Reston, VA—Kitchen cabinet manufacturers reported an increase in overall cabinet sales of 7.2 percent for July 2021 compared to the same month in 2020, reports the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA). It’s July 2021 Trend of Business report recorded that custom sales are up 10.3 percent, semi-custom went down 1.1 percent, and stock sales increased 12.5 percent.
The numbers weren’t as bullish in the month-to-month comparison. Overall sales decreased 11.5 percent in July 2021 compared to June 2021. Custom sales down 15.1 percent, semi-custom sales down 17.2 percent, and stock sales decreased 6.6 percent.
However, 2021 sales remain strong compared to last year. Overall year-to-date cabinet sales are up 18.3 percent when compared to the same time period in 2020. Custom sales up 21.5 percent, semi-custom sales increased 17.6 percent and stock sales increased 18.1 percent.
Survey participants include stock, semi-custom and custom companies whose combined sales represent approximately 75 percent of the U.S. kitchen cabinet and bath vanity market. KCMA is the major trade association for kitchen cabinet and bath vanity manufacturers and key suppliers of goods and services to the industry. KCMA has been compiling and reporting industry sales data for more than forty years.
KCMA oversees two cabinet certification programs. The KCMA A161.1 Quality Certification Seal signifies cabinets have been tested to ensure a high level of quality and durability, giving your customers peaces of mind with their purchase. Cabinets that earn the Quality Certification Seal pass 15 rigorous tests in four categories: Structural tests, Drawer tests, Door tests and Finish tests. The KCMA ESP Seal was created to meet consumer demands that manufacturers build cabinets with sustainable and responsible practices that benefit the environment and communities, and to encourage cabinet manufacturers to follow those best practices. The ESP holds the industry to high standards for their products and forest sustainability manufacturing processes.