Which Country Imports the Most Mattresses in the World?

Furniture May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, the global mattress imports totaled 4.4M tonnes, ascending by 4% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.4% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, an increase of 6% from the previous year level. Global mattress import peaked in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the near future.

In value terms, mattress imports stood at $14B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +3.5% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. Over the period under review, global mattress imports attained its maximum level of $14B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Mattress Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (3,420.8 million USD)

2. Japan (1,190.9 million USD)

3. Germany (1,009.8 million USD)

4. France (653.4 million USD)

5. United Kingdom (623.0 million USD)

6. Canada (497.3 million USD)

7. Netherlands (412.2 million USD)

8. Australia (371.8 million USD)

9. Belgium (276.7 million USD)

10. Poland (175.6 million USD)

11. China (155.5 million USD)

12. India (21.1 million USD)

Mattress Imports By Country

China (1.3M tonnes) represented the key importing country with an import of around 1.3M tonnes, which finished at 30% of total imports. The U.S. (535K tonnes) took the second position in the ranking, followed by Poland (237K tonnes). All these countries together held near 18% share of total imports. Japan (188K tonnes), Germany (177K tonnes), France (118K tonnes), the UK (109K tonnes), Australia (96K tonnes), the Netherlands (79K tonnes), India (69K tonnes), Belgium (67K tonnes), and Canada (66K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

China experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, Australia (+6.3%), the Netherlands (+6.3%), Germany (+5.4%), the U.S. (+5.0%), France (+4.2%), Belgium (+3.0%), Canada (+2.8%), Japan (+2.4%), the UK (+2.1%), India (+1.5%), and Poland (+1.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Australia emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +6.3% from 2007-2016. Germany (-1.5%), and the U.S. (-4.3%) significantly weakened its position in terms of the global imports, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the U.S. ($3.4B) constitutes the largest market for imported mattress worldwide, making up 25% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Japan ($1.2B), with the share of 9% of global imports. It was followed by Germany, with the share of 7%.

In the U.S., mattress imports stood at an average annual rate of +3.9% over the period from 2007-2016. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Japan (+3.7% per year) and Germany (+3.0% per year).

Mattress Import Prices By Country

The average mattress import price stood at $3,178 per tonne in 2016, declining by -2.2% against the previous year. Over the last nine years it increased at an average annual rate of +1.1%.The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, an increase of 10% from the previous year level. Global mattress import peaked of $3,427 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was Canada ($7,531 per tonne), while China ($120 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of mattress import prices was attained by China (+17.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 9404 - Mattress supports; articles of bedding (e.g. mattresses, quilts, eiderdowns, cushions pouffes and pillows), fitted with springs or stuffed, whether or not covered.

Source: World: Mattresses - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025