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issue: August 2003 APPLIANCE Magazine

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


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FACTORY UNIT SHIPMENTS
 
MAY
YEAR TO DATE
Appliance
2003
2002
CHANGE
2003
2002
CHANGE
Free-standing electric ranges
321,200
315,500
1.8%
1,560,100
1,575,800
-1.0%
Built-in electric ranges
60,600
55,300
9.6%
308,400
299,700
2.9%
Surface cooking units
40,400
39,100
3.3%
210,600
215,000
-2.0%
Total electric ranges
422,200
409,900
3.0%
2,079,100
2,090,500
-0.5%
Free-standing gas ranges
214,800
208,500
3.0%
1,041,200
1,075,500
-3.2%
Built-in gas ranges
4,700
4,900
-4.1%
24,600
28,500
-13.7%
Surface cooking units
35,900
31,400
14.3%
167,500
162,200
3.3%
Total gas ranges
255,400
244,800
4.3%
1,233,300
1,266,200
-2.6%
Microwave ovens/ranges*
1,090,700
1,075,500
1.4%
5,024,700
4,985,600
0.8%
Total ranges
1,768,300
1,730,200
2.2%
8,337,100
8,342,300
-0.1%
 
Chest freezers
88,600
94,600
-6.3%
540,200
515,400
4.8%
Upright freezers
67,900
68,400
-0.7%
318,000
360,600
-11.8%
Total freezers
156,500
163,000
-4.0%
858,200
876,000
-2.0%
Refrigerators
857,700
826,800
3.7%
3,557,600
3,694,300
-3.7%
Total refrigeration
1,014,200
989,800
2.5%
4,415,800
4,570,300
-3.4%
 
Automatic washers
595,900
628,100
-5.1%
3,186,700
3,220,400
-1.0%
Electric dryers
403,600
434,700
-7.2%
2,243,400
2,276,700
-1.5%
Gas dryers
117,700
128,500
-8.4%
599,000
611,800
-2.1%
Total dryers
521,300
563,200
-7.4%
2,842,400
2,888,500
-1.6%
Total home laundry
1,117,200
1,191,300
-6.2%
6,029,100
6,108,900
-1.3%
 
Built-in dishwashers
468,800
457,900
2.4%
2,317,800
2,351,000
-1.4%
Portable dishwashers
10,100
11,200
-9.8%
59,500
66,700
-10.8%
Total dishwashers
478,900
469,100
2.1%
2,377,300
2,417,700
-1.7%
 
Disposers
443,800
426,300
4.1%
2,286,500
2,225,500
2.7%
Household trash compactors
9,900
8,100
22.2%
47,500
46,900
1.3%
 
SUBTOTAL†
4,832,300
4,814,800
0.4%
23,493,300
23,711,600
-0.9%
 
Room air-conditioners†
1,375,900
1,169,700
17.6%
5,917,000
4,141,500
42.9%
Unitary air-conditioners
601,433
674,220
-10.8%
2,240,782
2,358,027
-5.0%
Heat pumps
159,599
173,496
-8.0%
679,588
677,339
0.3%
Dehumidifiers†
187,200
136,500
37.1%
683,300
461,600
48.0%
Total air-conditioners
2,324,132
2,153,916
7.9%
9,520,670
7,638,466
24.6%
 
Gas warm air furnaces
237,223
251,960
-5.8%
1,061,031
1,105,441
-4.0%
Oil warm air furnaces
5,179
6,979
-25.8%
33,970
33,396
1.7%
Total central heating ##
242,402
258,939
-6.4%
1,095,001
1,138,837
-3.8%
 
Electric water heaters
323,547
355,163
-8.9%
1,786,479
1,857,308
-3.8%
Gas water heaters
514,912
389,880
32.1%
2,374,361
2,095,987
13.3%
Total residential water heaters
838,459
745,043
12.5%
4,160,840
3,953,295
5.2%
 
TOTAL
8,237,293
7,972,698
3.3%
38,269,811
36,442,198
5.0%
 
Commercial gas water heaters @
N/A
8,733
N/A
N/A
43,082
N/A
Commercial electric water heaters @
N/A
3,630
N/A
N/A
19,341
N/A
Total commercial water heaters @
N/A
12,363
N/A
N/A
62,423
N/A
 
Camcorders
441,872
507,372
-12.9%
2,182,306
2,175,344
0.3%
Color televisions**
1,410,059
1,529,517
-7.8%
7,150,182
7,584,293
-5.7%
Color TV/VCR combinations
170,614
358,098
-52.4%
1,062,481
1,812,817
-41.4%
DVD players??
1,332,897
950,412
40.2%
5,759,429
4,729,184
21.8%
Projection televisions
21,450
58,317
-63.2%
163,201
310,744
-47.5%
TV/DVD players
122,053
29,343
316.0%
461,152
102,437
350.2%
VCR decks?
380,616
1,069,231
-64.4%
2,687,721
4,486,166
-40.1%
Digital televisions •••
239,895
N/A
N/A
1,073,503
N/A
N/A
Total video electronics #
4,119,456
4,502,290
-8.5%
20,539,975
21,200,985
-3.1%
 
Portable appliances ###
8,079,376
8,357,112
-3.3%
33,090,197
34,208,049
-3.3%
Air Treatment
176,410
217,727
-19.0%
1,957,100
2,465,023
-20.6%
 
Water softeners, commercial
4,261
4,286
-0.6%
19,765
20,541
-3.8%
Water softeners, residential
77,486
88,528
-12.5%
439,820
447,358
-1.7%

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.

@ At press time, data was not available for gas furnaces, electric water heaters, and gas water heaters.

## 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

 

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