39 Official Mattress Industry Statistics

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Welcome to the ultimate source of mattress industry statistics, compiled using the latest official 2022 data and market research reports.

If you need a trusted and reliable source for your mattress-related research or article, then look no further.

Our research team is pleased to provide easy-to-understand infographics and all the latest data on both the US and the global mattress market.

Plus there are stats about online mattress sales, sustainability and recycling, the hospitality mattress industry, and also some random facts that most people don't know.

Key Facts

  • The mattress market is worth $30.81 billion globally and is projected to grow to $64 billion by 2030.
  • The US accounts for almost 36 million mattress sales annually.
  • Innerspring mattresses are bought most frequently, but memory foam mattresses are preferred by consumers. 66% of people think it's the best type of foam.
  • Over 75,000 Americans are employed in the mattress industry.
  • 54% of people now buy mattresses online rather than in-store.
  • The US discards 50,000 mattresses every day.
  • More than 75% of mattresses can be recycled, but only 5% actually are.

Global Mattress Market Data

These statistics show the current size of the global mattress industry market, its major players, consumer demographics, and forecast growth.

global mattress industry statistics infographic

How big is the mattress industry?

The current global mattress market size is $30.81 billion. (Zion Market Research)

How did COVID-19 affect the mattress market?

It is estimated that the market declined by 13% in 2020 due to suppressed demand and supply chain issues caused by the COVID pandemic. (Fortune Business)

However, it has since recovered and analysts forecast significant mattress market growth until 2030.

What is the mattress industry growth forecast?

The mattress industry is predicted to enjoy a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of around 7% for the remainder of the decade.

It is estimated that the global mattress market will be valued at $64 billion by 2030.

Increasing consumer awareness around the health benefits of sleep is one of the main factors driving these market trends.

(Research & Markets)

Which regions have the largest demand for mattresses?

Asia Pacific is the region with the most mattress demand globally, with a 39% share of the global market.

The demand is driven by the high population in both China and India.

North America (24%) and South America (20%) also have a significant share of the global market. (TechNavio)

What demographic buys the most mattresses?

Consumers aged between 18 and 35 years replace their mattresses most often.

This is because they are more likely to experience major life events such as moving house, marriage, or starting a family - all of which are likely to lead to a mattress purchase.

(Grand View Research)

Is the mattress business profitable?

Yes, with profit margins commonly around 40-50% the mattress industry is certainly a profitable one.

These markups mean that a mattress selling for $1000 may have cost around $600-700 to make and ship.

Also, since most new mattresses are made to order, mattress stores hold very little stock, which keeps their overheads low. Online mattress companies don't even need a showroom, which means their profit margins can be higher still.

(Psychology Today)

Who is the largest mattress manufacturer?

Tempur Sealy International is the largest bedding and mattress manufacturer in the world.

In the US, they are thought to command a 19% market share.

The Suibao Group (China) and Sheela Foam (India) are two of the other global brands that command significant market share in their regions.

(IMARC Group / Statistic Brain)

Who is the target market for mattresses?

Statistics show that the majority of decision-makers when it comes to new mattress purchases are women.

48% of mattresses are bought solely by women, while couples make a joint decision in a further 34% of cases.

(Traqline)

US Mattress Industry Statistics

Now let's focus on some key industry statistics for the US market.

US mattress market statistics infographic

How many mattresses are sold in the US each year?

The latest mattress industry sales data reveals that 35.9 million mattresses are sold every year in the US. (Statistic Brain)

How many mattress firms are in the US?

There are around 600 mattress companies involved with design and manufacture in the US in 2022.

There are a further 16,000 mattress retailers and stores.

(Grand View Research)

Which mattresses are made in the USA?

PlushBeds, Avocado, Brentwood Home, Birch, Eco Terra, My Green Mattress, Spindle, Wink Beds, Ashley, Tempur-Pedic, and Sealy are all brands that make their mattresses in the USA.

Many of these are eco-friendly mattress brands that use organic and sustainable materials.

Buying a mattress made in the USA ensures that it meets US regulations and quality standards, many of which are more stringent than those in other countries such as China.

It is kinder to the environment as it cuts down on emissions from shipping, and it also helps the US economy by supporting local jobs.

(TheRoundup)

What is the #1 selling mattress type in America?

The most popular mattresses in the US are innerspring mattresses, accounting for around 33% of total sales.

Globally, this figure is far higher - 66% of global mattress sales are spring/coil mattresses.

However, innerspring mattresses also have the lowest customer satisfaction rating of just 65%. This compares unfavorably with memory foam mattresses, which have an 80% average satisfaction rating.

(Consumer Reports / Fortune Business)

Who sells the most mattresses in the US?

The 3 leading mattress sellers in the US are:

  1. Amazon
  2. The Mattress Firm
  3. Walmart

These retailers account for around 35% of the total US market.

(Traqline)

How much does the average American spend on a mattress?

The average American spends $754 on a new mattress.

The average price of a queen-size, synthetic traditional innerspring mattress is $1,050.

Mattress prices can range between $300 and $5,000 depending on their size, quality, and the materials it is made from.

Better quality mattresses can last for many years, making them a better long-term investment and also better for the environment.

(TheRoundup)

How many jobs are there in the US Mattress Industry?

Employment in the US is booming, as the following 3 mattress industry statistics show:

  • US mattress industry statistics reveal that 75,050 people are employed in this sector in 2022.
  • The most common job type was in mattress manufacturing, which has 23,086 employees, a 4.1% growth from last year and a 1.7% average annual growth over the last 5 years.
  • On average, mattress manufacturing companies have around 53 employees.

(Ibis World)

What are the US laws concerning mattress sales?

