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issue: July 2004 APPLIANCE Magazine

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


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FACTORY UNIT SHIPMENTS
  APRIL YEAR TO DATE
APPLIANCE 2004 2003 CHANGE 2004 2003 CHANGE
Free-standing electric ranges
332,700
295,300
12.7%
1,439,800
1,316,700
9.3%
Built-in electric ranges
70,300
57,000
23.3%
305,700
261,700
16.8%
Surface cooking units
41,900
39,100
7.2%
188,700
179,500
5.1%
Total electric ranges
444,900
391,400
13.7%
1,934,200
1,757,900
10.0%
Free-standing gas ranges
218,900
199,800
9.6%
960,400
875,800
9.7%
Built-in gas ranges
4,400
4,500
-2.2%
21,100
20,900
1.0%
Surface cooking units
36,000
31,800
13.2%
159,800
139,500
14.6%
Total gas ranges
259,300
236,100
9.8%
1,141,300
1,036,200
10.1%
Microwave ovens/ranges*
949,500
1,061,600
-10.6%
4,470,300
4,289,700
4.2%
Total ranges
1,653,700
1,689,100
-2.1%
7,545,800
7,083,800
6.5%
 
Chest freezers
93,300
82,300
13.4%
477,700
471,600
1.3%
Upright freezers
63,700
58,700
8.5%
258,900
266,200
-2.7%
Total freezers
157,000
141,000
11.3%
736,600
737,800
-0.2%
Refrigerators
775,400
715,400
8.4%
3,123,800
2,899,900
7.7%
Total refrigeration
932,400
856,400
8.9%
3,860,400
3,637,700
6.1%
 
Automatic washers
667,900
584,600
14.2%
2,939,600
2,742,500
7.2%
Electric dryers
443,600
389,800
13.8%
2,135,000
1,934,200
10.4%
Gas dryers
122,100
110,200
10.8%
568,300
523,000
8.7%
Total dryers
565,700
500,000
13.1%
2,703,300
2,457,200
10.0%
Total home laundry
1,233,600
1,084,600
13.7%
5,642,900
5,199,700
8.5%
 
Built-in dishwashers
509,100
435,100
17.0%
2,204,500
1,960,800
12.4%
Portable dishwashers
11,700
10,200
14.7%
52,800
51,800
1.9%
Total dishwashers
520,800
445,300
17.0%
2,257,300
2,012,600
12.2%
 
Disposers
468,600
435,600
7.6%
2,107,000
1,961,900
7.4%
Household trash compactors
10,400
9,600
8.3%
41,700
40,000
4.3%
 
SUBTOTAL†
4,819,500
4,520,600
6.6%
21,455,100
19,935,700
7.6%
 
Room air-conditioners†
1,121,400
1,566,400
-28.4%
4,065,000
4,940,700
-17.7%
Unitary air-conditioners
592,206
506,414
16.9%
1,761,249
1,639,349
7.4%
Heat pumps
173,156
136,146
27.2%
592,658
519,989
14.0%
Dehumidifiers†
124,600
179,800
-30.7%
465,400
539,100
-13.7%
Total air-conditioners
2,011,362
2,388,760
-15.8%
6,884,307
7,639,138
-9.9%
 
Gas warm air furnaces
239,465
190,131
25.9%
972,780
823,808
18.1%
Oil warm air furnaces
4,976
4,073
22.2%
31,885
28,791
10.7%
Total central heating##
244,441
194,204
25.9%
1,004,665
852,599
17.8%
 
Residential electric water heaters
378,575
329,901
14.8%
1,530,727
1,462,932
4.6%
Residential gas water heaters
408,493
536,821
-23.9%
1,652,815
1,859,449
-11.1%
Total residential water heaters
787,068
866,722
-9.2%
3,183,542
3,322,381
-4.2%
 
TOTAL
7,862,371
7,970,286
-1.4%
32,527,614
31,749,818
2.4%
 
Commercial gas water heaters
9,035
7,079
27.6%
34,349
32,055
7.2%
Commercial electric water heaters
5,027
3,630
38.5%
18,324
15,408
18.9%
Total commercial water heaters
14,062
10,709
31.3%
52,673
47,463
11.0%
 
Camcorders
557,576
531,840
4.8%
1,809,429
1,740,434
4.0%
Color televisions**
1,303,494
1,178,590
10.6%
6,274,842
5,740,123
9.3%
Color TV/VCR combinations
119,099
131,898
-9.7%
576,967
891,867
-35.3%
DVD players••
1,161,857
1,272,337
-8.7%
4,737,549
4,426,532
7.0%
Projection televisions
N/A
23,189
N/A
N/A
141,751
N/A
TV/DVD players
181,284
97,722
85.5%
576,967
891,867
-35.3%
VCR decks•
170,527
451,539
-62.2%
758,451
2,307,105
-67.1%
Digital televisions•••
309,098
132,474
133.3%
1,284,410
680,508
88.7%
Total video electronics#
3,802,935
3,819,589
-0.4%
16,018,615
16,820,187
-4.8%
 
Cooking & food processing portable appliances
7,731,118
5,837,787
32.4%
28,203,132
25,125,411
12.2%
Air treatment portable appliances
165,813
447,282
-62.9%
2,367,759
2,855,611
-17.1%
Total Portable Appliances###
7,896,931
6,285,069
25.6%
30,570,891
27,981,022
9.3%
Water softeners, commercial
4,458
4,121
8.2%
17,882
15,504
15.3%
Water softeners, residential
101,234
86,437
17.1%
363,966
362,334
0.5%

# 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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