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issue: June 2003 APPLIANCE Magazine

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


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FACTORY UNIT SHIPMENTS
 
MARCH
 
YEAR TO DATE
 
Appliance
2003
2002
CHANGE
2003
2002
CHANGE
Free-standing electric ranges
404,300
409,100
-1.2%
950,800
970,200
-2.0%
Built-in electric ranges
81,000
76,600
5.7%
192,100
188,500
1.9%
Surface cooking units
55,600
55,400
0.4%
131,100
134,100
-2.2%
Total electric ranges
540,900
541,100
-0.0%
1,274,000
1,292,800
-1.5%
Free-standing gas ranges
271,700
283,600
-4.2%
632,800
666,300
-5.0%
Built-in gas ranges
6,200
7,600
-18.4%
15,500
18,800
-17.6%
Surface cooking units
43,600
41,000
6.3%
100,100
98,000
2.1%
Total gas ranges
321,500
332,200
-3.2%
748,400
783,100
-4.4%
Microwave ovens/ranges *
1,471,900
1,644,100
-10.5%
3,024,600
3,087,500
-2.0%
Total ranges
2,334,300
2,517,400
-7.3%
5,047,000
5,163,400
-2.3%
 
Chest freezers
164,300
141,200
16.4%
370,700
328,600
12.8%
Upright freezers
73,500
90,000
-18.3%
194,300
234,100
-17.0%
Total freezers
237,800
231,200
2.9%
565,000
562,700
0.4%
Refrigerators
874,700
907,400
-3.6%
2,014,300
2,168,400
-7.1%
Total refrigeration
1,112,500
1,138,600
-2.3%
2,579,300
2,731,100
-5.6%
 
Automatic washers
866,200
836,200
3.6%
2,007,000
1,974,100
1.7%
Electric dryers
640,700
600,900
6.6%
1,453,100
1,423,100
2.1%
Gas dryers
163,400
152,100
7.4%
379,100
369,000
2.7%
Total dryers
804,100
753,000
6.8%
1,832,200
1,792,100
2.2%
Total home laundry
1,670,300
1,589,200
5.1%
3,839,200
3,766,200
1.9%
 
Built-in dishwashers
599,000
601,700
-0.4%
1,421,600
1,452,800
-2.1%
Portable dishwashers
14,600
19,100
-23.6%
38,700
43,300
-10.6%
Total dishwashers
613,600
620,800
-1.2%
1,460,300
1,496,100
-2.4%
 
Disposers
593,600
559,700
6.1%
1,439,400
1,382,700
4.1%
Household trash compactors
11,500
13,200
-12.9%
27,900
30,100
-7.3%
 
SUBTOTAL †
6,335,800
6,438,900
-1.6%
14,393,100
14,569,600
-1.2%
 
Room air-conditioners †
2,191,400
1,270,600
72.5%
3,142,600
1,950,400
61.1%
Unitary air-conditioners
529,660
533,698
-0.8%
1,132,935
1,133,269
-0.0%
Heat pumps
148,698
136,660
8.8%
383,843
347,031
10.6%
Dehumidifiers †
190,800
178,800
6.7%
308,900
222,800
38.6%
Total air-conditioners
3,060,558
2,119,758
44.4%
4,968,278
3,653,500
36.0%
 
TOTAL @
9,396,358
8,558,658
9.8%
2,572,335
2,515,969
2.2%
 
 
Camcorders
713,845
586,513
21.7%
1,208,594
1,186,183
1.9%
Color televisions**
2,000,825
2,108,823
-5.1%
4,561,533
4,879,012
-6.5%
Color TV/VCR combinations
289,855
529,007
-45.2%
759,969
1,141,202
-33.4%
DVD players**
1,613,649
1,325,907
21.7%
3,154,195
2,682,842
17.6%
Projection televisions
54,981
86,845
-36.7%
118,562
193,551
-38.7%
TV/DVD players
117,431
21,891
436.4%
241,377
53,001
355.4%
VCR decks*
890,668
1,399,192
-36.3%
1,855,566
2,803,799
-33.8%
Total video electronics
5,681,254
6,058,178
-6.2%
10,691,202
11,753,407
-9.0%
 
Portable appliances ###
7,893,132
7,467,733
5.7%
19,236,036
18,730,073
2.7%
Air Treatment
401,275
510,541
-21.4%
1,629,767
1,968,231
-17.2%
 
Water softeners, commercial
4,200
4,649
-9.7%
11,383
11,767
-3.3%
Water softeners, residential
90,875
97,347
-6.6%
271,799
264,574
2.7%

## 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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