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issue: May 2003 APPLIANCE Magazine

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


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FEBRUARY
 
YEAR TO DATE
 
Appliance
2003
2002
CHANGE
2003
2002
CHANGE
Free-standing electric ranges 302,700 313,600 -3.5% 546,500 561,100 -2.6%
Built-in electric ranges 61,400 62,000 -1.0% 111,100 111,900 -0.7%
Surface cooking units 41,800 43,300 -3.5% 75,400 78,700 -4.2%
Total electric ranges 405,900 418,900 -3.1% 733,000 751,700 -2.5%
Free-standing gas ranges 206,100 213,000 -3.2% 361,100 382,700 -5.6%
Built-in gas ranges 4,900 6,300 -22.2% 9,300 11,300 -17.7%
Surface cooking units 31,600 32,700 -3.4% 56,500 57,000 -0.9%
Total gas ranges 242,600 252,000 -3.7% 426,900 451,000 -5.3%
Microwave ovens/ranges* 943,800 872,900 8.1% 1,552,600 1,443,300 7.6%
Total ranges 1,592,300 1,543,800 3.1% 2,712,500 2,646,000 2.5%
             
Chest freezers 116,400 109,500 6.3% 206,400 187,400 10.1%
Upright freezers 67,600 74,400 -9.1% 120,800 144,100 -16.2%
Total freezers 184,000 183,900 0.1% 327,200 331,500 -1.3%
Refrigerators 655,400 692,800 -5.4% 1,139,600 1,261,000 -9.6%
Total refrigeration 839,400 876,700 -4.3% 1,466,800 1,592,500 -7.9%
             
Automatic washers 643,400 607,600 5.9% 1,140,800 1,137,800 0.3%
Electric dryers 462,300 438,800 5.4% 812,400 822,200 -1.2%
Gas dryers 125,400 116,500 7.6% 215,700 216,900 -0.6%
Total dryers 587,700 555,300 5.8% 1,028,100 1,039,100 -1.1%
Total home laundry 1,231,100 1,162,900 5.9% 2,168,900 2,176,900 -0.4%
             
Built-in dishwashers 471,500 468,200 0.7% 822,600 851,100 -3.3%
Portable dishwashers 12,900 12,700 1.6% 24,200 24,100 0.4%
Total dishwashers 484,400 480,900 0.7% 846,800 875,200 -3.2%
             
Disposers 460,200 415,600 10.7% 845,800 823,000 2.8%
Household trash compactors 9,000 8,700 3.4% 16,400 16,900 -3.0%
             
SUBTOTAL† 4,616,400 4,488,600 2.8% 8,057,200 8,130,500 -0.9%
             
Room air-conditioners† 770,400 555,000 38.8% 951,200 679,800 39.9%
Unitary air-conditioners 332,142 335,403 -1.0% 602,078 599,571 0.4%
Heat pumps 122,541 110,208 11.2% 235,150 210,371 11.8%
Dehumidifiers† 83,900 30,600 174.2% 118,100 44,100 167.8%
Total air-conditioners 1,308,983 1,031,211 26.9% 1,906,528 1,533,842 24.3%
             
Gas warm air furnaces 205,603 195,379 5.2% 387,841 403,309 -3.8%
Oil warm air furnaces 8,486 6,963 21.9% 17,430 14,669 18.8%
Total central heating## 214,089 202,342 5.8% 2,429,899 1,995,920 21.7%
             
Electric water heaters 366,143 373,012 -1.8% 740,150 749,530 -1.3%
Gas water heaters 392,198 427,957 -8.4% 811,553 829,173 -2.1%
Total residential water heaters 758,341 800,969 -5.3% 1,551,703 1,578,703 -1.7%
             
TOTAL 6,897,813 6,523,122 5.7% 5,429,480 4,997,194 8.7%
             
Commercial gas water heaters 7,704 8,917 -13.6% 16,146 17,182 -6.0%
Commercial electric water heaters 3,802 3,852 -1.3% 7,452 7,527 -1.0%
Total commercial water heaters 11,506 12,769 -9.9% 23,598 24,709 -4.5%
             
Camcorders 322,593 397,107 -18.8% 494,749 599,670 -17.5%
Color televisions** 1,566,460 1,645,297 -4.8% 2,560,708 2,770,189 -7.6%
Color TV/VCR combinations 234,089 405,254 -42.2% 470,114 612,195 -23.2%
DVD players††† 743,488 736,118 1.0% 1,540,512 1,278,816 20.5%
Projection televisions 35,445 64,399 -45.0% 63,581 106,706 -40.4%
TV/DVD players  83,511 17,333 381.8% 123,946 31,110 298.4%
VCR decks†† 449,409 771,851 -41.8% 964,898 1,404,607 -31.3%
Total video electronics 3,434,995 4,037,359 -14.9% 5,723,759 6,203,623 -7.7%
           
Portable appliances### 5,836,785 6,315,358 -7.6% 11,328,421 11,235,606 0.8%
Air Treatment 581,550 557,271 4.4% 1,228,491 1,457,690 -15.7%
             
Water softeners, commercial 3,675 3,357 9.5% 7,183 7,118 0.9%
Water softeners, residential 91,379 85,479 6.9% 180,924 167,227 8.2%

## 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 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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