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issue: July 2006 APPLIANCE Magazine

US. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of April 2006


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Revised June 21st 2006

APPLIANCE
2006
APRIL 2005
CHANGE
2006
YEAR TO DATE 2005
CHANGE
Freestanding electric ranges
364,300
339,200
7.4%
1,521,400
1,434,000
6.1%
Built-in electric ranges
76,000
70,900
7.2%
326,500
304,800
7.1%
Surface cooking units
44,200
42,100
5.0%
187,200
175,900
6.4%
Total electric ranges
484,500
452,200
7.1%
2,035,100
1,914,700
6.3%
Freestanding gas ranges
222,800
226,600
-1.7%
958,300
971,200
-1.3%
Built-in gas ranges
5,400
4,600
17.4%
20,500
21,200
-3.3%
Surface cooking units
43,700
43,500
0.5%
185,900
170,000
9.4%
Total gas ranges
271,900
274,700
-1.0%
1,164,700
1,162,400
0.2%
Microwave ovens/ranges
1,003,200
1,102,200
-9.0%
4,443,100
4,061,600
9.4%
Total ranges
1,759,600
1,829,100
-3.8%
7,642,900
7,138,700
7.1%
Chest freezers
97,600
80,200
21.7%
438,100
406,300
7.8%
Upright freezers
70,100
48,900
43.4%
231,500
217,700
6.3%
Total freezers
167,700
129,100
29.9%
669,600
624,000
7.3%
Refrigerators
824,300
741,900
11.1%
3,303,600
3,044,600
8.5%
Total refrigeration
992,000
871,000
13.9%
3,973,200
3,668,600
8.3%
Automatic washers
656,700
623,100
5.4%
3,143,400
2,859,000
9.9%
Electric dryers
448,900
454,000
-1.1%
2,168,300
2,059,500
5.3%
Gas dryers
108,600
122,200
-11.1%
522,200
537,900
-2.9%
Total dryers
557,500
576,200
-3.2%
2,690,500
2,597,400
3.6%
Total home laundry
1,214,200
1,199,300
1.2%
5,833,900
5,456,400
6.9%
Built-in dishwashers
550,600
541,600
1.7%
2,340,600
2,274,900
2.9%
Portable dishwashers
11,200
8,700
28.7%
50,100
45,700
9.6%
Total dishwashers
561,800
550,300
2.1%
2,390,700
2,320,600
3.0%
Disposers
503,600
475,700
5.9%
2,179,800
2,216,200
-1.6%
Household trash compactors
9,100
9,100
0.0%
39,200
38,600
1.6%
SUBTOTAL (Does not include exports.)
5,040,300
4,934,500
2.1%
22,059,700
20,839,100
5.9%
Room air-conditioners
1,926,300
1,352,300
42.4%
6,107,200
3,487,400
75.1%
Unitary air-conditioners
369,533
510,029
-27.5%
1,774,251
1,735,134
2.3%
Heat pumps
173,009
168,804
2.5%
748,279
611,219
22.4%
Dehumidifiers (Does not include exports.)
206,200
244,500
-15.7%
410,000
913,600
-55.1%
Total air-conditioning
2,675,042
2,275,633
17.6%
9,039,730
6,747,353
34.0%
Gas warm-air furnaces
189,271
226,767
-16.5%
1,012,052
957,110
5.7%
Oil warm-air furnaces
4,551
5,559
-18.1%
23,411
29,906
-21.7%
Room heaters (unvented)
2,737
2,829
-3.3%
18,627
22,129
-15.8%
Total heating
196,559
235,155
-16.4%
1,054,090
1,009,145
4.5%
Residential electric water heaters
375,346
338,186
11.0%
1,690,442
1,492,863
13.2%
Residential gas water heaters
356,629
359,049
-0.7%
1,656,869
1,591,227
4.1%
Total residential water heaters
731,975
697,235
5.0%
3,347,311
3,084,090
8.5%
TOTAL
8,643,876
8,142,523
6.2%
35,500,831
31,679,688
12.1%
Commercial gas water heaters
6,181
6,459
-4.3%
29,547
27,757
6.4%
Commercial electric water heaters
4,335
4,042
7.2%
20,913
17,842
17.2%
Total commercial water heaters
10,516
10,501
0.1%
50,460
45,599
10.7%
Camcorders
392,414
420,902
-6.8%
1,306,420
1,509,709
-13.5%
Color TV, analog direct-view
519,186
1,236,399
-58.0%
2,872,155
5,798,249
-50.5%
DVD players (Includes standalone DVD and DVD/VCR.)
872,169
899,389
-3.0%
3,368,180
3,222,330
4.5%
TV/DVD/VCR players (Includes TV/DVD players and TV/DVD/VCR players.)
171,173
205,393
-16.7%
684,623
854,605
-19.9%
VCR decks (Does not include digital VCRs.)
50,984
70,430
-27.6%
219,783
416,782
-47.3%
Digital televisions•••
1,271,302
249,418
409.7%
4,640,941
1,280,951
262.3%
Total video electronics
3,277,228
3,081,931
6.3%
13,092,102
13,082,626
0.1%
Cooking & food processing portable appliances
5,701,495
5,175,160
10.2%
23,168,239
22,965,956
0.9%
Air treatment portable appliances
94,491
124,657
-24.2%
639,621
1,073,240
-40.4%
Total portable appliances#
5,795,986
5,299,817
9.4%
23,807,860
24,039,196
-1.0%
REVISIONS            
Water Softeners, Residential
93,936
95,621
1.8%
363,502
375,036
3.1%
Water Softeners, Commercial
4,302
4,641
7.3%
15,961
17,152
6.9%
•••Includes direct-view and projection. Projection televisions was deleted as a category in 2005 due to changes in CEA’s reporting procedure. They are now included in the digital television category. Includes flat-panel numbers. Digital TV numbers this year cannot be compared with digital TV numbers from last year, since the reports did not include flat-panel.
#Portable appliances include air cleaners, air heaters, blenders, breadmakers coffee makers, coffee percolators, coffee urns, coffee grinders, can openers, countertop ovens, food choppers, food processors, food and rice steamers, fry pans, indoor grills, irons, juicers, knives, mixers, toasters, toaster ovens and broilers, and waffle irons.
Television, VCR and camcorder figures are unit sales to dealers, including imports. These figures are not included in page total. Sources: Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute, APPLIANCE magazine estimates, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, Consumer Electronics Association, and Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association.

 

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