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issue: November 2004 APPLIANCE Magazine

U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments for the month of August 2004


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FACTORY UNIT SHIPMENTS 
 
AUGUST
YEAR TO DATE
Appliance
2004
2003
CHANGE
2004
2003
CHANGE
Free-standing electric ranges
346,000
331,700
4.3%
2,867,800
2,663,000
7.7%
Built-in electric ranges
77,000
65,100
18.3%
603,200
526,200
14.6%
Surface cooking units
41,700
40,300
3.5%
367,700
350,400
4.9%
Total electric ranges
464,700
437,100
6.3%
3,838,700
3,539,600
8.5%
Free-standing gas ranges
235,000
221,300
6.2%
1,904,400
1,786,000
6.6%
Built-in gas ranges
5,000
4,600
8.7%
39,900
40,100
-0.5%
Surface cooking units
43,600
36,400
19.8%
337,000
289,600
16.4%
Total gas ranges
283,600
262,300
8.1%
2,281,300
2,115,700
7.8%
Microwave ovens/ranges*
1,072,300
1,166,500
-8.1%
9,370,700
9,097,800
3.0%
Total ranges
1,820,600
1,865,900
-2.4%
15,490,700
14,753,100
5.0%
             
Chest freezers
155,000
145,100
6.8%
983,000
979,000
0.4%
Upright freezers
108,000
95,500
13.1%
614,100
616,600
-0.4%
Total freezers
263,000
240,600
9.3%
1,597,100
1,595,600
0.1%
Refrigerators
987,200
915,800
7.8%
7,140,700
6,662,500
7.2%
Total refrigeration
1,250,200
1,156,400
8.1%
8,737,800
8,258,100
5.8%
             
Automatic washers
679,100
653,500
3.9%
5,738,100
5,331,000
7.6%
Electric dryers
480,800
452,700
6.2%
4,059,300
3,705,700
9.5%
Gas dryers
124,700
121,400
2.7%
1,074,300
1,026,500
4.7%
Total dryers
605,500
574,100
5.5%
5,133,600
4,732,200
8.5%
Total home laundry
1,284,600
1,227,600
4.6%
10,871,700
10,063,200
8.0%
             
Built-in dishwashers
570,000
491,200
16.0%
4,453,100
3,982,100
11.8%
Portable dishwashers
10,500
9,700
8.2%
93,700
94,500
-0.8%
Total dishwashers
580,500
500,900
15.9%
4,546,800
4,076,600
11.5%
             
Disposers
560,900
539,200
4.0%
4,300,100
4,031,000
6.7%
Household trash compactors
10,100
9,200
9.8%
83,000
79,400
4.5%
             
SUBTOTAL†
5,506,900
5,299,200
3.9%
44,030,100
41,261,400
6.7%
             
Room air-conditioners †
96,900
54,600
77.5%
7,368,100
8,342,400
-11.7%
Unitary air-conditioners
413,145
477,856
-13.5%
4,271,745
4,010,202
6.5%
Heat pumps
144,364
142,118
1.6%
1,361,022
1,160,110
17.3%
Dehumidifiers †
54,200
89,500
-39.4%
1,122,300
1,139,400
-1.5%
Total air-conditioning
708,609
764,074
-7.3%
14,123,167
14,652,112
-3.6%
 
Gas warm-air furnaces
302,700
326,639
-7.3%
2,125,316
1,923,742
10.5%
Oil warm-air furnaces
12,552
11,927
5.2%
67,088
60,969
10.0%
Total central heating ##
315,252
338,566
-6.9%
2,192,404
1,984,711
10.5%
             
Residential electric water heaters
343,642
352,924
-2.6%
2,963,384
2,806,163
5.6%
Residential gas water heaters
380,953
348,355
9.4%
3,204,282
3,581,810
-10.5%
Total residential water heaters
724,595
701,279
3.3%
6,167,666
6,387,973
-3.4%
             
TOTAL
7,255,356
7,103,119
2.1%
66,513,337
64,286,196
3.5%
             
Commercial gas water heaters
6,707
6,617
1.4%
63,542
60,177
5.6%
Commercial electric water heaters
4,793
3,984
20.3%
37,684
31,408
20.0%
Total commercial water heaters
11,500
10,601
8.5%
101,226
91,585
10.5%
             
Camcorders
270,512
333,349
-18.9%
3,182,018
3,376,070
-5.7%
Color televisions **
1,386,958
1,523,462
-9.0%
11,930,080
11,910,354
0.2%
Color TV/VCR combinations
91,613
155,372
-41.0%
992,414
1,862,406
-46.7%
DVD players ••
1,232,582
1,436,878
-14.2%
10,043,071
10,296,247
-2.5%
Projection televisions
N/A
13,238
N/A
N/A
215,022
N/A
TV/DVD players
177,434
123,585
43.6%
1,242,991
876,801
41.8%
VCR decks •
172,037
462,551
-62.8%
1,477,127
3,952,293
-62.6%
Digital televisions •••
328,838
238,445
37.9%
2,382,080
1,566,548
52.1%
Total video electronics #
3,659,974
4,286,880
-14.6%
31,249,781
34,055,741
-8.2%
Cooking & food processing portable appliances
8,376,110
10,092,851
-17.0%
59,427,063
60,179,976
-1.3%
Air treatment portable appliances
2,040,220
3,187,626
-36.0%
6,052,582
8,519,138
-29.0%
Total portable appliances ###
10,416,330
13,280,477
-21.6%
65,479,645
68,699,114
-4.7%
Water softeners, commercial
4,445
4,573
-2.8%
36,179
32,953
9.8%
Water softeners, residential
89,625
83,179
7.7%
732,947
679,309
7.9%

 

# Total video electronics now includes digital television.
••• Digital television category includes direct-view, projection, and LCD DTV.
## 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.
Television, VCR, and camcorder figures are unit sales to dealers, including imports. These figures are not included in page total. 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
### Portable appliance category includes air cleaners, air heaters, blenders, breadmakers, coffeemakers, coffee percolators, coffee urns, coffee grinders, can openers, countertop ovens, food choppers, food processors, food and rice steamers, fry pans, indoor grills, irons, juicers, knives, mixers, toasters, toaster ovens and broilers, and waffle irons.

 

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