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issue: December 2003 APPLIANCE Magazine

U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments For the month of September 2003


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September
YEAR TO DATE
Appliance
2003
2002
CHANGE
2003
2002
CHANGE
             
Free-standing electric ranges 453,600 384,400 18.0% 3,028,600 2,914,300 3.9%
Built-in electric ranges 86,500 76,200 13.5% 595,500 553,200 7.6%
Surface cooking units 53,000 50,300 5.4% 392,900 385,300 2.0%
Total electric ranges 593,100 510,900 16.1% 4,017,000 3,852,800 4.3%
Free-standing gas ranges 307,200 277,600 10.7% 2,037,500 1,995,300 2.1%
Built-in gas ranges 6,700 6,200 8.1% 45,800 49,300 -7.1%
Surface cooking units 47,500 42,000 13.1% 328,000 301,400 8.8%
Total gas ranges 361,400 325,800 10.9% 2,411,300 2,346,000 2.8%
Microwave ovens/ranges* 1,460,800 1,226,100 19.1% 10,169,200 9,515,200 6.9%
Total ranges 2,415,300 2,062,800 17.1% 16,597,500 15,714,000 5.6%
             
Chest freezers 183,400 177,400 3.4% 1,122,500 1,076,700 4.3%
Upright freezers 125,100 126,700 -1.3% 717,800 771,500 -7.0%
Total freezers 308,500 304,100 1.4% 1,840,300 1,848,200 -0.4%
Refrigerators 1,151,800 1,008,900 14.2% 7,588,700 7,504,700 1.1%
Total refrigeration 1,460,300 1,313,000 11.2% 9,429,000 9,352,900 0.8%
             
Automatic washers 858,800 739,300 16.2% 6,025,800 5,762,500 4.6%
Electric dryers 583,100 497,200 17.3% 4,179,800 3,988,000 4.8%
Gas dryers 167,800 145,500 15.3% 1,163,400 1,092,100 6.5%
Total dryers 750,900 642,700 16.8% 5,343,200 5,080,100 5.2%
Total home laundry 1,609,700 1,382,000 16.5% 11,369,000 10,842,600 4.9%
             
Built-in dishwashers 657,700 638,500 3.0% 4,512,500 4,440,000 1.6%
Portable dishwashers 12,400 14,200 -12.7% 104,700 112,900 -7.3%
Total dishwashers 670,100 652,700 2.7% 4,617,200 4,552,900 1.4%
             
Disposers 650,500 558,000 16.6% 4,544,200 4,215,000 7.8%
Household trash compactors 12,300 9,500 29.5% 89,000 84,800 5.0%
             
SUBTOTAL† 6,818,200 5,978,000 14.1% 46,645,900 44,762,200 4.2%
             
Room air-conditioners† 80,400 49,500 62.4% 8,410,000 5,993,900 40.3%
Unitary air-conditioners 375,356 352,235 6.6% 4,385,558 4,461,681 -1.7%
Heat pumps 129,485 100,516 28.8% 1,289,595 1,194,906 7.9%
Dehumidifiers† 91,800 41,500 121.2% 1,209,400 741,800 63.0%
Total air-conditioners 677,041 543,751 24.5% 15,294,553 12,392,287 23.4%
             
Gas warm air furnaces 379,298 335,720 13.0% 2,303,040 2,275,583 1.2%
Oil warm air furnaces 18,034 17,273 4.4% 79,003 75,698 4.4%
Total central heating## 397,332 352,993 12.6% 2,382,043 2,351,281 1.3%
             
Electric water heaters 403,862 386,863 4.4% 3,210,025 3,253,968 -1.4%
Gas water heaters 342,263 428,819 -20.2% 3,924,073 3,641,041 7.8%
Total residential water heaters 746,125 815,682 -8.5% 7,134,098 6,895,009 3.5%
             
TOTAL 8,638,698 7,690,426 12.3% 71,456,594 66,400,777 7.6%
             
Commercial gas water heaters 7,114 7,530 -5.5% 67,291 71,630 -6.1%
Commercial electric water heaters 4,259 3,823 11.4% 35,667 34,334 3.9%
Total commercial water heaters 11,373 11,353 0.2% 102,958 105,964 -2.8%
             
Camcorders 578,040 540,159 7.0% 3,954,110 4,050,962 -2.4%
Color televisions** 2,316,968 2,577,282 -10.1% 14,227,322 16,077,492 -11.5%
Color TV/VCR combinations 351,170 561,033 -37.4% 2,213,576 3,648,306 -39.3%
DVD players•• 2,496,497 2,299,864 8.5% 12,792,744 10,511,497 21.7%
Projection televisions 18,492 72,396 -74.5% 233,514 527,810 -55.8%
TV/DVD players 188,961 46,713 304.5% 1,065,762 300,204 255.0%
VCR decks• 741,472 1,443,952 -48.6% 4,693,765 10,133,999 -53.7%
Digital televisions••• 530,656 N/A N/A 2,546,007 N/A N/A
Total video electronics# 7,222,256 7,541,399 -4.2% 41,726,800 45,250,270 -7.8%
             
Portable appliances### 10,899,107 10,408,823 4.7% 70,992,046 67,647,427 4.9%
Air Treatment 3,133,545 2,359,220 32.8% 11,601,935 8,720,298 33.0%
             
Water softeners, commercial 4,107 3,988 3.0% 37,060 37,851 -2.1%
Water softeners, residential 86,640 83,362 3.9% 765,949 780,050 -1.8%

# Total video electronics now includes digital television.
••• Digital television category includes direct-view, projection, and LCD DTV.

Television, VCR, and camcorder figures are unit sales to dealers, including imports. These figures are not included in page total.

## Due to a change in reporting procedures at the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA), totals for cast iron gas boilers, steel gas boilers, cast iron oil boilers, and steel oil boilers will no longer be reported monthly, and will instead be reported on a quarterly basis.

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

* Including imported microwave ovens and combination microwave oven/ranges
† Does not include exports
**Does not include projection television
••Includes DVD/LD Combination Players
• Does not include digital VCRs
**** Includes returns from retailers to manufacturers

### Portable appliance category includes air heaters, blenders, broilers, can openers, coffeemakers, coffee grinders, corn poppers, countertop ovens, embedded indoor grills, food choppers, food processors, food steamers, fry pans, griddles, hot plates, humidifiers, irons, juicers, knives, mixers, rice steamers, sandwich makers, toaster ovens, toasters, and waffle irons. These numbers do not include exports.


Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances Index

Index reflects monthly factory unit shipments of major and comfort conditioning appliances as reported by AHAM, ARI, and GAMA, including APPLIANCE Magazine estimates. Due to a change in reporting procedures at the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA), totals for cast iron gas boilers, steel gas boilers, cast iron oil boilers, and steel oil boilers will no longer be reported monthly, and will instead be reported on a quarterly basis.



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