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issue: July 2008 APPLIANCE Magazine

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


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Appliance
April 2008
April 2007
CHANGE
YEAR TO DATE 2008
YEAR TO DATE 2007
CHANGE
Electric ranges
311,100
332,400
–6.4%
1,258,400
1,414,800
–11.1%
Electric ovens
54,700
62,700
–12.8%
235,700
270,700
–12.9%
Electric surface cooking units
37,100
38,600
–3.9%
150,300
169,400
–11.3%
Total electric cooking
402,900
433,700
–7.1%
1,644,400
1,854,800
–11.3%
Gas ranges
185,200
202,000
–8.3%
766,900
874,300
–12.3%
Gas ovens
3,600
3,800
–5.3%
15,800
17,700
–10.7%
Gas surface cooking units
30,500
35,900
–15.0%
134,900
160,700
–16.1%
Total gas cooking
219,300
241,700
–9.3%
917,600
1,052,700
–12.8%
Microwave ovens/ranges
832,900
911,400
–8.6%
3,380,300
3,845,600
–12.1%
Total cooking
1,455,100
1,586,800
–8.3%
5,942,300
6,753,100
–12.0%
Chest freezers
74,400
77,000
–3.4%
327,600
361,400
–9.4%
Upright freezers
55,200
46,000
20.0%
210,300
208,400
0.9%
Total freezers
129,600
123,000
5.4%
537,900
569,800
–5.6%
Refrigerators
722,700
780,500
–7.4%
2,703,500
3,014,200
–10.3%
Total refrigeration
852,300
903,500
–5.7%
3,241,400
3,584,000
–9.6%
Automatic washers
636,400
664,000
–4.2%
2,748,600
2,897,000
–5.1%
Electric dryers
424,900
479,000
–11.3%
1,888,700
2,051,000
–7.9%
Gas dryers
96,000
123,100
–22.0%
447,300
491,400
–9.0%
Total dryers
520,900
602,100
–13.5%
2,336,000
2,542,400
–8.1%
Total home laundry
1,157,300
1,266,100
–8.6%
5,084,600
5,439,400
–6.5%
Built-in dishwashers
478,200
554,100
–13.7%
1,956,300
2,216,000
–11.7%
Portable dishwashers
7,300
8,400
–13.1%
34,200
36,000
–5.0%
Total dishwashers
485,500
562,500
–13.7%
1,990,500
2,252,000
–11.6%
Disposers
414,600
497,100
–16.6%
1,832,600
2,075,000
–11.7%
Household trash compactors
6,300
7,700
–18.2%
27,100
33,100
–18.1%
SUBTOTAL†
4,371,100
4,823,700
–9.4%
18,118,500
20,136,600
–10.0%
Room air-conditioners
1,506,900
2,126,000
–29.1%
4,718,800
5,729,600
–17.6%
Unitary air-conditioners
375,009
395,189
–5.1%
1,215,382
1,330,000
–8.6%
Heat pumps
149,287
164,585
–9.3%
584,618
613,708
–4.7%
Dehumidifiers†
316,500
264,700
19.6%
749,300
579,400
29.3%
Total air-conditioning
2,347,696
2,950,474
–20.4%
7,268,100
8,252,708
–11.9%
Gas warm-air furnaces
136,561
169,426
–19.4%
664,714
804,173
–17.3%
Oil warm-air furnaces
2,738
3,806
–28.1%
16,448
22,531
–27.0%
Room heaters (unvented)
4,225
2,905
45.4%
16,654
16,400
1.5%
Total heating
143,524
176,137
–18.5%
697,816
843,104
–17.2%
Residential electric water heaters
348,596
360,267
–3.2%
1,428,957
1,546,545
–7.6%
Residential gas water heaters
341,935
369,007
–7.3%
1,397,304
1,535,265
–9.0%
Total residential water heaters
690,531
729,274
–5.3%
2,826,261
3,081,810
–8.3%
TOTAL
7,552,851
8,679,585
–13.0%
28,910,677
32,314,222
–10.5%
Commercial gas water heaters
8,134
7,086
14.8%
31,682
31,198
1.6%
Commercial electric water heaters
6,013
5,085
18.2%
23,390
21,798
7.3%
Total commercial water heaters
14,147
12,171
16.2%
55,072
52,996
3.9%
Camcorders
459,342
473,878
NC
1,387,347
1,670,076
–16.9%
DVD players••
1,557,686
1,550,136
NC
5,221,738
4,928,680
5.9%
Digital televisions•••
2,349,013
1,786,005
NC
7,368,085
6,470,014
13.9%
Total video electronics
4,366,041
3,810,019
NC
13,977,170
13,068,770
7.0%
† 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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