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issue: December 2008 APPLIANCE Magazine

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


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SEPTEMBER YEAR TO DATE
Appliance 2008 2007  Change 2008 2007  Change
Electric ranges 403,400 488,600 –17.4% 2,972,800 3,428,100  –13.3%
Electric ovens 69,300 83,700 –17.2% 525,100 637,200  –17.6%
Electric surface cooking units 39,500 50,700 –22.1% 329,500 383,100  –14.0%
Total electric cooking 512,200 623,000 –17.8% 3,827,400 4,448,400  –14.0%
Gas ranges 252,900 299,100   –15.4% 1,778,200 2,052,400  –13.4%
Gas ovens 4,100 5,300   –22.6% 33,400 38,500  –13.2%
Gas surface cooking units 37,300 49,400   –24.5% 298,100 376,100  –20.7%
Total gas cooking 294,300 353,800   –16.8% 2,109,700 2,467,000  –14.5%
Microwave ovens/ranges 1,138,000 1,180,900   –3.6% 8,354,100 8,649,600  –3.4%
Total cooking 1,944,500 2,157,700   –9.9% 20,228,300 22,480,400  –8.2%




Chest freezers 140,900 133,000   5.90% 918,300 894,700  2.60%
Upright freezers 91,500 98,500   –7.1% 616,800 595,900  3.50%
Total freezers 232,400 231,500   0.40% 1,535,100 1,490,600  3.00%
Refrigerators 984,000 1,161,300   –15.3% 7,299,900 8,039,100  –9.2%
Total refrigeration 1,216,400 1,392,800  –12.7% 8,835,000 9,529,700  –7.3%




Automatic washers 746,100 935,200   –20.2% 6,295,800 6,701,900  –6.1%
Electric dryers 510,100 610,200  –16.4% 4,250,500 4,571,500  –7.0%
Gas dryers 127,300 155,400  –18.1% 1,012,100 1,152,200  –12.2%
Total dryers 637,400 765,600  –16.7% 5,262,600 5,723,700  –8.1%
Total home laundry 1,383,500 1,700,800  –18.7% 11,558,400 12,425,600  –7.0%




Built-in dishwashers 546,300 709,200  –23.0% 4,503,100 5,218,200  –13.7%
Portable dishwashers 7,300 10,600  –31.1% 71,000 80,400  –11.7%
Total dishwashers 553,600 719,800  –23.1% 4,574,100 5,298,600  –13.7%




Disposers 536,200 676,500  –20.7% 4,258,600 4,786,700  –11.0%
Household trash compactors 6,400 9,100  –29.7% 57,300 76,200  –24.8%
SUBTOTAL





Major Kitchen/Laundry Appliances 5,640,600 6,656,700 –15.3% 43,574,600 47,681,800 
–8.6%




Room air-conditioners 84,700 52,200 6  2.30% 8,923,400 9,293,800   –4.0%
Unitary air-conditioners 283,428 370,899 
–23.6% 3,487,275 3,755,740 
–7.1%
Heat pumps 137,298 156,617 
–12.3% 1,550,137 1,544,260   0.40%
Dehumidifiers 81,500 103,500   –21.3% 1,433,400 1,796,300   –20.2%
Total air-conditioning 586,926 683,216 
–14.1% 15,394,212 16,390,100 
–6.1%




Gas warm-air furnaces 249,550 302,397 
–17.5% 1,682,405 2,035,774   –17.4%
Oil warm-air furnaces 7,819 11,677 
–33.0% 40,903 56,461   –27.6%
Total heating 257,369 314,074 
–18.1% 1,723,308 2,092,235   –17.6%




Residential electric water heaters 332,970 365,087 
–8.8% 3,250,018 3,326,182   –2.3%
Residential gas water heaters 297,747 376,161   –20.8% 3,098,292 3,278,264   –5.5%
Total residential water heaters 630,717 741,248 
–14.9% 6,348,310 6,604,446   –3.9%




TOTAL 7,115,612 8,395,238 
–15.2% 67,040,430 72,768,581   –7.9%
Commercial gas water heaters 6,801 6,663   2.10% 71,102 66,020   7.70%
Commercial electric water heaters 5,164 5,539   –6.8% 54,176 49,878   8.60%
Total commercial water heaters 11,965 12,202   –1.9% 125,278 115,898   8.10%




Camcorders 315,931 422,974   –25.3% 3,003,253 3,508,932   –14.4%
DVD players (1) 1,792,780 1,992,140   –10.0% 14,299,418 14,250,98 1    0.30%
Digital televisions (2) 2,394,409 2,272,955   5.30% 18,971,389 15,685,644 2  0.90%

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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