Positive news in our latest Furniture Insights, with new orders were up 7% in June 2021 over the 30% increase reported in the comparisons of June 2020 vs June 2019. Year to date, new orders were up 51% over the first half of 2020 and up for 94% of the participants.
Our latest Furniture Insights continues to show growth in the furniture industry, with positive reports from the June market. But the good news is dampened by concerns about pricing, backlogs, and availability of key materials.
Furniture sales continue their strong upward trajectory with new orders in February up 34% over February 2020, marking the 9th straight month of large double-digit percentage increases. Also noteworthy is that this trend impacted 94% of the participants in our latest Furniture Insights.
According to our latest survey of residential furniture manufacturers and distributors, new orders in January 2021 continued the rapid increases compared to the previous year. New orders were up 27% compared to January a year ago, the same percent increase as last month. This marks the 8th straight month that orders were higher than the previous year.
Positive results continue for the furniture industry in our latest Furniture Insights. New orders in October increased over the same period from a year ago for the fifth straight month, increasing 40% over October 2019.
More good news in our latest Furniture Insights as new orders in September were up 43% over September 2019 orders. This followed a 51% increase reported in August, 39% increase in July and a 30% increase in June. Orders were up for 91% of the participants for the month.