Monthly report provides current information on business trends—including current month and YTD sales growth compared to prior year, average collection period, and number of days in production backlog—with data categorized by type of manufacturer (e.g., stock, semi-custom, and custom). Summary data is included in monthly press releases, with full report available to participants only.
Quarterly survey of industry professionals conducted jointly by Robert W. Baird & Co. and the NKBA analyzes kitchen and bath product demand trends for the repair and remodel market in total and for specific product segments, with segments covered in the survey including kitchen and bath cabinets, countertops, plumbing fixtures, and appliances. Current and archived reports are available free online.
Comprehensive research study provides a detailed analysis of the U.S. market for this product sector, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by material (e.g., wood, veneer, engineered wood products, laminates, metal, and glass), product (e.g., kitchen, bathroom, and store fixtures), and market (e.g., residential, office and commercial, institutional, and nonconstruction).
Market research study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. market for countertops, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by material (e.g., laminate, granite, marble, solid surface, engineered stone, cast polymer, and tile), product (e.g., kitchen, bath), application (e.g., new construction, remodeling), and market (e.g., residential, institutional, commercial, and nonbuilding).
Cabinets & Countertops
Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. market for cabinets and countertops, with subjects covered in the report including cabinetwork and countertop market trends, shipment and price trends, end markets and distribution channels, new and remodeled kitchens and baths, retail sales by region and state, factors affecting demand, manufacturing cost structure, and competitive landscape.
Kitchen & Bath Industry Trends
Industry trend report provides up-to-date information on product shipment, sales, and pricing trends in the kitchen and bath products industry, with product segments addressed in the report including kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities, countertops, plumbing fixtures (e.g., metal, vitreous, and plastic), water faucets and related plumbing fittings, and kitchen and bathroom floor and wall tiles.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Annual financial benchmarking report allows users to compare their firm's performance with other similar-size operations by type of manufacturer (e.g., stock, semi-custom, and custom), with data provided in the report including income, expense, and balance sheet data and financial benchmark measures provided including profitability, efficiency, control, risk, growth, and productivity ratios.
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for occupations in this manufacturing sector on a national, state, and metro area basis, with products covered by the survey including wood kitchen cabinets, medicine cabinets, bathroom vanities, and countertops manufactured from wood, plywood, particle board, plastic laminates, and other materials on a stock, semi-custom, or custom basis.
Biennial wage survey provides compensation and benefits information for production personnel, with job positions covered in the survey including receiving, lumber grader, machine operator, off bearer, materials handler, sub-assembler, case assembler, hand sander, sprayer, stain wiper, sealer sander, inspector, packer, warehouse, and truck driver. Survey is available to participating members only.