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issue: December 2004 APPLIANCE Magazine

U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments for the month of September 2004 - Revised


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FACTORY UNIT SHIPMENTS
SEPTEMBER
YEAR TO DATE
Appliance
2004
2003
CHANGE
2004
2003
CHANGE
Free-standing electric ranges
464,300
441,100
5.30%
3,332,100
3,104,200
7.30%
Built-in electric ranges
95,400
84,700
12.60%
698,600
610,900
14.40%
Surface cooking units
53,100
51,800
2.50%
420,800
402,200
4.60%
Total electric ranges
612,800
577,600
6.10%
4,451,500
4,117,300
8.10%
Free-standing gas ranges
319,800
306,300
4.40%
2,224,300
2,092,300
6.30%
Built-in gas ranges
5,700
6,600
-13.60%
45,600
46,800
-2.60%
Surface cooking units
50,300
46,700
7.70%
387,300
336,300
15.20%
Total gas ranges
375,800
359,600
4.50%
2,657,200
2,475,400
7.30%
Microwave ovens/ranges*
1,423,400
1,268,900
12.20%
10,792,600
10,366,700
4.10%
Total ranges
2,412,000
2,206,100
9.30%
17,901,300
16,959,400
5.60%
             
Chest freezers
152,300
174,000
-12.50%
1,135,300
1,153,000
-1.50%
Upright freezers
119,700
124,900
-4.20%
733,700
741,600
-1.10%
Total freezers
272,000
298,900
-9.00%
1,869,000
1,894,600
-1.40%
Refrigerators
1,197,100
1,113,200
7.50%
8,339,900
7,775,700
7.30%
Total refrigeration
1,469,100
1,412,100
4.00%
10,208,900
9,670,300
5.60%
             
Automatic washers
893,200
848,200
5.30%
6,631,300
6,179,200
7.30%
Electric dryers
643,900
586,600
9.80%
4,703,100
4,292,200
9.60%
Gas dryers
172,400
172,000
0.20%
1,246,700
1,198,500
4.00%
Total dryers
816,300
758,600
7.60%
5,949,800
5,490,700
8.40%
Total home laundry
1,709,500
1,606,800
6.40%
12,581,100
11,669,900
7.80%
             
Built-in dishwashers
699,600
653,600
7.00%
5,152,700
4,635,600
11.20%
Portable dishwashers
14,600
12,500
16.80%
108,400
107,000
1.30%
Total dishwashers
714,200
666,100
7.20%
5,261,100
4,742,600
10.90%
             
Disposers
627,000
624,000
0.50%
4,927,100
4,655,000
5.80%
Household trash compactors
13,400
12,600
6.30%
96,400
92,000
4.80%
             
SUBTOTAL †
6,945,200
6,527,700
6.40%
50,975,900
47,789,200
6.70%
             
Room air-conditioners †
36,700
64,000
-42.70%
7,404,800
8,406,400
-11.90%
Unitary air-conditioners
424,266
375,356
13.00%
4,696,011
4,385,558
7.10%
Heat pumps
149,135
129,485
15.20%
1,510,157
1,289,595
17.10%
Dehumidifiers †
100,700
90,900
10.80%
1,222,900
1,230,300
-0.60%
Total air-conditioning
710,801
659,741
7.70%
14,833,868
15,311,853
-3.10%
             
Gas warm-air furnaces
408,760
379,298
7.80%
2,534,076
2,303,040
10.00%
Oil warm-air furnaces
18,048
18,034
0.10%
85,136
79,003
7.80%
Total central heating
426,808
397,332
7.40%
2,619,212
2,382,043
10.00%
 
Residential electric water heaters
377,390
403,862
-6.60%
3,340,774
3,210,025
4.10%
Residential gas water heaters
420,147
342,263
22.80%
3,624,429
3,924,073
-7.60%
Total residential water heaters
797,537
746,125
6.90%
6,965,203
7,134,098
-2.40%
 
TOTAL
8,880,346
8,330,898
6.60%
75,394,183
72,617,194
3.80%
 
Commercial gas water heaters
7,228
7,114
1.60%
70,770
67,291
5.20%
Commercial electric water heaters
5,005
4,259
17.50%
42,689
35,667
19.70%
Total commercial water heaters
12,233
11,373
7.60%
113,459
102,958
10.20%
 
Camcorders
469,776
578,040
-18.70%
3,651,794
3,954,110
-7.60%
Color televisions **
1,903,648
2,316,968
-17.80%
13,822,164
14,227,322
-2.80%
Color TV/VCR combinations
90,878
351,170
-74.10%
1,083,292
2,213,576
-51.10%
DVD players ••
3,257,574
2,496,497
30.50%
13,300,024
12,792,744
4.00%
Projection televisions
N/A
18,492
N/A
N/A
233,514
N/A
TV/DVD players
204,478
188,961
8.20%
1,447,469
1,065,762
35.80%
VCR decks •
253,940
741,472
-65.80%
1,731,067
4,693,765
-63.10%
Digital televisions •••
519,322
423,534
22.60%
2,901,402
1,990,082
45.80%
Total video electronics
6,699,616
7,115,134
-5.80%
37,937,212
41,170,875
-7.90%
 
Cooking & food processing portable appliances
10,201,469
10,904,566
-6.40%
69,698,916
71,084,542
-1.90%
Air treatment portable appliances
2,187,629
3,233,071
-32.30%
8,240,211
11,752,208
-29.90%
Total portable appliances #
12,389,098
14,137,637
-12.40%
77,939,127
82,836,750
-5.90%
 
Water softeners, commercial
4,384
4,107
6.7
40,563
37,060
9.5
Water softeners, residential
98,436
86,640
13.6
831,383
765,949
8.5

# 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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