According to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business Survey, participating cabinet manufacturers reported an increase in overall cabinet sales of 46.8% for April 2021 compared to the same month in 2020. Custom sales are up 65.8%, semi-custom increased 49.3%, and stock sales increased 41.8%.
The numbers above skew high as they reflect the recovery from the height of the pandemic lockdown. When looking at the month-to-month comparison, cabinet sales showed signs of slowing, in part due to the labor shortage and rising home costs. Overall sales decreased 14.5% in April 2021 compared to March 2021. Custom sales were down 10.3%, semi-custom sales down 16.1%, and stock sales decreased 14.2%.
2021 sales remain strong. Overall year-to-date cabinet sales are up 18.8% when compared to the same time period in 2020. Custom sales up 22.8%, semi-custom sales increased 22.7% and stock sales increased 15.4%.
Survey participants include stock, semi-custom and custom companies whose combined sales represent approximately 75% 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.