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issue: July 2003 APPLIANCE Magazine

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


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FACTORY UNIT SHIPMENTS
 
APRIL
YEAR TO DATE
   
Appliance
2003
2002
CHANGE
2003
2002
CHANGE
Free-standing electric ranges
288,200
290,100
-0.7%
1,239,000
1,260,300
-1.7%
Built-in electric ranges
56,200
55,900
0.5%
247,800
244,400
1.4%
Surface cooking units
39,000
41,700
-6.5%
170,200
175,900
-3.2%
Total electric ranges
383,400
387,700
-1.1%
1,657,000
1,680,600
-1.4%
Free-standing gas ranges
193,600
200,700
-3.5%
826,300
867,000
-4.7%
Built-in gas ranges
4,400
4,700
-6.4%
19,900
23,600
-15.7%
Surface cooking units
31,200
32,800
-4.9%
131,600
130,800
0.6%
Total gas ranges
229,200
238,200
-3.8%
977,800
1,021,400
-4.3%
Microwave ovens/ranges*
909,400
822,600
10.6%
3,934,000
3,910,000
0.6%
Total ranges
1,522,000
1,448,500
5.1%
6,568,800
6,612,000
-0.7%
Chest freezers
80,900
92,300
-12.4%
451,600
420,900
7.3%
Upright freezers
57,000
58,100
-1.9%
250,000
292,200
-14.4%
Total freezers
137,900
150,400
-8.3%
701,600
713,100
-1.6%
Refrigerators
685,700
699,100
-1.9%
2,700,000
2,867,500
-5.8%
Total refrigeration
823,600
849,500
-3.0%
3,401,600
3,580,600
-5.0%
Automatic washers
581,400
618,300
-6.0%
2,590,800
2,592,400
-0.1%
Electric dryers
385,700
418,900
-7.9%
1,839,800
1,842,000
-0.1%
Gas dryers
101,800
114,300
-10.9%
481,200
483,200
-0.4%
Total dryers
487,500
533,200
-8.6%
2,321,000
2,325,200
-0.2%
Total home laundry
1,068,900
1,151,500
-7.2%
4,911,800
4,917,600
-0.1%
Built-in dishwashers
425,600
440,400
-3.4%
1,849,000
1,893,100
-2.3%
Portable dishwashers
10,600
12,300
-13.8%
49,300
55,500
-11.2%
Total dishwashers
436,200
452,700
-3.6%
1,898,300
1,948,600
-2.6%
Disposers
403,300
416,600
-3.2%
1,842,700
1,799,200
2.4%
Household trash compactors
9,800
8,700
12.6%
37,600
38,800
-3.1%
SUBTOTAL†
4,263,800
4,327,500
-1.5%
18,660,800
18,896,800
-1.2%
Room air-conditioners†
1,398,400
1,021,500
36.9%
4,541,000
2,971,900
52.8%
Unitary air-conditioners
506,414
549,117
-7.8%
1,639,349
1,683,807
-2.6%
Heat pumps
136,146
156,488
-13.0%
519,989
503,843
3.2%
Dehumidifiers†
187,200
102,200
83.2%
496,100
325,000
52.6%
Total air-conditioners
2,228,160
1,829,305
21.8%
7,196,438
5,484,550
31.2%
Gas warm air furnaces
190,131
213,602
-11.0%
823,808
853,481
-3.5%
Oil warm air furnaces
4,073
4,812
-15.4%
28,791
26,417
9.0%
Total central heating##
194,204
218,414
-11.1%
852,599
879,898
-3.1%
Electric water heaters
329,901
332,976
-0.9%
1,462,932
1,502,145
-2.6%
Gas water heaters
536,821
384,337
39.7%
1,859,449
1,706,107
9.0%
Total residential water heaters
866,722
717,313
20.8%
3,322,381
3,208,252
3.6%
TOTAL
7,552,886
7,092,532
6.5%
30,032,218
28,469,500
5.5%
Commercial gas water heaters
7,079
7,687
-7.9%
32,055
34,349
-6.7%
Commercial electric water heaters
3,630
3,774
-3.8%
15,408
15,711
-1.9%
Total commercial water heaters
10,709
11,461
-6.6%
47,463
50,060
-5.2%
Camcorders
531,840
481,789
10.4%
1,740,434
1,667,972
4.3%
Color televisions**
1,178,590
1,175,764
0.2%
5,740,123
6,054,776
-5.2%
Color TV/VCR combinations
131,898
313,517
-57.9%
891,867
1,454,719
-38.7%
DVD players??
1,272,337
1,095,930
16.1%
4,426,532
3,778,772
17.1%
Projection televisions
23,189
58,876
-60.6%
141,751
252,427
-43.8%
TV/DVD players
97,722
20,093
386.3%
339,099
73,094
363.9%
VCR decks?
451,539
613,136
-26.4%
2,307,105
3,416,935
-32.5%
Total video electronics
3,687,115
3,759,105
-1.9%
13,846,477
15,030,723
-7.9%
Portable appliances###
5,768,686
7,121,030
-19.0%
25,010,821
25,850,937
-3.2%
Air Treatment
168,186
251,516
-33.1%
1,780,690
2,247,296
-20.8%
Water softeners, commercial
4,121
4,488
-8.2%
15,504
16,255
-4.6%
Water softeners, residential
86,437
94,256
-8.3%
358,236
358,830
-0.2%

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

### 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.

 

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