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issue: March 2005 APPLIANCE Magazine

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


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Revised March 17, 2005.

DECEMBER
YEAR TO DATE
Appliance
2004
2003
CHANGE
2004
2003
CHANGE
Free-standing electric ranges
508,300
420,500
20.9%
4,612,100
4,237,700
8.8%
Built-in electric ranges
99,400
88,600
12.2%
963,000
840,800
14.5%
Surface cooking units
58,600
54,200
8.1%
570,000
542,800
5.0%
Total electric ranges
666,300
563,300
18.3%
6,145,100
5,621,300
9.3%
Free-standing gas ranges
346,600
291,800
18.8%
3,123,600
2,897,000
7.8%
Built-in gas ranges
7,800
8,100
-3.7%
66,700
67,000
-0.4%
Surface cooking units
53,800
45,900
17.2%
527,600
455,400
15.9%
Total gas ranges
408,200
345,800
18.0%
3,717,900
3,419,400
8.7%
Microwave ovens/ranges (Including imported microwave ovens and combination microwave oven/ranges)
1,479,200
1,052,200
40.6%
15,224,500
14,274,200
6.7%
Total ranges
2,553,700
1,961,300
30.2%
25,087,500
23,314,900
7.6%
Chest freezers
159,500
140,500
13.5%
1,529,000
1,517,600
0.8%
Upright freezers
83,800
87,800
-4.6%
987,400
1,004,900
-1.7%
Total freezers
243,300
228,300
6.6%
2,516,400
2,522,500
-0.2%
Refrigerators
1,000,400
819,100
22.1%
10,922,200
10,021,000
9.0%
Total refrigeration
1,243,700
1,047,400
18.7%
13,438,600
12,543,500
7.1%
Automatic washers
942,600
791,400
19.1%
8,831,700
8,145,800
8.4%
Electric dryers
681,500
590,500
15.4%
6,260,800
5,718,500
9.5%
Gas dryers
176,900
171,600
3.1%
1,661,200
1,616,300
2.8%
Total dryers
858,400
762,100
12.6%
7,922,000
7,334,800
8.0%
Total home laundry
1,801,000
1,553,500
15.9%
16,753,700
15,480,600
8.2%
Built-in dishwashers
720,200
615,100
17.1%
6,952,500
6,280,300
10.7%
Portable dishwashers
19,400
19,300
0.5%
153,000
148,100
3.3%
Total dishwashers
739,600
634,400
16.6%
7,105,500
6,428,400
10.5%
Disposers
658,900
547,700
20.3%
6,648,900
6,276,900
5.9%
Household trash compactors
13,000
13,600
-4.4%
128,900
125,800
2.5%
SUBTOTAL (Does not include exports)
7,009,900
5,757,900
21.7%
69,163,100
64,170,100
7.8%
Room air-conditioners (Does not include exports)
312,800
23,000
N/A
7,446,900
8,216,000
-9.4%
Unitary air-conditioners
276,604
254,334
8.8%
5,514,967
5,180,897
6.4%
Heat pumps
129,907
109,313
18.8%
1,886,100
1,626,365
16.0%
Dehumidifiers (Does not include exports)
40,600
16,300
149.1%
1,340,900
1,311,000
2.3%
Total air-conditioning
759,911
402,947
88.6%
16,188,867
16,334,262
-0.9%
Gas warm-air furnaces
326,342
276,045
18.2%
3,519,024
3,265,550
7.8%
Oil warm-air furnaces
11,836
13,017
-9.1%
129,715
126,741
2.3%
Total central heating
338,178
289,062
17.0%
3,648,739
3,392,291
7.6%
Residential electric water heaters
479,584
462,461
3.7%
4,572,932
4,429,880
3.2%
Residential gas water heaters
568,115
475,197
19.6%
5,053,775
5,124,265
-1.4%
Total residential water heaters
1,047,699
937,658
11.7%
9,626,707
9,554,145
0.8%
TOTAL
9,155,688
7,387,567
23.9%
98,627,413
93,450,798
5.5%
Commercial gas water heaters
9,940
8,780
13.2%
96,481
90,292
6.9%
Commercial electric water heaters
6,126
4,216
45.3%
57,944
48,137
20.4%
Total commercial water heaters
16,066
12,996
23.6%
154,425
138,429
11.6%
Camcorders
363,744
438,125
-17.0%
5,565,907
5,626,390
-1.1%
Color televisions (Does not include projection television)
2,172,296
2,446,776
-11.2%
19,934,242
20,790,506
-4.1%
Color TV/VCR combinations
89,661
214,618
-58.2%
1,463,181
2,820,844
-48.1%
DVD players (Includes DVD/LD Combination Players)
1,653,278
3,027,083
-45.4%
19,999,913
21,994,389
-9.1%
Projection televisions
N/A
17,284
N/A
N/A
275,726
N/A
TV/DVD players
215,347
197,244
9.2%
2,138,884
1,551,531
37.9%
VCR decks (Does not include digital VCRs)
144,523
543,400
-73.4%
2,267,305
6,416,379
-64.7%
Digital televisions (Includes direct-view, projection, and LCD DTV)
558,190
471,981
18.3%
4,484,156
3,147,138
42.5%
Total video electronics
5,197,039
7,356,511
-29.4%
55,853,588
62,622,903
-10.8%
Cooking & food processing portable appliances
9,403,406
8,889,253
5.8%
103,257,099
108,714,896
-5.0%
Air treatment portable appliances
1,418,724
1,837,781
-22.8%
13,805,994
19,974,860
-30.9%
Total portable appliances (see below)
10,822,130
10,727,034
0.9%
117,063,093
128,689,756
-9.0%
             
Reverse Osmosis Residential Point-Of-Use Drinking Water Units
23,108
20,789
11.2%
269,730
224,420
20.2%
Reverse Osmosis Portable/Countertop Units
741
904
-18.0%
4,732
7,159
-33.9
             
Water softeners, commercial
4,883
4,341
12.5%
54,740
49,922
9.7%
Water softeners, residential
101,441
90,581
12.0%
1,113,105
1,032,084
7.9%
  • Portable appliances include 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.
  • 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.

 

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