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issue: January 2009 APPLIANCE Magazine

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


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Factory Unit Shipments
OCTOBER YEAR TO DATE
Appliance 2008 2007 CHANGE 2008 2007 CHANGE
Electric ranges
303,400
367,800
–17.50%
3,276,200
3,795,900
–13.70%
Electric ovens
49,000
72,800
–32.70%
574,200
710,000
–19.10%
Electric surface cooking units
30,300
40,600
–25.40%
359,800
423,700
–15.10%
Total electric cooking
382,700
481,200
–20.50%
4,210,100
4,929,600
–14.60%
Gas ranges
183,300
220,900
–17.00%
1,961,500
2,273,400
–13.70%
Gas ovens
3,300
4,400
–25.00%
36,700
42,900
–14.50%
Gas surface cooking units
29,600
40,000
–26.00%
327,700
416,100
–21.20%
Total gas cooking
216,200
265,300
–18.50%
2,325,900
2,732,400
–14.90%
Microwave ovens/ranges
884,300
1,069,600
–17.30%
9,238,500
9,719,200
–4.90%
Total cooking
1,483,200
1,816,100
–18.30%
15,774,500
17,381,200
–9.20%
 
Chest freezers
105,300
96,900
8.70%
1,023,600
991,500
3.20%
Upright freezers
82,200
68,200
20.50%
699,000
664,100
5.30%
Total freezers
187,500
165,100
13.60%
1,722,600
1,655,600
4.00%
Refrigerators
709,000
758,200
–6.50%
8,008,800
8,797,400
–9.00%
Total refrigeration
896,500
923,300
–2.90%
9,731,400
10,453,000
–6.90%
 
Automatic washers
612,800
633,500
–3.30%
6,908,500
7,335,400
–5.80%
Electric dryers
424,400
433,900
–2.20%
4,675,000
5,005,400
–6.60%
Gas dryers
106,100
115,600
–8.20%
1,118,200
1,267,800
–11.80%
Total dryers
530,500
549,500
–3.50%
5,793,200
6,273,200
–7.70%
Total home laundry
1,143,300
1,183,000
–3.40%
12,701,700
13,608,600
–6.70%
 
Built-in dishwashers
418,300
510,500
–18.10%
4,921,400
5,728,700
–14.10%
Portable dishwashers
5,600
8,400
–33.30%
76,600
88,800
–13.70%
Total dishwashers
423,900
518,900
–18.30%
4,998,000
5,817,500
–14.10%
Disposers
372,800
527,400
–29.30%
4,631,500
5,314,000
–12.80%
Household trash compactors
4,900
8,100
–39.50%
62,200
84,300
–26.20%
 
SUBTOTAL - Major Kitchen/Laundry Appliances
4,324,600
4,976,800
–13.10%
47,899,300
52,658,600
–9.00%
 
Room air-conditioners
–16,500
54,200
–130.40%
8,906,900
9,348,000
–4.70%
Unitary air-conditioners
202,617
276,428
–26.70%
3,689,892
4,038,516
–8.60%
Heat pumps
123,170
117,224
5.10%
1,673,307
1,661,484
0.70%
Dehumidifiers
67,200
42,400
58.50%
1,500,700
1,838,700
–18.40%
Total air-conditioning
376,487
490,252
–23.20%
15,770,799
16,886,700
–6.60%
 
Gas warm-air furnaces
217,914
273,610
–20.40%
1,900,000
2,309,384
–17.70%
Oil warm-air furnaces
7,116
10,338
–31.20%
48,019
66,799
–28.10%
Room heaters (unvented) *
37,355
38,236
–2.30%
219,647
224,773
–2.30%
Total heating
262,385
322,184
–18.60%
2,167,666
2,600,956
–16.70%
 
Residential electric water heaters
332,468
336,029
–1.10%
3,582,486
3,662,211
–2.20%
Residential gas water heaters
287,976
315,250
–8.70%
3,386,268
3,593,514
–5.80%
Total residential water heaters
620,444
651,279
–4.70%
6,968,754
7,255,725
–4.00%
 
TOTAL
5,583,916
6,440,515
–13.30%
72,806,519
79,401,981
–8.30%
Commercial gas water heaters
6,071
7,656
–20.70%
77,173
73,676
4.70%
Commercial electric water heaters
5,374
6,121
–12.20%
59,643
55,999
6.50%
Total commercial water heaters
11,445
13,777
–16.90%
136,816
129,675
5.50%
 
Camcorders
593,634
867,172
–31.50%
3,611,298
4,376,104
–17.50%
DVD players (1)
2,674,523
2,776,007
–3.70%
17,030,165
17,026,988
0.00%
Digital televisions (2)
3,782,269
2,747,226
37.70%
23,171,710
18,432,870
25.70%
Total video electronics
7,050,426
6,390,405
10.30%
43,813,173
39,835,962
10.00%

 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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