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issue: March 2004 APPLIANCE Magazine

U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments For the month of December 2003 - Revised


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FACTORY UNIT SHIPMENTS
December
YEAR TO DATE
Appliance 2003 2002 CHANGE 2003 2002 CHANGE
Free-standing electric ranges 500,000 406,900 22.9% 4,237,700 4,029,800 5.2%
Built-in electric ranges 103,100 87,900 17.3% 840,800 779,800 7.8%
Surface cooking units 61,800 53,700 15.1% 542,800 528,100 2.8%
Total electric ranges 664,900 548,500 21.2% 5,621,300 5,337,700 5.3%
Free-standing gas ranges 344,400 289,000 19.2% 2,897,000 2,781,200 4.2%
Built-in gas ranges 9,400 7,900 19.0% 67,000 70,700 -5.2%
Surface cooking units 52,500 41,700 25.9% 455,400 416,500 9.3%
Total gas ranges 406,300 338,600 20.0% 3,419,400 3,268,400 4.6%
Microwave ovens/ranges* 1,385,800 1,492,700 -7.2% 14,274,200 13,311,400 7.2%
Total ranges 2,457,000 2,379,800 3.2% 23,314,900 21,917,500 6.4%
             
Chest freezers 163,100 174,600 -6.6% 1,517,600 1,492,500 1.7%
Upright freezers 103,500 94,100 10.0% 1,004,900 1,042,500 -3.6%
Total freezers 266,600 268,700 -0.8% 2,522,500 2,535,000 -0.5%
Refrigerators 956,600 831,500 15.0% 10,021,000 9,744,300 2.8%
Total refrigeration 1,223,200 1,100,200 11.2% 12,543,500 12,279,300 2.2%
             
Automatic washers 918,800 817,600 12.4% 8,145,800 7,744,900 5.2%
Electric dryers 684,200 584,000 17.2% 5,718,500 5,401,900 5.9%
Gas dryers 202,900 167,500 21.1% 1,616,300 1,490,400 8.4%
Total dryers 887,100 751,500 18.0% 7,334,800 6,892,300 6.4%
Total home laundry 1,805,900 1,569,100 15.1% 15,480,600 14,637,200 5.8%
             
Built-in dishwashers 723,100 635,500 13.8% 6,280,300 6,048,700 3.8%
Portable dishwashers 22,200 21,100 5.2% 148,100 158,100 -6.3%
Total dishwashers 745,300 656,600 13.5% 6,428,400 6,206,800 3.6%
             
Disposers 683,900 629,900 8.6% 6,276,900 5,814,700 7.9%
Household trash compactors 16,400 11,200 46.4% 125,800 115,200 9.2%
             
SUBTOTAL† 6,931,700 6,346,800 9.2% 64,170,100 60,970,700 5.2%
             
Room air-conditioners† -44,200 157,700 N/A 8,216,000 6,152,600 33.5%
Unitary air-conditioners 254,334 265,494 -4.2% 5,180,897 5,262,727 -1.6%
Heat pumps 109,313 107,790 1.4% 1,626,365 1,483,599 9.6%
Dehumidifiers† 21,500 13,700 56.9% 1,311,000 799,000 64.1%
Total air-conditioners 340,947 544,684 -37.4% 16,334,262 13,697,926 19.2%
             
Gas warm air furnaces 276,045 264,757 4.3% 3,265,550 3,201,610 2.0%
Oil warm air furnaces 13,017 12,535 3.8% 126,741 116,963 8.4%
Total central heating## 289,062 277,292 4.2% 3,392,291 3,318,573 2.2%
             
Residential electric water heaters 462,461 458,321 0.9% 4,429,880 4,390,495 0.9%
Residential gas water heaters 475,197 550,902 -13.7% 5,124,265 4,987,986 2.7%
Total residential water heaters 937,658 1,009,223 -7.1% 9,554,145 9,378,481 1.9%
             
TOTAL 8,499,367 8,177,999 3.9% 93,450,798 87,365,680 7.0%
             
Commercial gas water heaters 8,780 9,404 -6.6% 90,292 96,174 -6.1%
Commercial electric water heaters 4,216 3,963 6.4% 48,137 45,636 5.5%
Total commercial water heaters 12,996 13,367 -2.8% 138,429 141,810 -2.4%
             
Camcorders 438,125 599,951 -27.0% 5,626,390 5,790,141 -2.8%
Color televisions** 2,446,776 2,281,995 7.2% 20,790,506 22,468,746 -7.5%
Color TV/VCR combinations 214,618 409,713 -47.6% 2,820,844 4,869,862 -42.1%
DVD players•• 3,027,083 2,330,048 29.9% 21,994,389 17,089,823 28.7%
Projection televisions 17,284 51,117 -66.2% 275,726 681,414 -59.5%
TV/DVD players 197,244 128,072 54.0% 1,551,531 539,288 187.7%
VCR decks• 543,400 1,150,191 -52.8% 6,416,379 13,538,461 -52.6%
Digital televisions••• 640,443 N/A N/A 4,102,365 N/A N/A
Total video electronics# 7,524,973 6,951,087 8.3% 63,578,130 64,977,735 -2.2%
             
Cooking and food processing portable appliances 8,899,689 8,587,522 3.6% 108,605,044 101,123,829 7.4%
Air Treatment portable appliances 1,837,781 1,684,512 9.1% 19,974,860 15,470,227 29.1%
Total Portable Appliances### 10,737,470 10,272,034 4.5% 128,579,904 116,594,056 10.3%
             
Water softeners, commercial 4,850 4,341 11.7% 54,150 49,922 8.5%
Water softeners, residential 99,519 90,581 9.9% 1,103,481 1,032,084 6.9%

# 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.
* 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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