Friday, September 5, 2008

July Business Barometer Shows Mixed Results

Kitchen/bath dealers averaged 32 prospects, 12 kitchen sales and and 15 bath sales during July, according to the NKBA Dealer Business Barometer. Average price of a kitchen for respondents was $32,735 and average price of a bath was $10,918.
About 41% of respondents said that the number of prospects was the same or higher than last year at this time. About half said the number of kitchen sales was the same or higher, and 51% said the number of bath sales were the same or higher.
Forty percent of respondents forecast higher dollar sales volume during the next six months, and 15% expect sales to remain level with the previous six months. Some 52% say they will be doing business as usual during the rest of 2008, and 15% plan to expand.

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