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issue: May 2009 APPLIANCE Magazine

U.S. Appliance Unit Shipments
Statistics for the month of February 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.

Factory Unit Shipments
FEBRUARY
YEAR TO DATE
Appliance
2009
2008
CHANGE
2009
2008
CHANGE
Electric ranges
244,000
298,100
-18.1%
465,900
612,400
-23.9%
Electric ovens
41,400
58,200
-28.9%
83,800
124,000
-32.4%
Electric surface cooking units
26,200
35,800
-26.8%
52,000
78,000
-33.3%
Total electric cooking
311,600
392,100
-20.5%
601,700
814,400
-26.1%
Gas ranges
157,800
178,200
-11.4%
309,000
379,800
-18.6%
Gas ovens
3,500
3,800
-7.9%
7,100
8,600
-17.4%
Gas surface cooking units
21,000
31,800
-34.0%
42,300
69,300
-39.0%
Total gas cooking
182,300
213,800
-14.7%
358,400
457,700
-21.7%
Microwave ovens/ranges
780,700
754,100
3.5%
1,477,000
1,669,700
-11.5%
Total cooking
1,274,600
1,360,000
-6.3%
2,437,100
2,941,800
-17.2%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chest freezers
96,000
76,300
25.8%
168,200
165,200
1.8%
Upright freezers
44,200
52,300
-15.5%
90,100
106,500
-15.4%
Total freezers
140,200
128,600
9.0%
258,300
271,700
-4.9%
Refrigerators
493,200
594,700
-17.1%
950,300
1,261,800
-24.7%
Total refrigeration
633,400
723,300
-12.4%
1,208,600
1,533,500
-21.2%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Automatic washers
603,000
680,800
-11.4%
1,140,900
1,350,600
-15.5%
Electric dryers
401,500
467,800
-14.2%
750,600
925,900
-18.9%
Gas dryers
91,800
109,400
-16.1%
182,100
230,900
-21.1%
Total dryers
493,300
577,200
-14.5%
932,700
1,156,800
-19.4%
Total home laundry
1,096,300
1,258,000
-12.9%
2,073,600
2,507,400
-17.3%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Built-in dishwashers
381,700
453,600
-15.9%
737,900
963,500
-23.4%
Portable dishwashers
5,900
8,800
-33.0%
12,500
17,700
-29.4%
Total dishwashers
387,600
462,400
-16.2%
750,400
981,200
-23.5%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Disposers
393,700
449,300
-12.4%
843,100
985,800
-14.5%
Household trash compactors
4,300
6,900
-37.7%
8,400
14,400
-41.7%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUBTOTAL - Major Kitchen/Laundry Appliances
3,789,900
4,259,900
-11.0%
7,321,200
8,964,100
-18.3%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Room air-conditioners
651,700
927,600
-29.7%
990,000
1,435,600
-31.0%
Unitary air-conditioners
163,184
212,775
-23.3%
294,243
414,000
-28.9%
Heat pumps
104,260
127,000
-17.9%
195,620
253,000
-22.7%
Dehumidifiers
158,800
153,200
3.7%
301,400
230,700
30.6%
Total air-conditioning
1,077,944
1,420,575
-24.1%
1,781,263
2,333,300
-23.7%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gas warm-air furnaces
123,629
153,812
-19.6%
257,999
327,000
-21.1%
Oil warm-air furnaces
3,494
3,695
-5.4%
6,810
9,550
-28.7%
Total heating
127,123
157,507
-19.3%
264,809
336,550
-21.3%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Residential electric water heaters
321,055
361,529
-11.2%
634,232
700,287
-9.4%
Residential gas water heaters
327,591
350,174
-6.4%
643,452
669,921
-4.0%
Total residential water heaters
648,646
711,703
-8.9%
1,277,684
1,370,208
-6.8%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOTAL
5,643,613
6,549,685
-13.8%
10,644,956
13,004,158
-18.1%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commercial gas water heaters
7,214
7,695
-6.3%
13,230
14,893
-11.2%
Commercial electric water heaters
4,520
5,422
-16.6%
9,291
10,605
-12.4%
Total commercial water heaters
11,734
13,117
-10.5%
22,521
25,498
-11.7%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Camcorders
395,045
440,599
-10.3%
73,728
61,134
20.6%
DVD players (1)
3,228,048
2,035,919
58.6%
268,397
272,430
-1.5%
Digital televisions (2)
4,029,090
2,675,205
50.6%
545,831
336,746
62.1%
Total video electronics
7,652,183
5,151,723
48.5%
887,956
670,310
32.5%

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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