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 32.9% for May 2021 compared to the same month in 2020. Custom sales are up 26.9%, semi-custom increased 32.6%, and stock sales increased 34.4%.
The numbers reflect the continued recovery from the height of the pandemic lockdown. When looking at the month-to-month comparison, cabinet sales varied slightly one way or the other. Overall sales increased 0.8% in May 2021 compared to April 2021. Custom sales were down 2.0%, semi-custom sales up 2.1%, and stock sales increased 0.5%.
2021 sales remain strong. Overall year-to-date cabinet sales are up 21.6% when compared to the same time period in 2020. Custom sales up 23.5%, semi-custom sales increased 21.3% and stock sales increased 21.4%.
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.