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issue: August 2006 APPLIANCE Magazine

U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of May 2006


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Revised July 17, 2006

APPLIANCE
2006
MAY 2005
CHANGE
2006
YEAR TO DATE 2005
CHANGE
Freestanding electric ranges 364,800 347,200 5.1% 1,886,200 1,781,200 5.9%
Built-in electric ranges 76,600 73,500 4.2% 403,100 378,200 6.6%
Surface cooking units 41,000 40,000 2.5% 228,200 216,000 5.6%
Total electric ranges 482,400 460,700 4.7% 2,517,500 2,375,400 6.0%
Freestanding gas ranges 223,700 232,300 -3.7% 1,182,000 1,203,400 -1.8%
Built-in gas ranges 4,200 4,500 -6.7% 23,800 25,700 -7.4%
Surface cooking units 44,700 45,100 -0.9% 230,700 215,000 7.3%
Total gas ranges 272,600 281,900 -3.3% 1,436,500 1,444,100 -0.5%
Microwave ovens/ranges 1,029,200 1,123,300 -8.4% 5,472,300 5,184,900 5.5%
Total ranges 1,784,200 1,865,900 -4.4% 9,426,300 9,004,400 4.7%
Chest freezers 80,100 80,900 -1.0% 518,200 487,200 6.4%
Upright freezers 66,000 49,900 32.3% 297,500 267,600 11.2%
Total freezers 146,100 130,800 11.7% 815,700 754,800 8.1%
Refrigerators 945,100 811,400 16.5% 4,248,600 3,856,000 10.2%
Total refrigeration 1,091,200 942,200 15.8% 5,064,300 4,610,800 9.8%
Automatic washers 686,500 745,400 -7.9% 3,829,900 3,604,500 6.3%
Electric dryers 450,300 499,900 -9.9% 2,618,600 2,559,400 2.3%
Gas dryers 115,000 136,100 -15.5% 637,300 674,000 -5.4%
Total dryers 565,300 636,000 -11.1% 3,255,900 3,233,400 0.7%
Total home laundry 1,251,800 1,381,400 -9.4% 7,085,800 6,837,900 3.6%
Built-in dishwashers 559,300 565,200 -1.0% 2,899,900 2,840,100 2.1%
Portable dishwashers 10,000 9,300 7.5% 60,100 55,000 9.3%
Total dishwashers 569,300 574,500 -0.9% 2,960,000 2,895,100 2.2%
Disposers 603,300 539,900 11.7% 2,783,000 2,756,100 1.0%
Household trash compactors 9,400 9,800 -4.1% 48,600 48,400 0.4%
SUBTOTAL (Does not include exports.) 5,309,200 5,313,700 -0.1% 27,368,000 26,152,700 4.6%
Room air-conditioners 1,553,500 1,277,400 21.6% 7,660,700 4,764,800 60.8%
Unitary air-conditioners 473,388 564,641 -16.2% 2,238,716 2,299,775 -2.7%
Heat pumps 208,592 169,701 22.9% 948,834 780,920 21.5%
Dehumidifiers (Does not include exports.) 286,300 209,500 36.7% 696,300 1,123,000 -38.0%
Total air-conditioning 2,521,780 2,221,242 13.5% 11,544,550 8,968,495 28.7%
Gas warm-air furnaces 207,882 221,195 -6.0% 1,222,527 1,178,305 3.8%
Oil warm-air furnaces 4,228 5,336 -20.8% 27,607 35,242 -21.7%
Room heaters (unvented) 5,037 8,318 -39.4% 23,664 30,447 -22.3%
Total heating 217,147 234,849 -7.5% 1,273,798 1,243,994 2.4%
Residential electric water heaters 387,750 324,723 19.4% 2,078,192 1,817,586 14.3%
Residential gas water heaters 398,611 336,041 18.6% 2,055,480 1,927,268 6.7%
Total residential water heaters 786,361 660,764 19.0% 4,133,672 3,744,854 10.4%
TOTAL 8,834,488 8,430,555 4.8% 44,320,020 40,110,043 10.5%
Commercial gas water heaters 6,976 5,785 20.6% 36,523 33,542 8.9%
Commercial electric water heaters 5,239 4,251 23.2% 26,152 22,093 18.4%
Total commercial water heaters 12,215 10,036 21.7% 62,675 55,635 12.7%
Camcorders 384,043 348,168 10.3% 1,690,463 1,857,877 -9.0%
Color TV, analog direct-view 556,931 1,372,116 -59.4% 3,429,086 7,170,365 -52.2%
DVD players (Includes standalone DVD and DVD/VCR.) 1,441,570 1,184,490 21.7% 4,809,750 4,406,820 9.1%
TV/DVD/VCR players (Includes TV/DVD players and TV/DVD/VCR players.) 171,396 280,032 -38.8% 856,019 1,024,784 -16.5%
VCR decks Does not include digital VCRs.) 61,640 132,542 -53.5% 281,423 549,324 -48.8%
Digital televisions (Includes direct-view and projection) 1,492,325 322,249 363.1% 6,338,653 1,603,200 295.4%
Total video electronics 4,107,905 3,639,597 12.9% 17,405,394 16,612,370 4.8%
Cooking & food processing portable appliances
6,034,510
6,002,521
0.5%
29,202,749
28,968,477
0.8%
Air treatment portable appliances
105,749
128,631
-17.8%
745,368
1,201,871
-38.0%
Total portable appliances# 6,140,259 6,131,152 0.1% 29,948,117 30,170,348 -0.7%
REVISIONS            
Water Softeners, Residential
92,022
88,354
4.2%
455,524
463,390
1.7%
Water Softeners, Commercial
4,471
4,558
1.9%
20,432
21,710
5.9%

NOTE: 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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