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issue: August 2009 APPLIANCE Magazine

U.S. Appliance Unit Shipments
Statistics for the month of April 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
APRIL
YEAR TO DATE
Appliance
2009
2008
CHANGE
2009
2008
CHANGE
Electric ranges
259,700
309,100
-16.0%
1,066,100
1,334,100
-20.1%
Electric ovens
42,200
54,000
-21.9%
174,400
249,000
-30.0%
Electric surface cooking units
26,200
36,700
-28.6%
109,600
159,000
-31.1%
Total electric cooking
328,100
399,800
-17.9%
1,350,100
1,742,100
-22.5%
Gas ranges
164,700
183,400
-10.2%
686,000
811,500
-15.5%
Gas ovens
3,200
3,700
-13.5%
14,500
16,800
-13.7%
Gas surface cooking units
21,600
30,100
-28.2%
90,700
142,300
-36.3%
Total gas cooking
189,500
217,200
-12.8%
791,200
970,600
-18.5%
Microwave ovens/ranges
705,500
839,600
-16.0%
3,228,600
3,601,600
-10.4%
Total cooking
1,223,100
1,456,600
-16.0%
5,369,900
6,314,300
-15.0%
 
Chest freezers
89,600
73,100
22.6%
379,200
345,500
9.8%
Upright freezers
56,200
55,200
1.8%
218,900
223,300
-2.0%
Total freezers
145,800
128,300
13.6%
598,100
568,800
5.2%
Refrigerators
625,700
737,800
-15.2%
2,350,500
2,893,900
-18.8%
Total refrigeration
771,500
866,100
-10.9%
2,948,600
3,462,700
-14.8%
 
Automatic washers
615,400
675,800
-8.9%
2,621,500
2,926,300
-10.4%
Electric dryers
384,700
450,800
-14.7%
1,710,900
2,012,100
-15.0%
Gas dryers
89,200
102,800
-13.2%
403,600
476,600
-15.3%
Total dryers
473,900
553,600
-14.4%
2,114,500
2,488,700
-15.0%
Total home laundry
1,089,300
1,229,400
-11.4%
4,736,000
5,415,000
-12.5%
 
Built-in dishwashers
421,400
483,400
-12.8%
1,679,500
2,077,200
-19.1%
Portable dishwashers
5,600
7,300
-23.3%
25,700
36,100
-28.8%
Total dishwashers
427,000
490,700
-13.0%
1,705,200
2,113,300
-19.3%
 
Disposers
402,300
417,500
-3.6%
1,734,500
1,934,400
-10.3%
Household trash compactors
3,800
6,200
-38.7%
16,900
28,600
-40.9%
 
SUBTOTAL - Major Kitchen/Laundry Appliances
3,917,000
4,466,500
-12.3%
16,511,100
19,268,300
-14.3%
 
Room air-conditioners
1,229,200
1,632,600
-24.7%
3,535,400
5,104,500
-30.7%
Unitary air-conditioners
281,668
380,000
-25.9%
881,382
1,199,000
-26.5%
Heat pumps
129,264
154,000
-16.1%
484,867
599,000
-19.1%
Dehumidifiers
366,600
312,100
17.5%
923,000
796,100
15.9%
Total air-conditioning
2,006,732
2,478,700
-19.0%
5,824,649
7,698,600
-24.3%
 
Gas warm-air furnaces
125,000
136,561
-8.5%
543,338
664,714
-18.3%
Oil warm-air furnaces
2,368
2,738
-13.5%
12,356
16,448
-24.9%
Total heating
127,368
139,299
-8.6%
555,694
681,162
-18.4%
 
Residential electric water heaters
318,073
348,596
-8.8%
1,284,056
1,428,957
-10.1%
Residential gas water heaters
313,653
341,935
-8.3%
1,304,957
1,397,304
-6.6%
Total residential water heaters
631,726
690,531
-8.5%
2,589,013
2,826,261
-8.4%
 
TOTAL
6,682,826
7,775,030
-14.0%
25,480,456
30,474,323
-16.4%
 
Commercial gas water heaters
6,442
8,134
-20.8%
27,791
31,682
-12.3%
Commercial electric water heaters
4,359
5,990
-27.2%
19,559
23,297
-16.0%
Total commercial water heaters
10,801
14,124
-23.5%
47,350
54,979
-13.9%
 
Camcorders
570,185
355,188
NA(3)
1,461,657
1,283,193
13.9%
DVD players (1)
1,914,292
1,251,878
NA(3)
6,757,065
4,915,930
37.5%
Digital televisions (2)
2,199,552
1,760,827
NA(3)
8,675,824
6,586,146
31.7%
Total video electronics
4,684,029
3,367,893
NA(3)
16,894,546
12,785,269
32.1%

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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