Mixed results for December as orders are up 7% overall, but only 45% of participants reported they experienced an increase. Overall for the year, orders are up 6%, showing an continued positive trend of growth for the furniture industry.
Orders up 6% year to date and 3% year over year in our latest Furniture Insights. Consumer confidence is also down, but most likely due to the temporary shock of the government shutdown. Overall, 2018 appears to have been a good year in the furniture industry.
Positive results continue for the furniture industry. According to our latest survey of residential furniture manufacturers and distributors, new orders year to date are up 6% with September orders up 9% over September 2017.