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issue: May 2004 APPLIANCE Magazine

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


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FACTORY UNIT SHIPMENTS 
 
 FEBRUARY 
  YEAR TO DATE 
Appliance
2004
2003
CHANGE
2004
2003
CHANGE
Free-standing electric ranges 336,000 315,900 6.4% 655,000 623,400 5.1%
Built-in electric ranges 72,300 62,200 16.2% 142,800 126,200 13.2%
Surface cooking units 45,500 42,900 6.1% 89,000 86,600 2.8%
Total electric ranges 453,800 421,000 7.8% 886,800 836,200 6.1%
Free-standing gas ranges 231,400 211,200 9.6% 447,000 411,200 8.7%
Built-in gas ranges 4,800 5,100 -5.9% 9,700 10,600 -8.5%
Surface cooking units 36,900 32,800 12.5% 72,500 64,900 11.7%
Total gas ranges 273,100 249,100 9.6% 529,200 486,700 8.7%
Microwave ovens/ranges* 1,025,200 1,015,000 1.0% 2,170,800 1,853,600 17.1%
Total ranges 1,752,100 1,685,100 4.0% 3,586,800 3,176,500 12.9%
             
Chest freezers 128,000 140,700 -9.0% 243,700 253,300 -3.8%
Upright freezers 60,100 66,200 -9.2% 123,100 133,000 -7.4%
Total freezers 188,100 206,900 -9.1% 366,800 386,300 -5.0%
Refrigerators 703,800 680,100 3.5% 1,341,600 1,305,500 2.8%
Total refrigeration 891,900 887,000 0.6% 1,708,400 1,691,800 1.0%
             
Automatic washers 693,500 657,000 5.6% 1,301,700 1,302,400 -0.1%
Electric dryers 513,200 472,200 8.7% 959,000 930,500 3.1%
Gas dryers 133,600 127,400 4.9% 255,800 250,100 2.3%
Total dryers 646,800 599,600 7.9% 1,214,800 1,180,600 2.9%
Total home laundry 1,340,300 1,256,600 6.7% 2,516,500 2,483,000 1.3%
             
Built-in dishwashers 534,600 485,300 10.2% 1,013,900 936,400 8.3%
Portable dishwashers 12,300 12,500 -1.6% 24,400 26,900 -9.3%
Total dishwashers 546,900 497,800 9.9% 1,038,300 963,300 7.8%
             
Disposers 452,900 434,000 4.4% 987,500 968,400 2.0%
Household trash compactors 9,200 9,100 1.1% 18,400 18,700 -1.6%
             
SUBTOTAL† 4,993,300 4,769,600 4.7% 9,855,900 9,301,700 6.0%
             
Room air-conditioners† 911,100 1,080,900 -15.7% 1,272,300 1,322,100 -3.8%
Unitary air-conditioners 324,784 332,142 -2.2% 606,999 602,078 0.8%
Heat pumps 125,712 122,541 2.6% 250,877 235,150 6.7%
Dehumidifiers† 127,300 102,500 24.2% 170,500 151,000 12.9%
Total air-conditioners 1,488,896 1,638,083 -9.1% 2,300,676 2,310,328 -0.4%
             
Gas warm air furnaces 229,916 205,603 11.8% 462,058 387,841 19.1%
Oil warm air furnaces 8,312 8,300 0.1% 18,799 16,894 11.3%
Total central heating## 238,228 213,903 11.4% 480,857 404,735 18.8%
             
Residential electric water heaters 337,809 366,143 -7.7% 692,598 740,150 -6.4%
Residential gas water heaters 370,415 392,198 -5.6% 740,282 811,553 -8.8%
Total residential water heaters 708,224 758,341 -6.6% 1,432,880 1,551,703 -7.7%
             
TOTAL 7,428,648 7,379,927 0.7% 14,070,313 13,568,466 3.7%
             
Commercial gas water heaters 7,761 7,704 0.7% 15,222 16,146 -5.7%
Commercial electric water heaters 3,929 3,802 3.3% 7,642 7,452 2.5%
Total commercial water heaters 11,690 11,506 1.6% 22,864 23,598 -3.1%
             
Camcorders 430,883 322,593 33.6% 662,827 494,749 34.0%
Color televisions** 1,479,012 1,566,460 -5.6% 3,103,621 2,560,708 21.2%
Color TV/VCR combinations 163,063 234,089 -30.3% 299,354 470,114 -36.3%
DVD players•• 919,295 743,488 23.6% 2,030,580 1,540,546 31.8%
Projection televisions 184 35,445 -99.5% 5,695 63,581 -91.0%
TV/DVD players 82,985 83,511 -0.6% 178,981 123,946 44.4%
VCR decks• 165,338 449,409 -63.2% 329,987 964,898 -65.8%
Digital televisions••• 268,603 156,580 71.5% 593,186 307,096 93.2%
Total video electronics# 3,509,363 3,591,575 -2.3% 7,204,231 6,525,638 10.4%
             
Cooking & food processing portable appliances 6,872,948 5,859,922 17.3% 12,921,455 11,385,021 13.5%
Air Treatment portable appliances 484,206 958,154 -49.5% 1,951,628 1,876,935 4.0%
Total Portable Appliances### 7,357,154 6,818,076 7.9% 14,873,083 13,261,956 12.1%
             
Water softeners, commercial 4,981 4,200 18.6% 13,424 11,383 17.9%
Water softeners, residential 95,894 90,875 5.5% 262,732 275,897 -4.8%

# 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.

* 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
**** Includes returns from retailers to manufacturers

### 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.

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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