Plumbing and Mechanical

NKBA Market Report Shows Increases From 2010

November 10, 2011
Although optimism faded, revenues continue to rise.

The National Kitchen & Bath Association recently released the results of the Kitchen & Bath Market Report for the third quarter, reflecting a rise in showroom traffic and an increase in kitchen remodels from a year ago. Although the number of bathroom remodels declined from the second quarter, results show a significant increase over the bathroom sales of a year ago.

“Although optimism seems to be taking a hit, the numbers today from a year ago are encouragingly higher, ranging in increase from 4 percent to 85 percent higher on various points,” stated Bill Darcy, executive vice president of the NKBA. “The volatility of the third quarter is balanced by the overall increased consumer traffic, sales volume and remodeling prices in the past year.”

The NKBA Kitchen & Bath Market Index, which measures the confidence of kitchen and bath dealers on a scale of -60 to +60, is at +9 for the third quarter, showing kitchen and bath dealers expect only slight growth in the market through the following quarter.

NKBA KBMI Methodology

The NKBA KBMI is determined by averaging expectations of NKBA member kitchen and bath dealers during the next quarter based on expected increases (+1), decreases (-1) or no change (0) in each market condition. That total is divided by the number of dealers surveyed and multiplied by 10, which gives the KBMI a range of -60 (pessimistic) to +60 (optimistic). The NKBA KBMI surveys approximately 150 kitchen and bath dealers across North America each quarter. Here’s an overview of KNBA’s KBMI:

    Showroom Visits
  • Up 8 percent from previous quarter; Up 42 percent from previous year.
  • 33 percent anticipate an increase in fourth quarter; 14 percent anticipate a decrease.

    Kitchen Remodels Sales Volume
  • Down 6 percent from previous quarter; Up 36 percent from previous year.
  • 36 percent anticipate an increase in Q4; 13 percent anticipate a decline.

    Kitchen Remodeling Prices
  • Up 7 percent from previous quarter; Up 16 percent from previous year.
  • 14 percent anticipate an increase in Q4; 14 percent also anticipate a decline.

    Bathroom Remodel Sales Volume
  • Down 9 percent from previous quarter; Up 85 percent from previous year.
  • 35 percent anticipate an increase; 10 percent anticipate a decline.

    Bathroom Remodeling Prices
  • Up 30 percent from previous quarter; Up 16 percent from previous year.
  • 18 percent anticipate an increase; 9 percent anticipate a decline.

    Kitchen And Bath Revenue
  • Up 4 percent from previous quarter; Up 69 percent from previous year.
  • 32 percent anticipate an increase; 15 percent anticipate a decline.

Read here for the full report.

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