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issue: April 2009 APPLIANCE Magazine

U.S. Appliance Unit Shipments
Statistics for the month of January 2009


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This page reports the number of units shipped in the United States. It includes U.S.–made and imported appliances for the U.S. market; exports are not included. Consumer electronics are reported in unit sales.

* Some fields report shipments for the period of Jan. 1, 2009 through Jan. 31, 2009 vs. Jan. 1, 2008 through Feb. 2, 2008. Month of January 2008 shipments for these fields were originally reported for the period Jan. 1, 2008 through Jan. 27, 2008.

Factory Unit Shipments
JANUARY
Appliance
2009
2008
CHANGE
Electric ranges *
222,000
314,300
-29.4%
Electric ovens *
42,400
65,800
-35.6%
Electric surface cooking units *
25,800
42,100
-38.7%
Total electric cooking *
290,200
422,200
-31.3%
Gas ranges *
151,200
201,600
-25.0%
Gas ovens *
3,600
4,700
-23.4%
Gas surface cooking units *
21,300
37,500
-43.2%
Total gas cooking *
176,100
243,800
-27.8%
Microwave ovens/ranges *
696,400
915,600
-23.9%
Total cooking *
1,162,700
1,581,600
-26.5%
 


Chest freezers *
72,200
88,900
-18.8%
Upright freezers *
45,400
54,200
-16.2%
Total freezers *
117,600
143,100
-17.8%
Refrigerators *
457,300
667,000
-31.4%
Total refrigeration *
574,900
810,100
-29.0%
 


Automatic washers *
537,900
669,800
-19.7%
Electric dryers *
349,100
458,100
-23.8%
Gas dryers *
90,000
121,500
-25.9%
Total dryers *
439,100
579,600
-24.2%
Total home laundry *
977,000
1,249,400
-21.8%
 


Built-in dishwashers *
354,900
509,900
-30.4%
Portable dishwashers *
6,600
8,900
-25.8%
Total dishwashers *
361,500
518,800
-30.3%
 


Disposers *
449,400
536,400
-16.2%
Household trash compactors *
4,100
7,500
-45.3%
 


SUBTOTAL - Major Kitchen/Laundry Appliances *
3,529,600
4,703,800
-25.0%
 


Room air-conditioners *
338,300
508,000
-33.4%
Unitary air-conditioners
131,059
198,404
-33.9%
Heat pumps
91,360
128,277
-28.8%
Dehumidifiers *
142,600
77,400
84.2%
Total air-conditioning *
703,319
912,081
-22.9%
 


Gas warm-air furnaces
134,370
171,120
-21.5%
Oil warm-air furnaces
3,316
5,807
-42.9%
Total heating
137,686
176,927
-22.2%
 


Residential electric water heaters
313,177
338,758
-7.6%
Residential gas water heaters
315,861
319,747
-1.2%
Total residential water heaters
629,038
658,505
-4.5%
 


TOTAL *
4,999,643
6,451,313
-22.5%
 


Commercial gas water heaters
6,016
7,198
-16.4%
Commercial electric water heaters
4,771
5,183
-7.9%
Total commercial water heaters
10,787
12,381
-12.9%
 


Camcorders
NA
127,538
NA
DVD players (Includes standalone DVD and DVD/VCR and next-generation DVD
1,987,898
920,633
115.9%
Digital televisions (Includes direct-view, projection and flat-panel.)
2,312,645
1,298,181
78.1%
Total video electronics
4,300,543
2,346,352
83.3%

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.

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