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issue: June 2009 APPLIANCE Magazine

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

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Factory Unit Shipments
MARCH
YEAR TO DATE
Appliance
2009
2008
CHANGE
2009
2008
CHANGE
Electric ranges
340,500
412,500
-17.5%
806,400
1,025,000
-21.3%
Electric ovens
48,400
71,000
-31.8%
132,200
195,000
-32.2%
Electric surface cooking units
31,400
44,300
-29.1%
83,400
122,300
-31.8%
Total electric cooking
420,300
527,800
-20.4%
1,022,000
1,342,300
-23.9%
Gas ranges
212,500
248,300
-14.4%
521,500
628,100
-17.0%
Gas ovens
4,100
4,600
-10.9%
11,300
13,100
-13.7%
Gas surface cooking units
26,700
42,800
-37.6%
69,100
112,200
-38.4%
Total gas cooking
243,300
295,700
-17.7%
601,900
753,400
-20.1%
Microwave ovens/ranges
1,049,500
1,092,300
-3.9%
2,526,500
2,762,000
-8.5%
Total cooking
1,713,100
1,915,800
-10.6%
4,150,400
4,857,700
-14.6%
             
Chest freezers
129,000
107,200
20.3%
297,300
272,400
9.1%
Upright freezers
73,100
61,600
18.7%
163,100
168,100
-3.0%
Total freezers
202,100
168,800
19.7%
460,400
440,500
4.5%
Refrigerators
775,600
894,300
-13.3%
1,725,800
2,156,100
-20.0%
Total refrigeration
977,700
1,063,100
-8.0%
2,186,200
2,596,600
-15.8%
             
Automatic washers
864,900
899,800
-3.9%
2,005,900
2,250,400
-10.9%
Electric dryers
575,100
635,400
-9.5%
1,325,700
1,561,300
-15.1%
Gas dryers
132,300
142,800
-7.4%
314,300
373,700
-15.9%
Total dryers
707,400
778,200
-9.1%
1,640,000
1,935,000
-15.2%
Total home laundry
1,572,300
1,678,000
-6.3%
3,645,900
4,185,400
-12.9%
             
Built-in dishwashers
520,200
630,400
-17.5%
1,258,100
1,593,800
-21.1%
Portable dishwashers
7,600
11,100
-31.5%
20,100
28,800
-30.2%
Total dishwashers
527,800
641,500
-17.7%
1,278,200
1,622,600
-21.2%
             
Disposers
489,100
531,200
-7.9%
1,332,200
1,517,000
-12.2%
Household trash compactors
4,800
8,000
-40.0%
13,200
22,400
-41.1%
             
SUBTOTAL - Major Kitchen/Laundry Appliances
5,284,800
5,837,600
-9.5%
12,606,100
14,801,700
-14.8%
             
Room air-conditioners
1,575,200
2,036,200
-22.6%
2,565,100
3,471,900
-26.1%
Unitary air-conditioners
305,471
410,000
-25.5%
599,714
806,000
-25.6%
Heat pumps
159,983
189,500
-15.6%
355,603
442,000
-19.5%
Dehumidifiers
315,900
253,300
24.7%
617,300
484,000
27.5%
Total air-conditioning
2,356,554
2,889,000
-18.4%
4,137,717
5,203,900
-20.5%
             
Gas warm-air furnaces
160,339
200,544
-20.0%
418,338
528,153
-20.8%
Oil warm-air furnaces
3,337
4,185
-20.3%
10,147
13,710
-26.0%
Total heating
163,676
204,729
-20.1%
428,485
541,863
-20.9%
             
Residential electric water heaters
331,751
380,074
-12.7%
965,983
1,080,361
-10.6%
Residential gas water heaters
347,852
385,448
-9.8%
991,304
1,055,369
-6.1%
Total residential water heaters
679,603
765,522
-11.2%
1,957,287
2,135,730
-8.4%
             
TOTAL
8,484,633
9,696,851
-12.5%
19,129,589
22,683,193
-15.7%
             
Commercial gas water heaters
8,119
8,655
-6.2%
21,349
23,548
-9.3%
Commercial electric water heaters
5,909
6,772
-12.7%
15,200
17,313
-12.2%
Total commercial water heaters
14,028
15,427
-9.1%
36,549
40,861
-10.6%
             
Camcorders
402,622
225,913
NC(3)
800,731
761,360
5.2%
DVD players (1)
1,388,935
823,812
NC(3)
4,472,368
3,200,591
39.7%
Digital televisions (2)
2,099,018
1,079,338
NC(3)
6,329,901
4,159,880
52.2%
Total video electronics
3,890,575
2,129,063
NC(3)
11,603,000
8,121,831
42.9%

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.

(1) Includes standalone DVD and DVD/VCR and next-generation DVD.
(2) Includes direct-view, projection and flat-panel.
(3) Month-to-date sales are not comparable between 2009 and 2008 since the weeks pattern changed.

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