This report originally appeared in the January/February 2015 print issue of Kids Today Youth bedroom sales are estimated to be $5.7 billion in 2014, and rise 14% to $6.5 billion over the next five years, according to the latest data from Kids Today and Easy Analytic Software Inc. Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia are projected to increase youth bedroom sales faster than the national average of 14%. North Dakota is slated to be the fastest-growing at 18.9% and Colorado is forecasted to top $100 million in youth furniture sales for the first time by the year 2019, to hit $114.6 million, a 15.8% increase. The 2014 youth furniture sales estimates and projections were developed by Kids Today market research and Easy Analytic Software Inc. Sales figures are based on data available through October 2014 and are subject to revision. Estimates are based on information from the Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission, sales estimates from manufacturers and retailers, Furniture/Today consumer surveys and information garnered from discussions with industry executives and analysts. Projections for 2019 are designed to forecast the changes that statistically adjust for household income, age by race and sex, group quarter population and births and deaths, along with other forecasting factors. Spending forecasts assume a national rate of inflation that does not vary from one location to another.
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