New York City, NY—December 13, 2018—The bath mat and bath towel sets sold in New York and New Jersey in 2018 cost more than the average New York household, according to data released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
Households in New Jersey spent an average of $5,946 per year on the same products.
Households also spent more on bath mats, towels, and bath seats than in any other state, an increase of more than 25% over the previous year.
Household spending on bath towels was up 9% in New Hampshire, but only 5% in Massachusetts.
Household spends on bath mat sets and towels rose 9% nationwide.
The data, based on the most recent ONS data available, show that spending increased across the country in 2018, but most of the increase in spending was concentrated in states with lower household income and more elderly adults.
Household Spending on Bath Mat Sets and Towels by State, 2018–2022Source: ONS/Office of National Statistic Share this chart: Share On Facebook Tweet this chart Embed Copy the code below to embed this chart on your website.
New York Households Spend on Bath Mats, Towels, and Bath Chair Sets by State in 2018—New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts—18.4%18.3%19.6%19%20.5%New York City Households Spending on Household Bath Mat Set and Towel Sets by States, 2018Source: Office of Social and Economic Research, ONS Household Spending, 2018.
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New Jersey Households spend on Bath mat sets, towels and bath chairs, but spend less on bath chair sets, bath mat covers, and shower seats than their counterparts in other states.
New Hampshire Households spent more per year than their peers in other parts of the country, but spent less than the national average on bath covers and bath mat kits.
The number of people with low household incomes and older adults living in New Mexico, North Dakota, and Wisconsin has caused some people to move to the Midwest.
Household costs on bath chairs and bath mats have fallen for many people in New England, especially those in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
In 2018, households in New Haven spent an estimated $831 per year more per person on bath seats, bath mats and bath covers than they did in 2017, while in Portland, Oregon, households spent $1,093 more per day on bath kits and bath cover sets.
In Vermont, households spending more per month on bathmat sets and towel sets than their income level would suggest are more likely to spend in the low $1 million range.
Household Costs on Bath Mashes and Towles by State—New Jersey, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, 2018–New Jersey Household Spending per Year on Bath Mask and Towle Sets by Household Income and Age, 2018: New Jersey and New Hampshire$2,769 New Jersey$1,749 New Hampshire $1
Nestle, the maker of the Nestle pet care tub, said it has no plans to add a tub to its product line.
The company’s pet-care products are already available at retailers including Walmart and Target, as well as its own online store.
The tub is a $40,000 model, and the company said it expects the tub to be available in stores and online later this year.
Nestle has been criticized for its use of a pet-friendly ingredient in its pet-sitter formula, which the company says is “safe for dogs and cats.”
Nestle says it has “strong” food safety data to support its pet care products.
Nestles pet-beds and pet-bath products are available at the company’s online store and at Walmart, Target, Walmart.com and other retailers.
The product line includes pet-sized pet beds and pet baths, pet toys and other accessories, bath mats and other products for pets, and pet beds, cat food, grooming supplies, pet-safe pet bedding and other pet care items.
In addition, Nestle’s pet beds are also available at Wal-Mart and Target stores.
Nestlé said it is committed to the quality and safety of its products, but it said it does not have any plans to make changes to its pet products that could harm animals or consumers.