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issue: November 2003 APPLIANCE Magazine

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


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FACTORY UNIT SHIPMENTS
Originally published in the November 2003 issue of APPLIANCE Magazine.
  August   YEAR TO DATE  
Appliance 2003 2002 CHANGE 2003 2002 CHANGE
Free-standing electric ranges
320,300
315,200
1.6%
2,575,000
2,530,000
1.8%
Built-in electric ranges
63,300
56,900
11.2%
509,000
477,000
6.7%
Surface cooking units
39,800
39,400
1.0%
339,800
334,900
1.5%
Total electric ranges
423,400
411,500
2.9%
3,423,800
3,341,900
2.5%
Free-standing gas ranges
215,500
217,100
-0.7%
1,730,200
1,717,700
0.7%
Built-in gas ranges
4,600
4,500
2.2%
39,000
43,100
-9.5%
Surface cooking units
35,900
32,400
10.8%
280,500
259,300
8.2%
Total gas ranges
256,000
254,000
0.8%
2,049,700
2,020,100
1.5%
Microwave ovens/ranges*
1,131,600
923,300
22.6%
8,708,400
8,289,100
5.1%
Total ranges
1,811,000
1,588,800
14.0%
14,181,900
13,651,100
3.9%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chest freezers
134,900
127,800
5.6%
939,200
899,200
4.4%
Upright freezers
96,000
91,000
5.5%
592,700
644,800
-8.1%
Total freezers
230,900
218,800
5.5%
1,531,900
1,544,000
-0.8%
Refrigerators
911,900
873,300
4.4%
6,437,000
6,495,800
-0.9%
Total refrigeration
1,142,800
1,092,100
4.6%
7,968,900
8,039,800
-0.9%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Automatic washers
641,800
567,500
13.1%
5,167,000
5,023,200
2.9%
Electric dryers
445,500
383,300
16.2%
3,615,800
3,490,800
3.6%
Gas dryers
115,700
104,000
11.2%
976,400
946,600
3.1%
Total dryers
561,200
487,300
15.2%
4,592,200
4,437,400
3.5%
Total home laundry
1,203,000
1,054,800
14.1%
9,759,200
9,460,600
3.2%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Built-in dishwashers
477,500
446,200
7.0%
3,854,800
3,801,500
1.4%
Portable dishwashers
9,500
10,700
-11.2%
92,400
98,700
-6.4%
Total dishwashers
487,000
456,900
6.6%
3,947,200
3,900,200
1.2%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Disposers
521,400
439,100
18.7%
3,893,700
3,657,000
6.5%
Household trash compactors
9,200
9,000
2.2%
76,800
75,300
2.0%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUBTOTAL†
5,174,400
4,640,700
11.5%
39,827,700
38,784,000
2.7%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Room air-conditioners†
81,900
179,200
-54.3%
8,423,800
5,944,400
41.7%
Unitary air-conditioners
477,856
477,660
0.0%
4,010,202
4,109,446
-2.4%
Heat pumps
142,118
123,099
15.5%
1,160,110
1,094,390
6.0%
Dehumidifiers†
93,200
31,800
193.1%
1,120,600
700,300
60.0%
Total air-conditioners
795,074
811,759
-2.1%
14,714,712
11,848,536
24.2%
 
Gas warm air furnaces
326,639
309,962
5.4%
1,923,742
1,939,863
-0.8%
Oil warm air furnaces
11,927
11,502
3.7%
60,969
58,425
4.4%
Total central heating##
338,566
321,464
5.3%
1,984,711
1,998,288
-0.7%
 
Electric water heaters
352,924
341,231
3.4%
2,806,163
2,867,105
-2.1%
Gas water heaters
348,355
366,016
-4.8%
3,581,810
3,212,222
11.5%
Total residential water heaters
701,279
707,247
-0.8%
6,387,973
6,079,327
5.1%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOTAL
7,009,319
6,481,170
8.1%
62,915,096
58,710,151
7.2%
 
Commercial gas water heaters
6,617
6,370
3.9%
60,177
64,100
-6.1%
Commercial electric water heaters
3,984
3,874
2.8%
31,408
30,511
2.9%
Total commercial water heaters@
10,601
10,244
3.5%
91,585
94,611
-3.2%
 
 
 
 
 
 
Camcorders
333,349
293,136
13.7%
3,376,070
3,510,803
-3.8%
Color televisions**
1,523,462
2,006,030
-24.1%
11,910,354
13,500,210
-11.8%
Color TV/VCR combinations
155,372
481,606
-67.7%
1,862,406
3,087,273
-39.7%
DVD players••
1,436,878
884,288
62.5%
10,296,247
8,211,633
25.4%
Projection televisions
13,238
36,015
-63.2%
215,022
455,414
-52.8%
TV/DVD players
123,585
27,559
348.4%
876,801
253,491
245.9%
VCR decks•
462,551
1,401,606
-67.0%
3,952,293
8,690,047
-54.5%
Digital televisions
298,174
N/A
N/A
1,976,744
N/A
N/A
Total video electronics#
4,346,609
5,130,240
-15.3%
34,465,937
37,708,871
-8.6%
 
Portable appliances###
10,095,969
7,908,590
27.7%
60,092,939
57,238,604
5.0%
Air Treatment
3,195,772
2,616,229
22.2%
8,463,659
6,361,077
33.1%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water softeners, commercial
4,573
4,725
-3.2%
32,953
33,863
-2.7%
Water softeners, residential
83,179
83,605
-0.5%
679,309
696,688
-2.5%

* 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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