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issue: October 2003 APPLIANCE Magazine

U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments for the month of July 2003


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FACTORY UNIT SHIPMENTS
Originally published in the October 2003 issue of APPLIANCE Magazine.
  July   YEAR TO DATE  
Appliance 2003 2002 CHANGE 2003 2002 CHANGE
Free-standing electric ranges 286,100 258,700 10.6% 2,254,700 2,214,700 1.8%
Built-in electric ranges 58,200 50,600 15.0% 445,700 420,100 6.1%
Surface cooking units 38,100 33,800 12.7% 300,100 295,500 1.6%
Total electric ranges 382,400 343,100 11.5% 3,000,500 2,930,300 2.4%
Free-standing gas ranges 193,000 168,500 14.5% 1,514,700 1,500,700 0.9%
Built-in gas ranges 4,000 4,200 -4.8% 34,500 38,500 -10.4%
Surface cooking units 32,000 27,100 18.1% 244,600 227,000 7.8%
Total gas ranges 229,000 199,800 14.6% 1,793,800 1,766,200 1.6%
Microwave ovens/ranges* 960,300 973,400 -1.3% 7,576,800 7,365,800 2.9%
Total ranges 1,571,700 1,516,300 3.7% 12,371,100 12,062,300 2.6%
 
Chest freezers 107,400 119,000 -9.7% 804,200 771,500 4.2%
Upright freezers 85,000 90,100 -5.7% 496,700 553,800 -10.3%
Total freezers 192,400 209,100 -8.0% 1,300,900 1,325,300 -1.8%
Refrigerators 815,500 827,700 -1.5% 5,525,100 5,622,500 -1.7%
Total refrigeration 1,007,900 1,036,800 -2.8% 6,826,000 6,947,800 -1.8%
 
Automatic washers 581,400 513,400 13.2% 4,525,200 4,455,800 1.6%
Electric dryers 398,700 338,300 17.9% 3,170,300 3,107,500 2.0%
Gas dryers 114,200 93,100 22.7% 860,700 842,700 2.1%
Total dryers 512,900 431,400 18.9% 4,031,000 3,950,200 2.0%
Total home laundry 1,094,300 944,800 15.8% 8,556,200 8,406,000 1.8%
 
Built-in dishwashers 440,300 419,800 4.9% 3,377,300 3,355,300 0.7%
Portable dishwashers 9,100 8,600 5.8% 82,800 88,000 -5.9%
Total dishwashers 449,400 428,400 4.9% 3,460,100 3,443,300 0.5%
 
Disposers 471,500 425,300 10.9% 3,372,400 3,217,900 4.8%
Household trash compactors 8,700 8,100 7.4% 67,500 66,300 1.8%
 
SUBTOTAL† 4,603,500 4,359,700 5.6% 34,653,300 34,143,600 1.5%
 
Room air-conditioners† 826,100 618,100 33.7% 8,342,000 5,765,100 44.7%
Unitary air-conditioners 535,176 559,064 -4.3% 3,532,346 3,631,786 -2.7%
Heat pumps 147,634 128,774 14.6% 1,017,992 971,291 4.8%
Dehumidifiers† 133,200 68,700 93.9% 1,027,400 668,500 53.7%
Total air-conditioners 1,642,110 1,374,638 19.5% 13,919,738 11,036,677 26.1%
 
Gas warm air furnaces 232,114 213,496 8.7% 1,597,103 1,629,901 -2.0%
Oil warm air furnaces 7,188 6,872 4.6% 49,042 46,923 4.5%
Total central heating## 239,302 220,368 8.6% 1,646,145 1,676,824 -1.8%
 
Electric water heaters 282,450 316,439 -10.7% 2,453,239 2,525,874 -2.9%
Gas water heaters 262,564 340,249 -22.8% 3,233,455 2,846,206 13.6%
Total residential water heaters 545,014 656,688 -17.0% 5,686,694 5,372,080 5.9%
 
TOTAL 7,029,926 6,611,394 6.3% 55,905,877 52,229,181 7.0%
 
Commercial gas water heaters 6,113 6,394 -4.4% 53,560 57,730 -7.2%
Commercial electric water heaters 3,717 3,385 9.8% 27,424 26,637 3.0%
Total commercial water heaters 9,830 9,779 0.5% 80,984 84,367 -4.0%
 
Camcorders 288,255 353,493 -18.5% 3,042,721 3,217,667 -5.4%
Color televisions** 1,200,590 1,850,158 -35.1% 10,386,892 11,494,180 -9.6%
Color TV/VCR combinations 191,832 293,970 -34.7% 1,707,034 2,605,667 -34.5%
DVD players•• 999,508 966,129 3.5% 8,859,369 7,327,345 20.9%
Projection televisions 12,324 36,631 -66.4% 201,784 419,399 -51.9%
TV/DVD players 96,912 52,667 84.0% 753,216 225,932 233.4%
VCR decks• 295,972 1,367,644 -78.4% 3,489,742 7,288,441 -52.1%
Digital televisions••• 239,857 N/A N/A 1,678,570 N/A N/A
Total video electronics# 3,325,250 4,920,692 -32.4% 30,119,328 32,578,631 -7.5%
 
Portable appliances### 8,300,919 7,608,393 9.1% 49,996,969 49,330,014 1.4%
Air Treatment 1,978,520 849,679 132.9% 5,267,888 3,744,849 40.7%
 
Water softeners, commercial 4,101 4,327 -5.2% 28,380 29,138 -2.6%
Water softeners, residential 77,152 78,968 -2.3% 596,130 613,083 -2.8%

* 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

# 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.

### Portable appliance 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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