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issue: February 2004 APPLIANCE Magazine

U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of November 2003


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 FACTORY UNIT SHIPMENTS
  November YEAR TO DATE
Appliance
2003
2002
CHANGE
2003
2002
CHANGE
             
Free-standing electric ranges 384,400 374,600 2.6% 3,737,700 3,622,900 3.2%
Built-in electric ranges 76,600 75,400 1.6% 737,700 691,900 6.6%
Surface cooking units 46,400 47,700 -2.7% 480,900 474,500 1.3%
Total electric ranges 507,400 497,700 1.9% 4,956,300 4,789,300 3.5%
Free-standing gas ranges 270,800 259,900 4.2% 2,552,700 2,492,300 2.4%
Built-in gas ranges 6,500 8,000 -18.8% 57,700 62,800 -8.1%
Surface cooking units 36,900 38,800 -4.9% 402,900 374,800 7.5%
Total gas ranges 314,200 306,700 2.4% 3,013,300 2,929,900 2.8%
Microwave ovens/ranges* 1,402,800 1,395,800 0.5% 12,888,400 11,818,700 9.1%
Total ranges 2,224,400 2,200,200 1.1% 20,858,000 19,537,900 6.8%
             
Chest freezers 110,700 121,400 -8.8% 1,354,600 1,317,900 2.8%
Upright freezers 94,700 83,200 13.8% 901,400 948,400 -5.0%
Total freezers 205,400 204,600 0.4% 2,256,000 2,266,300 -0.5%
Refrigerators 738,700 708,000 4.3% 9,064,400 8,912,800 1.7%
Total refrigeration 944,100 912,600 3.5% 11,320,400 11,179,100 1.3%
             
Automatic washers 619,000 612,100 1.1% 7,227,000 6,927,300 4.3%
Electric dryers 443,700 442,800 0.2% 5,034,300 4,817,900 4.5%
Gas dryers 125,400 120,200 4.3% 1,413,400 1,322,900 6.8%
Total dryers 569,100 563,000 1.1% 6,447,700 6,140,800 5.0%
Total home laundry 1,188,100 1,175,100 1.1% 13,674,700 13,068,100 4.6%
             
Built-in dishwashers 547,600 512,100 6.9% 5,557,100 5,413,100 2.7%
Portable dishwashers 11,900 12,400 -4.0% 125,900 137,000 -8.1%
Total dishwashers 559,500 524,500 6.7% 5,683,000 5,550,100 2.4%
             
Disposers 525,900 474,300 10.9% 5,593,000 5,184,800 7.9%
Household trash compactors 10,500 9,700 8.2% 109,400 104,000 5.2%
             
SUBTOTAL† 5,452,500 5,296,400 2.9% 57,238,500 54,624,000 4.8%
             
Room air-conditioners† -108,200 3,200 N/A 8,260,200 5,994,900 37.8%
Unitary air-conditioners 271,589 265,147 2.4% 4,926,563 4,997,233 -1.4%
Heat pumps 116,964 92,712 26.2% 1,517,052 1,375,809 10.3%
Dehumidifiers† 26,800 22,500 19.1% 1,289,500 785,300 64.2%
Total air-conditioners 307,153 383,559 -19.9% 15,993,315 13,153,242 21.6%
             
Gas warm air furnaces 342,151 341,436 0.2% 2,989,505 2,936,853 1.8%
Oil warm air furnaces 16,466 14,032 17.3% 113,724 104,428 8.9%
Total central heating## 358,617 355,468 0.9% 3,103,229 3,041,281 2.0%
             
Residential electric water heaters 403,082 344,559 17.0% 3,967,419 3,932,174 0.9%
Residential gas water heaters 398,177 423,073 -5.9% 4,649,068 4,437,084 4.8%
Total residential water heaters 801,259 767,632 4.4% 8,616,487 8,369,258 3.0%
             
Commercial gas water heaters 7,610 8,088 -5.9% 81,512 86,770 -6.1%
Commercial electric water heaters 4,419 3,644 21.3% 43,921 41,673 5.4%
Total commercial water heaters 12,029 11,732 2.5% 125,433 128,443 -2.3%
             
Camcorders 984,821 698,144 41.1% 5,445,899 5,190,190 4.9%
Color televisions** 2,262,052 2,233,097 1.3% 18,343,730 20,186,748 -9.1%
Color TV/VCR combinations 272,769 427,298 -36.2% 2,606,226 4,460,149 -41.6%
DVD players•• 3,682,691 2,544,130 44.8% 18,967,306 14,759,775 28.5%
Projection televisions 15,774 48,225 -67.3% 258,442 630,297 -59.0%
TV/DVD players 180,869 57,287 215.7% 1,354,287 411,216 229.3%
VCR decks• 626,463 1,245,867 -49.7% 5,872,979 12,388,270 -52.6%
Digital televisions••• 505,223 N/A N/A 3,461,922 N/A N/A
Total video electronics# 8,530,662 7,254,048 17.6% 56,310,791 58,026,645 -3.0%
             
Cooking and food processing portable appliances 13,504,360 11,863,678 13.8% 99,705,355 92,536,308 7.7%
Air Treatment portable appliances 2,953,923 2,706,830 9.1% 18,137,079 13,785,715 31.6%
Total Portable Appliances### 16,458,283 14,570,508 13.0% 117,842,434 106,322,023 10.8%
             
Water softeners, commercial 4,166 3,824 8.9% 45,581 46,130 -1.2%
Water softeners, residential 78,881 76,307 3.4% 941,503 942,834 -0.1%

# 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

### Category was renamed as of November 2003. Category includes air heaters, blenders, broilers, can openers, coffeemakers, coffee grinders, corn poppers, countertop ovens, embedded indoor grills, food choppers, food processors, food steamers, fry pans, griddles, hot plates, humidifiers, irons, juicers, knives, mixers, rice steamers, sandwich makers, toaster ovens, toasters, and waffle irons. These numbers do not include exports.

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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