This Month's News Headlines
U.S. Appliance Unit Shipments
Statistics for the month of February 2009
This page reports the number of units shipped in the United States. It includes U.S.–made and imported appliances for the U.S. market; exports are not included. Consumer electronics are reported in unit sales.
International Report - China
Design for the High End in China
Huang Min, China correspondent
LG is designing washers to meet the specific needs of Chinese consumers—and that doesn’t mean taking a low-price approach.
International Report - India
Upbeat in India
Adite Banerjie, India correspondent
While most of the world is reeling from the economic slowdown, the mood is strangely upbeat in India.
International Report - Europe
Efficient Detergent Dispensing
Paul Roggema, Europe correspondent
APPLIANCE was in Paris, where one of the most innovative washers on the retail floor is the new top-loading Dose-e.
International Report - Japan
Buy-Back Tariffs to Spur Home Solar
Wasaku Ishida, Japan correspondent, and president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)
Homeowners with photovoltaic solar power generation in Japan can sell
their surplus power back to the utilities—and get twice the usual price.
Web-Exclusive: Engineering a Life-Saving Stove
It's made of concrete and clay. It burns biomass fuels like wood or dung. And the design? Philips is just giving it away.