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issue: October 2004 APPLIANCE Magazine

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


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FACTORY UNIT SHIPMENTS 
  JULY YEAR TO DATE
APPLIANCE 2004 2003 CHANGE 2004 2003 CHANGE
Free-standing electric ranges 326,500 309,400 5.5% 2,521,800 2,331,300 8.2%
Built-in electric ranges 67,200 61,900 8.6% 526,200 461,100 14.1%
Surface cooking units 40,600 41,100 -1.2% 326,000 310,100 5.1%
Total electric ranges 434,300 412,400 5.3% 3,374,000 3,102,500 8.8%
Free-standing gas ranges 206,300 210,700 -2.1% 1,669,400 1,564,700 6.7%
Built-in gas ranges 4,300 4,400 -2.3% 34,900 35,500 -1.7%
Surface cooking units 38,500 34,500 11.6% 293,400 253,200 15.9%
Total gas ranges 249,100 249,600 -0.2% 1,997,700 1,853,400 7.8%
Microwave ovens/ranges* 1,299,800 1,148,200 13.2% 8,298,400 7,931,300 4.6%
Total ranges 1,983,200 1,810,200 9.6% 13,670,100 12,887,200 6.1%
             
Chest freezers 112,200 116,600 -3.8% 828,000 833,900 -0.7%
Upright freezers 85,500 94,100 -9.1% 506,100 521,100 -2.9%
Total freezers 197,700 210,700 -6.2% 1,334,100 1,355,000 -1.5%
Refrigerators 897,900 851,200 5.5% 6,153,500 5,746,700 7.1%
Total refrigeration 1,095,600 1,061,900 3.2% 7,487,600 7,101,700 5.4%
             
Automatic washers 590,400 591,000 -0.1% 5,059,100 4,677,500 8.2%
Electric dryers 405,900 398,500 1.9% 3,578,400 3,252,900 10.0%
Gas dryers 108,300 112,100 -3.4% 949,600 905,100 4.9%
Total dryers 514,200 510,600 0.7% 4,528,000 4,158,000 8.9%
Total home laundry 1,104,600 1,101,600 0.3% 9,587,100 8,835,500 8.5%
             
Built-in dishwashers 485,300 458,400 5.9% 3,883,100 3,490,800 11.2%
Portable dishwashers 9,100 9,100 0.0% 83,200 84,800 -1.9%
Total dishwashers 494,400 467,500 5.8% 3,966,300 3,575,600 10.9%
             
Disposers 507,700 524,300 -3.2% 3,739,200 3,491,800 7.1%
Household trash compactors 7,800 9,200 -15.2% 72,800 70,100 3.9%
             
SUBTOTAL† 5,193,300 4,974,700 4.4% 38,523,100 35,961,900 7.1%
             
Room air-conditioners† 193,300 536,500 -64.0% 7,271,200 8,287,800 -12.3%
Unitary air-conditioners 551,213 535,176 3.0% 3,858,600 3,532,346 9.2%
Heat pumps 188,658 147,634 27.8% 1,216,658 1,017,992 19.5%
Dehumidifiers† 143,700 88,600 62.2% 1,068,100 1,049,900 1.7%
Total air-conditioners 1,076,871 1,307,910 -17.7% 13,414,558 13,888,038 -3.4%
             
Gas warm air furnaces 259,644 232,114 11.9% 1,822,616 1,597,103 14.1%
Oil warm air furnaces 6,733 7,188 -6.3% 54,536 49,042 11.2%
Total central heating## 266,377 239,302 11.3% 1,877,152 1,646,145 14.0%
             
Residential electric water heaters 309,484 282,450 9.6% 2,619,662 2,453,239 6.8%
Residential gas water heaters 322,714 262,564 22.9% 2,823,359 3,233,455 -12.7%
Total residential water heaters 632,198 545,014 16.0% 5,443,021 5,686,694 -4.3%
             
TOTAL 7,168,746 7,066,926 1.4% 59,257,831 57,182,777 3.6%
             
Commercial gas water heaters 6,072 6,113 -0.7% 56,835 53,560 6.1%
Commercial electric water heaters 4,387 3,717 18.0% 32,891 27,424 19.9%
Total commercial water heaters 10,459 9,830 6.4% 89,726 80,984 10.8%
             
Camcorders 277,907 288,255 -3.6% 2,911,506 3,042,721 -4.3%
Color televisions** 1,437,684 1,200,590 19.7% 10,543,122 10,386,892 1.5%
Color TV/VCR combinations 133,539 191,832 -30.4% 900,801 1,707,034 -47.2%
DVD players•• 1,314,934 999,508 31.6% 8,810,489 8,859,369 -0.6%
Projection televisions N/A 12,324 N/A N/A 201,784 N/A
TV/DVD players 193,880 96,912 100.1% 1,065,557 753,216 41.5%
VCR decks• 145,345 295,972 -50.9% 1,305,090 3,489,742 -62.6%
Digital televisions••• 356,187 179,117 98.9% 2,282,540 1,328,103 71.9%
Total video electronics# 3,859,476 3,264,510 18.2% 27,819,105 29,768,861 -6.5%
             
Cooking & food processing portable appliances 8,096,788 8,317,782 -2.7% 51,050,953 50,124,551 1.8%
Air treatment portable appliances 1,125,825 2,042,144 -44.9% 4,012,362 5,331,512 -24.7%
Total Portable Appliances### 9,222,613 10,359,926 -11.0% 55,063,315 55,456,063 -0.7%
             
Water softeners, commercial 4,475 4,101 9.1% 31,734 28,380 11.8%
Water softeners, residential 87,859 77,152 13.9% 643,322 596,130 7.9%

# 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.
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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