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issue: August 2008 APPLIANCE Magazine

U.S. Appliance Unit Shipments
Statistics for the month of May 2008


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Appliance
May 2008
May 2007
CHANGE
YEAR TO DATE 2008
YEAR TO DATE 2007
CHANGE
Electric ranges
312,700
357,900
–12.6%
1,571,100
1,772,700
–11.4%
Electric ovens
54,400
65,600
–17.1%
290,100
336,200
–13.7%
Electric surface cooking units
34,400
37,600
–8.5%
184,700
207,000
–10.8%
Total electric cooking
401,500
461,100
–12.9%
2,045,800
2,315,900
–11.7%
Gas ranges
177,400
210,500
–15.7%
944,200
1,084,800
–13.0%
Gas ovens
3,600
3,600
0.0%
19,300
21,300
–9.4%
Gas surface cooking units
29,900
38,300
–21.9%
164,800
199,000
–17.2%
Total gas cooking
210,900
252,400
–16.4%
1,128,300
1,305,100
–13.5%
Microwave ovens/ranges
913,800
841,800
8.6%
4,294,300
4,687,400
–8.4%
Total cooking
1,526,200
1,555,300
–1.9%
7,468,400
8,308,400
–10.1%
Chest freezers
83,500
78,700
6.1%
411,100
440,100
–6.6%
Upright freezers
56,900
51,000
11.6%
267,200
259,400
3.0%
Total freezers
140,400
129,700
8.2%
678,300
699,500
–3.0%
Refrigerators
822,400
854,400
–3.7%
3,525,900
3,868,600
–8.9%
Total refrigeration
962,800
984,100
–2.2%
4,204,200
4,568,100
–8.0%
Automatic washers
687,200
716,700
–4.1%
3,435,800
3,613,600
–4.9%
Electric dryers
478,300
494,100
–3.2%
2,367,000
2,545,100
–7.0%
Gas dryers
111,800
123,600
–9.5%
559,100
615,000
–9.1%
Total dryers
590,100
617,700
–4.5%
2,926,100
3,160,100
–7.4%
Total home laundry
1,277,300
1,334,400
–4.3%
6,361,900
6,773,700
–6.1%
Built-in dishwashers
482,500
541,400
–10.9%
2,438,800
2,757,500
–11.6%
Portable dishwashers
7,500
7,700
–2.6%
41,700
43,700
–4.6%
Total dishwashers
490,000
549,100
–10.8%
2,480,500
2,801,200
–11.4%
Disposers
420,900
469,400
–10.3%
2,253,500
2,544,400
–11.4%
Household trash compactors
5,700
8,800
–35.2%
32,800
41,900
–21.7%
SUBTOTAL†
4,682,900
4,901,100
–4.5%
22,801,300
25,037,700
–8.9%
Room air-conditioners
1,724,800
2,157,000
–20.0%
6,443,600
7,886,600
–18.3%
Unitary air-conditioners
447,912
535,000
–16.3%
1,631,578
1,820,000
–10.4%
Heat pumps
183,804
199,000
–7.6%
768,422
812,619
–5.4%
Dehumidifiers†
170,900
495,500
–65.5%
920,200
1,074,900
–14.4%
Total air-conditioning
2,527,416
3,386,500
–25.4%
9,763,800
11,594,119
–15.8%
Gas warm-air furnaces
156,208
202,331
–22.8%
820,922
1,006,504
–18.4%
Oil warm-air furnaces
2,860
3,559
–19.6%
19,308
26,090
–26.0%
Room heaters (unvented)
17,303
9,549
81.2%
33,957
26,500
28.1%
Total heating
176,371
215,439
–18.1%
874,187
1,059,094
–17.5%
Residential electric water heaters
354,395
363,000
–2.4%
1,783,352
NA
NA
Residential gas water heaters
335,156
370,000
–9.4%
1,732,460
NA
NA
Total residential water heaters
689,551
733,000
–5.9%
3,515,812
3,800,000
–7.5%
TOTAL
8,076,238
9,236,039
–12.6%
36,955,099
41,490,913
–10.9%
Commercial gas water heaters
7,317
7,664
–4.5%
38,999
38,862
0.4%
Commercial electric water heaters
5,786
5,448
6.2%
29,176
27,246
7.1%
Total commercial water heaters
13,103
13,112
–0.1%
68,175
66,108
3.1%
Camcorders
438,057
457,149
NC
1,825,404
2,127,225
–14.2%
DVD players••
1,369,632
1,645,969
NC
6,591,370
6,574,649
0.3%
Digital televisions•••
1,954,923
1,644,707
NC
9,301,053
8,114,721
14.6%
Total video electronics
3,762,612
3,747,825
NC
17,717,827
16,816,595
5.4%
† 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, month-to-month sales are not comparable (NC).
••Includes stand-alone DVD and DVD/VCR and next-generation DVD.
•••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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