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issue: August 2004 APPLIANCE Magazine

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


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FACTORY UNIT SHIPMENTS
  MAY YEAR TO DATE
APPLIANCE 2004 2003 CHANGE 2004 2003 CHANGE
Free-standing electric ranges 339,200 317,600 6.8% 1,779,000 1,634,400 8.8%
Built-in electric ranges 69,100 60,600 14.0% 374,800 322,200 16.3%
Surface cooking units 41,800 39,800 5.0% 230,500 219,300 5.1%
Total electric ranges 450,100 418,000 7.7% 2,384,300 2,175,900 9.6%
Free-standing gas ranges 226,300 216,800 4.4% 1,186,600 1,092,600 8.6%
Built-in gas ranges 4,300 5,000 -14.0% 25,500 26,000 -1.9%
Surface cooking units 42,000 35,500 18.3% 201,800 175,100 15.2%
Total gas ranges 272,600 257,300 5.9% 1,413,900 1,293,700 9.3%
Microwave ovens/ranges* 1,168,900 1,156,600 1.1% 5,638,300 5,446,300 3.5%
Total ranges 1,891,600 1,831,900 3.3% 9,436,500 8,915,900 5.8%
             
Chest freezers 99,100 98,100 1.0% 576,800 569,700 1.2%
Upright freezers 66,900 69,400 -3.6% 325,700 335,500 -2.9%
Total freezers 166,000 167,500 -0.9% 902,500 905,200 -0.3%
Refrigerators 858,500 843,800 1.7% 3,982,200 3,743,700 6.4%
Total refrigeration 1,024,500 1,011,300 1.3% 4,884,700 4,648,900 5.1%
             
Automatic washers 653,400 568,600 14.9% 3,593,000 3,311,100 8.5%
Electric dryers 457,000 389,700 17.3% 2,592,000 2,323,900 11.5%
Gas dryers 121,300 112,800 7.5% 689,600 635,800 8.5%
Total dryers 578,300 502,500 15.1% 3,281,600 2,959,700 10.9%
Total home laundry 1,231,700 1,071,100 15.0% 6,874,600 6,270,800 9.6%
             
Built-in dishwashers 515,500 458,900 12.3% 2,719,900 2,419,700 12.4%
Portable dishwashers 10,400 10,100 3.0% 63,200 61,900 2.1%
Total dishwashers 525,900 469,000 12.1% 2,783,100 2,481,600 12.1%
             
Disposers 518,200 457,900 13.2% 2,625,200 2,419,700 8.5%
Household trash compactors 10,100 9,300 8.6% 51,800 49,300 5.1%
             
SUBTOTAL† 5,202,000 4,850,500 7.2% 26,655,900 24,786,200 7.5%
             
Room air-conditioners† 1,745,200 1,292,200 35.1% 5,810,200 6,232,900 -6.8%
Unitary air-conditioners 701,424 601,433 16.6% 2,462,673 2,240,782 9.9%
Heat pumps 198,909 159,599 24.6% 791,567 679,588 16.5%
Dehumidifiers† 207,000 193,300 7.1% 672,300 732,400 -8.2%
Total air-conditioners 2,852,533 2,246,532 27.0% 9,736,740 9,885,670 -1.5%
             
Gas warm air furnaces 293,434 237,223 23.7% 1,266,214 1,061,031 19.3%
Oil warm air furnaces 6,789 5,179 31.1% 39,045 33,970 14.9%
Total central heating## 300,223 242,402 23.9% 1,305,259 1,095,001 19.2%
             
Residential electric water heaters 374,909 323,547 15.9% 1,905,636 1,786,479 6.7%
Residential gas water heaters 389,982 514,912 -24.3% 2,042,797 2,374,361 -14.0%
Total residential water heaters 764,891 838,459 -8.8% 3,948,433 4,160,840 -5.1%
             
TOTAL 9,119,647 8,177,893 11.5% 41,646,332 39,927,711 4.3%
             
Commercial gas water heaters 8,832 6,812 29.7% 43,181 38,867 11.1%
Commercial electric water heaters 4,886 3,717 31.5% 23,210 19,125 21.4%
Total commercial water heaters 13,718 10,529 30.3% 66,391 57,992 14.5%
             
Camcorders 431,787 441,872 -2.3% 2,241,216 2,182,306 2.7%
Color televisions** 1,387,547 1,410,059 -1.6% 7,662,389 7,150,182 7.2%
Color TV/VCR combinations 83,188 170,614 -51.2% 660,155 1,062,481 -37.9%
DVD players•• 1,219,838 1,332,897 -8.5% 5,957,387 5,759,429 3.4%
Projection televisions N/A 21,450 N/A N/A 163,201 N/A
TV/DVD players 136,279 122,053 11.7% 707,167 461,152 53.3%
VCR decks• 187,143 380,616 -50.8% 945,594 2,687,721 -64.8%
Digital televisions••• 296,601 189,706 56.3% 1,581,011 870,214 81.7%
Total video electronics# 3,742,383 4,069,267 -8.0% 19,754,919 20,336,686 -2.9%
             
Cooking & food processing portable appliances 7,318,177 8,100,278 -9.7% 35,521,309 33,225,690 6.9%
Air treatment portable appliances 190,709 176,410 8.1% 2,558,468 3,032,021 -15.6%
Total Portable Appliances### 7,508,886 8,276,688 -9.3% 38,079,777 36,257,711 5.0%
             
Water softeners, commercial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Water softeners, residential N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

# 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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