US federal law requires that all mattresses sold in the United States must be flame-proof. (CPSC)

This is defined by their ability to withstand an open flame in test conditions, without sustaining a charred area of more than 2 inches in diameter.

However, some people are concerned about the side effects of chemicals used in flame retardants added to synthetic mattresses. This is one of the factors driving the popularity of organic mattress brands.

Online Mattress Sales Statistics

The COVID pandemic lead to a surge in consumers purchasing mattresses online, but the sector was growing already.

These statistics reveal the current state of the global mattress industry online, and projections for its future.

What percentage of consumers buy mattresses online?

These 4 statistics show that consumer attitudes are very much beginning to shift towards online mattress sales and away from in-store purchases.

  • 54% of consumers now say they bought mattresses online rather than in-store.
  • This is an increase from 45% in 2018.
  • 61% say they would prefer to buy their next mattress that way.
  • 66% say they are buying from brands that align with their values.

(BSC / International Sleep Products Association)

How many online mattress companies are there?

According to the latest estimates, there are around 175 "bed in a box" online mattress companies. (CNBC)

However, despite what some people might claim, they are not all the same.

Whilst it is true that many have similar branding and products, there are big differences, both in terms of price and quality, between those online mattress companies that sell synthetic products and those that sell organic ones.

Also see: Is an organic mattress worth the money?

Mattress Recycling & Sustainability Statistics

Whenever a consumer or business buys a new mattress, the question arises of what should be done with the old one.

Unfortunately, the statistics show that whilst most mattresses can be recycled, far too many still go to waste.

mattress recycling statistics infographic

  • More than 50,000 mattresses are discarded in the U.S. each day.
  • The average age of discarded mattresses is 11.2 years.
  • More than 75 percent of mattress materials can be recycled.
  • But less than 5% of discarded mattresses are actually recycled.
  • There are currently 59 mattress recycling facilities available across the United States.
  • More than 10 million mattresses have been recycled in the US to date - but millions more have gone to landfill.

(Mattress Recycling Council / Product Stewardship Institute)

Also see: How to recycle your old mattress

Mattresses in the Hospitality Industry

Hotels are a major purchaser in the international mattress market. But what mattresses do they use, and how often are they bought and replaced? You'll find the answers below.

How often do hotels replace mattresses?

It can vary depending on the type of hotel. On average, hotels replace their mattresses:

  • Reputable, medium to high budget hotels - Every 3-5 years
  • New, unknown, or low-budget hotels - Every 8-10 years.

Mattresses may be replaced sooner if they are damaged or soiled to the extent that they become unusable.

(TheRoundup)

What mattress brand do Marriott hotels use?

Marriott uses the Marriott Mattress which is made in the US by Jamison Bedding.

There are three versions of this memory foam mattress: Supreme, Presidential and Moxy.

(Marriott International)

What brand mattress does Hilton use?

Hilton hotels use mattresses made by Serta.

Different Hilton Brands such as Canopy and Hilton Garden have their own mattresses, but the majority of the chain uses the Serenity mattress.

(Hilton International)

What mattress brand does Four Seasons use?

Four Seasons uses signature mattresses made by the Simmons Bedding Company.

These synthetic memory foam mattresses are made in the USA and come in standard, plush, or firm versions.

(Four Seasons)

Memory Foam Mattress Facts

  • 66% of people think a memory foam mattress is the best type of foam available. (BSC)
  • Memory foam was first invented by NASA in 1966. (NASA)
  • Sales of memory foam mattresses in the US will reach $17.69 billion by 2026. This will be fuelled by the rising demand for eco-friendly foam mattresses. (Research & Markets)
  • Side sleepers get the most benefit from a memory foam mattress since there is no other sleep solution that caters to their needs. (NCBI)

Little Known Facts

We'll end with a couple of random mattress facts that most people don't know.

Can a mattress really last 20 years?

Yes, modern organic mattresses can last for more than 20 years. In fact, retailers such as PlushBeds and Avocado are offering a 25-year warranty on their products.

It is unlikely that traditional innerspring mattresses would last this long however, unless they are rarely slept on.

The quality and type of materials used to make the mattress will generally determine how long it lasts, which is why cheaper mattresses are often poor value in the long term.

(The Roundup)

Is it true that there are more mattress stores than Starbucks?

Yes - it's true! Current statistics show that there are approximately 16,000 mattress stores in the U.S.

Meanwhile, there are 15,444 US Starbucks outlets.

(Ibis World / Wikipedia)

Summary

If you came looking for facts about the mattress industry, I hope you've found what you're looking for here in what is the web's largest collection of free mattress industry statistics.

Our statistics reveal that the mattress market size has grown significantly over recent years and is likely to continue to do so in the future. This is true both in the US and across the globe.

Consumers habits are changing, with more people looking to buy online, and factors such as health and sustainability becoming more important.

We also learned that most mattresses can and should be recycled when they reach end of life, but that in practice this is still not happening often enough.

Use of Infographics

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Sources

Better Sleep CouncilConsumer Reports | CNBCCPSCFortune Business InsightsGrand View ResearchIbis WorldIMARCMRCNASANCBIPSIPsychology TodayResearch & MarketsStatistic Brain Research InstituteTechNavioTraqlineZion Market Research

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Arabella Ruiz is a senior researcher at The Roundup. She lives in San Antonio, Texas and has been interested in the environment from an early age. Arabella loves to campaign for environmental causes and fundraise for charities that aim to preserve wildlife habitat, protect endangered species or help people with climate change problems.
Arabella Ruiz
Arabella Ruiz is a senior researcher at The Roundup. She lives in San Antonio, Texas and has been interested in the environment from an early age. Arabella loves to campaign for environmental causes and fundraise for charities that aim to preserve wildlife habitat, protect endangered species or help people with climate change problems.

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