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issue: November 2008 APPLIANCE Magazine

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


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AUGUST

YEAR-TO-DATE

Appliance 2008 2007 CHANGE 2008 2007 CHANGE
Electric ranges 339,800 377,900  
–10.1% 2,569,300 2,939,600   –12.6%
Electric ovens 50,700 67,800 
–25.2% 455,900 553,500   
–17.6%
Electric surface cooking units 33,800 40,400 
–16.3% 290,100 332,400  
–12.7%
Total electric cooking 424,300 486,100   –12.7% 3,315,300 3,825,500  
–13.3%
Gas ranges 186,700 217,100 
–14.0% 1,525,100 1,753,300  
–13.0%
Gas ovens 3,200 4,000 
–20.0% 29,300 33,200  
–11.7%
Gas surface cooking units 28,700 40,000 
–28.3% 260,800 326,700   –20.2%
Total gas cooking 218,600 261,100 
–16.3% 1,815,200 2,113,200   –14.1%
Microwave ovens/ranges 900,200 845,300 6.50% 7,216,200 7,468,700 
–3.4%
Total cooking 1,543,100 1,592,500 
–3.1% 12,346,700 13,407,400 
–7.9%
Chest freezers 111,000 100,800 10.10% 777,400 761,600 2.10%
Upright freezers 88,500 75,800 16.80% 525,300 497,300 5.60%
Total freezers 199,500 176,600 13.00% 1,302,700 1,258,900 3.50%
Refrigerators 834,700 904,900   –7.8% 6,315,900 6,877,900 –8.2%
Total refrigeration 1,034,200 1,081,500 
–4.4% 7,618,600 8,136,800   –6.4%
Automatic washers 629,700 687,500   –8.4% 5,549,700 5,766,800 
–3.8%
Electric dryers 384,500 435,500 
–11.7% 3,740,400 3,961,300 
–5.6%
Gas dryers 94,400 116,600 
–19.0% 884,700 996,800 
–11.2%
Total dryers 478,900 552,100   –13.3% 4,625,100 4,958,100   –6.7%
Total home laundry 1,108,600 1,239,600   –10.6% 10,174,800 10,724,900 
–5.1%
Built-in dishwashers 470,800 565,300   –16.7% 3,956,700 4,509,000 
–12.2%
Portable dishwashers 6,400 9,100   –29.7% 63,700 69,800 
–8.7%
Total dishwashers 477,200 574,400 
–16.9% 4,020,400 4,578,800   –12.2%
Disposers 452,600 521,200 
–13.2% 3,722,400 4,110,200   –9.4%
Household trash compactors 4,900 7,700 
–36.4% 50,900 67,100 
–24.1%
SUBTOTAL
Major Kitchen/Laundry Applianceses 4,620,600 5,016,900 
–7.9% 37,933,800 41,025,200   –7.5%
Room air-conditioners 94,500 20,900 352.20% 8,836,300 9,241,600 
–4.4%
Unitary air-conditioners 388,640 410,431   –5.3% 3,203,847 3,412,357   –6.1%
Heat pumps 155,539 160,989   –3.4% 1,412,839 1,387,643 1.80%
Dehumidifiers 87,300 83,900 4.10% 1,352,000 1,692,800   –20.1%
Total air-conditioning 725,979 676,220 7.40% 14,804,986 15,734,400   –5.9%



Gas warm-air furnaces 191,910 251,585 
–23.7% 1,430,178 1,733,377 
–17.5%
Oil warm-air furnaces 6,788 7,108 
–4.5% 33,084 44,784 
–26.1%
Room heaters (unvented) * NA NA
NA NA
Total heating 198,698 258,693  
–23.2% 1,463,262 1,778,161   –17.7%



Residential electric water heaters 349,863 345,180 1.40% 2,917,048 2,961,095   –1.5%
Residential gas water heaters 338,328 327,570 3.30% 2,800,545 2,902,103 
–3.5%
Total residential water heaters 688,191 672,750 2.30% 5,717,593 5,863,198   –2.5%
TOTAL 6,233,468 6,624,563 
–5.9% 59,919,641 64,400,959   –7.0%
Commercial gas water heaters 9,246 6,638 39.30% 64,301 59,357 8.30%
Commercial electric water heaters 7,489 6,077 23.20% 49,105 44,339 10.70%
Total commercial water heaters 16,735 12,715 31.60% 113,406 103,696 9.40%
Camcorders 203,932 305,901
–33.3% 2,673,268 3,085,958   –13.4%
DVD players (1) 1,824,394 2,119,975 
–13.9% 12,506,638 12,258,841 2.00%
Digital televisions (2) 2,248,078 1,974,965 13.80% 16,465,913 13,412,689 22.80%
Total video electronics 4,276,404 4,400,841   –2.8% 31,645,819 28,757,488 10.00%

Sources: Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, APPLIANCE magazine estimates,
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, and Consumer Electronics Association.

 * August 2008 shipments for vent-free room heaters were unavailable at press time.
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.
Sources: Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, APPLIANCE magazine estimates,
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, and Consumer Electronics Association.

 

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