July 1, 2013/Furniture Insights
July 2013 Furniture Insights
New orders in May 2013 were 6 percent higher than May 2012 orders, according to our recent survey of residential furniture manufacturers and distributors. New orders in May were 13 percent higher than April 2013. May 2012 new orders were 10 percent higher than May 2011, so the May results were good considering they were compared to a good previous period. Orders were up for 68 percent of the participants, down from 80 percent reported last month.