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issue: April 2004 APPLIANCE Magazine

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


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FACTORY UNIT SHIPMENTS 
 
 
JANUARY
 
Appliance
2004
2003
CHANGE
Freestanding electric ranges 318,200 307,400 3.5%
Built-in electric ranges 70,100 64,000 9.5%
Surface cooking units 43,300 43,700 -0.9%
Total electric ranges 431,600 415,100 4.0%
Freestanding gas ranges 214,900 200,000 7.5%
Built-in gas ranges 4,700 5,500 -14.5%
Surface cooking units 34,900 32,100 8.7%
Total gas ranges 254,500 237,600 7.1%
Microwave ovens/ranges* 997,200 838,600 18.9%
Total ranges 1,683,300 1,491,300 12.9%
       
Chest freezers 115,700 112,600 2.8%
Upright freezers 63,000 66,700 -5.5%
Total freezers 178,700 179,300 -0.3%
Refrigerators 634,600 625,400 1.5%
Total refrigeration 813,300 804,700 1.1%
       
Automatic washers 603,200 645,400 -6.5%
Electric dryers 441,100 458,300 -3.8%
Gas dryers 120,900 122,700 -1.5%
Total dryers 562,000 581,000 -3.3%
Total home laundry 1,165,200 1,226,400 -5.0%
       
Built-in dishwashers 472,900 451,100 4.8%
Portable dishwashers 12,100 14,400 -16.0%
Total dishwashers 485,000 465,500 4.2%
       
Disposers 534,500 534,400 0.0%
Household trash compactors 9,300 9,600 -3.1%
       
SUBTOTAL† 4,690,600 4,531,900 3.5%
       
Room air-conditioners† 227,800 241,200 -5.6%
Unitary air-conditioners 282,215 269,936 4.5%
Heat pumps 125,165 112,609 11.2%
Dehumidifiers† 37,700 48,500 -22.3%
Total air-conditioners 672,880 672,245 0.1%
       
Gas warm air furnaces 232,142 182,238 27.4%
Oil warm air furnaces 10,487 8,594 22.0%
Total central heating## 242,629 190,832 27.1%
       
Residential electric water heaters 354,789 374,007 -5.1%
Residential gas water heaters 369,867 419,355 -11.8%
Total residential water heaters 724,656 793,362 -8.7%
       
TOTAL 6,330,765 6,188,339 2.3%
       
Commercial gas water heaters 7,461 8,442 -11.6%
Commercial electric water heaters 3,713 3,650 1.7%
Total commercial water heaters@ 11,174 12,092 -7.6%
       
Camcorders 231,944 172,156 34.7%
Color televisions** 1,624,609 994,248 63.4%
Color TV/VCR combinations 136,291 236,025 -42.3%
DVD players•• 1,111,285 797,058 39.4%
Projection televisions••• 5,511 28,136 -80.4%
TV/DVD players 125,723 40,435 210.9%
VCR decks• 164,649 515,489 -68.1%
Digital televisions 324,583 150,516 115.6%
Total video electronics# 3,724,595 2,934,063 26.9%
       
Cooking and food processing portable appliances 6,066,794 5,525,099 9.8%
Air Treatment portable appliances 1,373,891 918,781 49.5%
Total portable appliances### 7,440,685 6,443,880 15.5%
       
Water softeners, commercial 4,196 3,508 19.6%
Water softeners, residential 81,356 93,643 -13.1%

# 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

### 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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