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issue: June 2008 APPLIANCE Magazine

U.S. Appliance Industry Factory Unit Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of March 2008


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Appliance
March 2008
March 2007
CHANGE
YEAR TO DATE 2008
YEAR TO DATE 2007
CHANGE
Electric ranges<
416,900
468,400
–11.0%
944,300
1,082,300
–12.8%
Electric ovens<
71,500
85,900
–16.8%
181,000
207,900
–12.9%
Electric surface cooking units
44,800
55,600
–19.4%
113,200
130,800
–13.5%
Total electric cooking
533,200
609,900
–12.6%
1,238,500
1,421,000
–12.8%
Gas ranges<
249,800
293,100
–14.8%
581,700
672,300
–13.5%
Gas ovens
4,700
5,800
–19.0%
12,200
13,900
–12.2%
Gas surface cooking units
43,300
51,400
–15.8%
104,300
124,800
–16.4%
Total gas cooking
297,800
350,300
–15.0%
698,200
811,000
–13.9%
Microwave ovens/ranges
1,057,900
1,187,400
–10.9%
2,535,000
2,934,200
–13.6%
Total cooking
1,888,900
2,147,600
–12.1%
4,471,700
5,166,200
–13.4%
Chest freezers
112,500
115,100
–2.3%
253,200
284,400
–11.0%
Upright freezers
63,100
68,800
–8.3%
155,100
162,400
–4.5%
Total freezers
175,600
183,900
–4.5%
408,300
446,800
–8.6%
Refrigerators
886,100
978,200
–9.4%
1,980,800
2,233,700
–11.3%
Total refrigeration
1,061,700
1,162,100
–8.6%
2,389,100
2,680,500
-10.9%
Automatic washers
953,500
1,006,600
–5.3%
2,112,200
2,233,000
–5.4%
Electric dryers
667,500
724,400
–7.9%
1,464,600
1,572,000
–6.8%
Gas dryers
150,200
169,300
–11.3%
351,600
368,400
–4.6%
Total dryers
817,700
893,700
–8.5%
1,816,200
1,940,400
–6.4%
Total home laundry
1,771,200
1,900,300
–6.8%
3,928,400
4,173,400
–5.9%
Built-in dishwashers
635,400
721,200
–11.9%
1,478,100
1,662,000
–11.1%
Portable dishwashers
11,400
12,600
–9.5%
26,900
27,600
–2.5%
Total dishwashers
646,800
733,800
–11.9%
1,505,000
1,689,600
–10.9%
Disposers
542,000
567,300
–4.5%
1,418,000
1,577,900
–10.1%
Household trash compactors
8,000
10,300
–22.3%
20,800
25,400
–18.1%
SUBTOTAL†
5,918,600
6,521,400
–9.2%
13,733,000
15,313,000
–10.3%
Room air-conditioners
2,054,100
2,209,900
–7.1%
3,211,900
3,603,600
–10.9%
Unitary air-conditioners
403,472
440,729
–8.5%
764,669
850,877
–10.1%
Heat pumps
186,720
195,470
–4.5%
435,331
449,123
–3.1%
Dehumidifiers†
240,800
183,700
31.1%
432,800
314,700
37.5%
Total air-conditioning
2,885,092
3,029,799
–4.8%
4,844,700
5,218,300
–7.2%
Gas warm-air furnaces
200,544
269,186
–25.5%
528,153
634,747
–16.8%
Oil warm-air furnaces
4,185
5,664
–26.1%
13,710
18,725
–26.8%
Room heaters (unvented)
2,603
2,901
–10.3%
12,429
13,970
–11.0%
Total heating
207,332
277,751
–25.4%
554,292
667,442
–17.0%
Residential electric water heaters
380,074
441,414
–13.9%
1,080,361
1,186,278
–8.9%
Residential gas water heaters
385,448
454,283
–15.2%
1,055,369
1,166,258
–9.5%
Total residential water heaters
765,522
895,697
–14.5%
2,135,730
2,352,536
–9.2%
TOTAL
9,776,546
10,724,647
–8.8%
21,267,722
23,551,278
–9.7%
Commercial gas water heaters
8,655
9,474
–8.6%
23,548
24,112
–2.3%
Commercial electric water heaters
6,772
6,231
8.7%
17,377
16,713
4.0%
Total commercial water heaters
15,427
15,705
–1.8%
40,925
40,825
0.2%
Camcorders
392,558
544,486
NC
928,005
1,196,198
–22.4%
DVD players••
1,287,273
1,210,775
NC
3,664,052
3,378,544
8.5%
Digital televisions•••
1,616,325
1,585,145
NC
4,977,789
4,684,009
6.3%
Total video electronics
3,296,156
3,340,406
NC
9,569,846
9,258,751
3.4%
† Does not include exports.
Camcorder, DVD player, and Digital television figures are unit sales to dealers, including imports. These figures are
not included in page total. Due to CEA’s reporting schedule,z month-to-month sales are not comparable (NC).
••Includes stand-alone DVD and DVD/VCR and next generation DVDs.
•••Includes direct-view, projection and flat-panel.
Sources: Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute,
APPLIANCE magazine estimates, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers,
and Consumer Electronics Association.

 

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