of the U.S. cabinet market. 

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