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issue: December 2009 APPLIANCE Magazine

U.S. Appliance Unit Shipments
Statistics for the month of August 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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AUGUST YEAR TO DATE
Appliance 2009 2008 CHANGE 2009 2008 CHANGE
Electric ranges 290,900 349,500 -16.8% 2,192,300 2,662,500 -17.7%
Electric ovens 41,700 53,000 -21.3% 341,000 469,800 -27.4%
Electric surface cooking units 26,000 33,300 -21.9% 217,400 297,900 -27.0%
Total electric cooking 358,600 435,800 -17.7% 2,750,700 3,430,200 -19.8%
Gas ranges 188,900 200,800 -5.9% 1,400,400 1,582,400 -11.5%
Gas ovens 3,300 3,300 0.0% 26,400 30,200 -12.6%
Gas surface cooking units 22,200 29,300 -24.2% 181,500 268,000 -32.3%
Total gas cooking 214,400 233,400 -8.1% 1,608,300 1,880,600 -14.5%
Microwave ovens/ranges 596,200 774,300 -23.0% 6,087,700 7,429,900 -18.1%
Total cooking 1,169,200 1,443,500 -19.0% 10,446,700 12,740,700 -18.0%
Chest freezers 104,100 107,800 -3.4% 796,100 803,400 -0.9%
Upright freezers 76,900 85,900 -10.5% 517,100 542,700 -4.7%
Total freezers 181,000 193,700 -6.6% 1,313,200 1,346,100 -2.4%
Refrigerators 754,100 845,500 -10.8% 5,507,000 6,529,900 -15.7%
Total refrigeration 935,100 1,039,200 -10.0% 6,820,200 7,876,000 -13.4%
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Automatic washers 623,200 648,100 -3.8% 5,066,000 5,711,300 -11.3%
Electric dryers 404,600 396,400 2.1% 3,322,500 3,843,200 -13.5%
Gas dryers 98,000 100,300 -2.3% 804,400 911,900 -11.8%
Total dryers 502,600 496,700 1.2% 4,126,900 4,755,100 -13.2%
Total home laundry 1,125,800 1,144,800 -1.7% 9,192,900 10,466,400 -12.2%
Built-in dishwashers 450,600 478,200 -5.8% 3,405,700 4,076,000 -16.4%
Portable dishwashers 5,100 5,800 -12.1% 46,700 64,900 -28.0%
Total dishwashers 455,700 484,000 -5.8% 3,452,400 4,140,900 -16.6%
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Disposers 415,300 463,600 -10.4% 3,428,800 3,847,200 -10.9%
Household trash compactors 3,400 4,800 -29.2% 31,500 52,000 -39.4%
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SUBTOTAL - Major Kitchen/Laundry Appliances 4,104,500 4,579,900 -10.4% 33,372,500 39,123,200 -14.7%
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Room air-conditioners 57,900 46,800 23.7% 5,475,900 8,843,200 -38.1%
Unitary air-conditioners 336,467 388,640 -13.4% 2,615,874 3,203,847 -18.4%
Heat pumps 130,303 155,539 -16.2% 1,204,227 1,412,839 -14.8%
Dehumidifiers 88,700 64,700 37.1% 1,423,600 1,361,400 4.6%
Total air-conditioning 613,370 655,679 -6.5% 10,719,601 14,821,286 -27.7%
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Gas warm-air furnaces 171,539 191,910 -10.6% 1,228,454 1,434,000 -14.3%
Oil warm-air furnaces 4,611 6,788 -32.1% 26,137 33,084 -21.0%
Total heating 176,150 198,698 -11.3% 1,254,591 1,467,084 -14.5%
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Residential electric water heaters 284,079 349,863 -18.8% 2,493,811 2,917,048 -14.5%
Residential gas water heaters 275,048 338,328 -18.7% 2,458,848 2,800,545 -12.2%
Total residential water heaters 559,127 688,191 -18.8% 4,952,659 5,717,593 -13.4%
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TOTAL 5,453,147 6,122,468 -10.9% 50,299,351 61,129,163 -17.7%
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Commercial gas water heaters 5,447 9,246 -41.1% 51,301 64,301 -20.2%
Commercial electric water heaters 4,347 7,489 -42.0% 38,217 49,012 -22.0%
Total commercial water heaters 9,794 16,735 -41.5% 89,518 113,313 -21.0%
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Camcorders 387,363 155,464 NA* 3,313,791 2,629,685 26.0%
DVD players (1) 1,727,723 1,341,528 NA* 13,751,329 12,023,772 14.4%
Digital televisions (2) 2,407,067 1,384,752 NA* 19,490,818 14,958,929 30.3%
Total video electronics 4,522,153 2,881,744 NA* 36,555,938 29,612,386 23.4%

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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