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issue: October 2008 APPLIANCE Magazine

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


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Appliance
July 2008
July 2007
CHANGE
YEAR TO DATE 2008
YEAR TO DATE 2007
CHANGE
Electric ranges
283,900
325,600
–12.8%
2,229,600
2,561,700
–13.0%
Electric ovens
49,300
59,800
–17.6%
405,200
485,700
–16.6%
Electric surface cooking units
31,500
36,100
–12.7%
256,200
292,000
–12.3%
Total electric cooking
364,700
421,500
–13.5%
2,891,000
3,339,300
–13.4%
Gas ranges
171,600
188,100
–8.8%
1,338,400
1,536,200
–12.9%
Gas ovens
3,100
3,400
–8.8%
26,100
29,200
–10.6%
Gas surface cooking units
28,000
37,400
–25.1%
232,200
286,700
–19.0%
Total gas cooking
202,700
228,900
–11.4%
1,596,700
1,852,100
–13.8%
Microwave ovens/ranges
923,700
783,100
18.0%
6,315,900
6,623,400
–4.6%
Total cooking
1,491,100
1,433,500
4.0%
10,803,600
11,814,800
–8.6%
Chest freezers
116,700
101,300
15.2%
666,400
660,800
0.8%
Upright freezers
79,800
79,700
0.1%
436,700
421,500
3.6%
Total freezers
196,500
181,000
8.6%
1,103,100
1,082,300
1.9%
Refrigerators
841,800
875,900
–3.9%
5,481,200
5,972,900
–8.2%
Total refrigeration
1,038,300
1,056,900
–1.8%
6,584,300
7,055,200
–6.7%
Automatic washers
629,300
580,100
8.5%
4,920,000
5,079,300
–3.1%
Electric dryers
416,800
382,500
9.0%
3,355,900
3,525,800
–4.8%
Gas dryers
97,100
106,500
–8.8%
790,300
880,200
–10.2%
Total dryers
513,900
489,000
5.1%
4,146,200
4,406,000
–5.9%
Total home laundry
1,143,200
1,069,100
6.9%
9,066,200
9,485,300
–4.4%
Built-in dishwashers
467,200
494,900
–5.6%
3,486,000
3,943,700
–11.6%
Portable dishwashers
7,500
6,600
13.6%
57,300
60,700
–5.6%
Total dishwashers
474,700
501,500
–5.3%
3,543,300
4,004,400
–11.5%
Disposers
426,800
439,300
–2.8%
3,269,800
3,589,000
–8.9%
Household trash compactors
5,200
6,900
–24.6%
46,000
59,400
–22.6%
SUBTOTAL
Major Kitchen/Laundry Appliances
4,579,300
4,507,200
1.6%
33,313,200
36,008,100
–7.5%
Room air-conditioners
252,500
271,100
–6.9%
8,741,800
9,220,700
–5.2%
Unitary air-conditioners
478,411
468,189
2.2%
2,815,207
2,942,000
–4.3%
Heat pumps
198,686
169,417
17.3%
1,257,300
1,290,000
–2.5%
Dehumidifiers
92,100
84,500
9.0%
1,264,600
1,609,000
–21.4%
Total air-conditioning
1,021,697
993,206
2.9%
14,078,907
15,061,700
–6.5%
Gas warm-air furnaces
187,049
198,721
–5.9%
1,200,000
1,481,792
–19.0%
Oil warm-air furnaces
2,750
5,729
–52.0%
26,296
37,676
–30.2%
Room heaters (unvented)
41,008
38,744
5.8%
80,168
93,381
–14.1%
Total heating
230,807
243,194
–5.1%
1,306,464
1,612,849
–19.0%
Residential electric water heaters
348,383
324,770
7.3%
2,567,185
2,615,915
–1.9%
Residential gas water heaters
301,219
303,476
–0.7%
2,462,217
2,574,533
–4.4%
Total residential water heaters
649,602
628,246
3.4%
5,029,402
5,190,448
–3.1%
TOTAL
6,481,406
6,371,846
1.7%
53,727,973
57,873,097
–7.2%
Commercial gas water heaters
6,383
5,643
13.1%
55,055
52,719
4.4%
Commercial electric water heaters
5,497
4,865
13.0%
41,523
38,262
8.5%
Total commercial water heaters
11,880
10,508
13.1%
96,578
90,981
6.2%
Camcorders
227,200
247,692
–8.3%
2,417,669
2,713,373
–10.9%
DVD players (1)
1,876,625
1,696,939
10.6%
10,398,850
9,572,699
8.6%
Digital televisions (2)
1,823,166
1,380,580
32.1%
13,448,681
11,067,724
21.5%
Total video electronics
3,926,991
3,325,211
18.1%
26,265,200
23,353,796
12.5%
Sources: Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, APPLIANCE magazine estimates, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, and Consumer Electronics Association. Camcorder, DVD player, and digital television figures are unit sales to dealers, including imports.
These figures are not included in page total.
(1) Includes stand-alone DVD and DVD/VCR and next-generation DVD.
(2) Includes direct-view, projection and flat-panel.

 

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