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issue: April 2009 APPLIANCE Magazine

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


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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.

DECEMBER
YEAR TO DATE
Appliance
2008
2007
CHANGE
2008
2007
CHANGE
Electric ranges
362,600
441,500
–17.9%
3,972,800
4,612,400
–13.9%
Electric ovens
65,300
84,800
–23.0%
700,400
866,600
–19.2%
Electric surface cooking units
37,900
48,700
–22.2%
433,400
511,700
–15.3%
Total electric cooking
465,800
575,000
–19.0%
5,106,600
5,990,700
–14.8%
Gas ranges
243,300
275,900
–11.8%
2,408,400
2,780,600
–13.4%
Gas ovens
5,500
7,200
–23.6%
47,000
55,900
–15.9%
Gas surface cooking units
31,500
43,900
–28.2%
387,300
497,100
–22.1%
Total gas cooking
280,300
327,000
–14.3%
2,842,700
3,333,600
–14.7%
Microwave ovens/ranges
994,000
1,033,500
–3.8%
11,341,300
11,851,300
–4.3%
Total cooking
1,740,100
1,935,500
–10.1%
19,290,600
21,175,600
–8.9%
 
Chest freezers
109,100
107,500
1.50%
1,243,600
1,190,500
4.50%
Upright freezers
72,400
75,100
–3.6%
851,500
801,600
6.20%
Total freezers
181,500
182,600
–0.6%
2,095,100
1,992,100
5.20%
Refrigerators
718,500
891,300
–19.4%
9,314,800
10,402,300
–10.5%
Total refrigeration
900,000
1,073,900
–16.2%
11,409,900
12,394,400
–7.9%
 
Automatic washers
778,400
868,000
–10.3%
8,291,700
8,825,000
–6.0%
Electric dryers
533,200
609,200
–12.5%
5,619,700
6,036,100
–6.9%
Gas dryers
132,600
144,400
–8.2%
1,354,400
1,518,000
–10.8%
Total dryers
665,800
753,600
–11.7%
6,974,100
7,554,100
–7.7%
Total home laundry
1,444,200
1,621,600
–10.9%
15,265,800
16,379,100
–6.8%
 
Built-in dishwashers
537,200
623,000
–13.8%
5,903,400
6,866,600
–14.0%
Portable dishwashers
9,300
12,800
–27.3%
91,700
110,200
–16.8%
Total dishwashers
546,500
635,800
–14.0%
5,995,100
6,976,800
–14.1%
 
Disposers
482,400
578,000
–16.5%
5,509,600
6,385,100
–13.7%
Household trash compactors
6,700
10,200
–34.3%
74,500
101,800
–26.8%
 
SUBTOTAL - Major Kitchen/Laundry Appliances
5,119,900
5,855,000
–12.6%
57,545,500
63,412,800
–9.3%
             
Room air-conditioners
188,000
104,900
79.20%
9,085,500
9,459,700
–4.0%
Unitary air-conditioners
141,663
215,142
–34.2%
3,968,044
4,500,000
–11.8%
Heat pumps
96,497
115,556
–16.5%
1,865,310
1,900,000
–1.8%
Dehumidifiers
29,600
86,200
–65.7%
1,556,300
2,003,600
–22.3%
Total air-conditioning
455,760
521,798
–12.7%
16,475,154
17,863,300
–7.8%
 
Gas warm-air furnaces
178,856
219,826
–18.6%
2,300,000
2,782,006
–17.3%
Oil warm-air furnaces
5,887
8,160
–27.9%
59,255
83,652
–29.2%
Vent-Free Room Heaters
6,556
21,709
–69.8%
240,063
281,468
–14.7%
Total heating
191,299
249,695
–23.4%
2,599,318
3,147,126
–17.4%
 
Residential electric water heaters
326,945
438,478
–25.4%
4,200,000
4,470,232
–6.0%
Residential gas water heaters
353,882
434,930
–18.6%
4,000,000
4,384,428
–8.8%
Total residential water heaters
680,827
873,408
–22.0%
8,200,000
8,854,660
–7.4%
             
TOTAL
6,447,786
7,499,901
–14.0%
84,819,972
93,277,886
–9.1%
             
Commercial gas water heaters
6,182
8,680
–28.8%
88,265
90,345
–2.3%
Commercial electric water heaters
4,844
6,185
–21.7%
68,686
67,985
1.00%
Total commercial water heaters
11,026
14,865
–25.8%
156,951
158,330
–0.9%
             
Camcorders
243,080
422,371
–42.4%
4,460,865
5,557,870
–19.7%
DVD players (Includes stand-alone DVD and DVD/VCR and next-generation DVD.)
2,069,045
1,556,150
33.00%
21,837,278
20,919,021
4.40%
Digital televisions (Includes direct-view, projection, and flat-panel.)
2,685,114
2,542,479
5.60%
28,273,425
23,836,080
18.60%
Total video electronics
4,997,239
4,521,000
10.50%
54,571,568
50,312,971
8.50%

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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