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Issue: December 2011 ApplianceMagazine.com

Appliance Magazine Market Insight: October 2011

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Appliance Magazine Market Insight October 2011 edition provides expert insight and statistical analysis for the appliance industry and its supporting sectors. Market performance data analyzed includes year-to-date, same-time-lat-year (STLY) and historical STLY trends. Receive insight into manufacturing, retail, supplier materials, and consumer spending metrics as well as OEM activity for October 2011 and OEM 3Q results.

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Unit shipments during September for the core group of major appliances (washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, ranges, and ovens) increased nearly 2% compared to STLY for the first positive growth month since April. Categories with the most activity were freezers, up 15.7%, and washers, down 8.4%.

Unit shipments during January-September 2011 for the core group of major appliances declined nearly 3% when compared to STLY. Declines impacted most categories including gas and electric dryers, down 6.5%. Microwaves bucked this downward trend with reported increased shipments of 2.7%.

The HVAC segment generated a mixed performance for August. Central air-conditioners, air-source heat pumps, and commercial electric water heaters produced increased unit shipments while gas and oil warm air furnaces, residential gas and electric water heaters, and commercial gas water heaters decreased compared to STLY. Central air-conditioners had the most positive growth, up 23.7%.

Central air-conditioners, air-source heat pumps, and commercial electric water heaters were the only categories to generate growth during the first 8 months of 2011 when compared to STLY.

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded overall in October, according to the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business. Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components was one of 8 industry sectors to report growth in new orders during the period.

Inside the October 2011 Edition:

  • Unit shipment statistical analysis for year-to-date (YTD), same-time-last-year (STLY), and historical STLY trends
  • Expert analysis of market conditions and the outlook for each major appliance category
  • Review of the Commercial/Home Laundry segment
  • Q&A with Mitsubishi Electric regarding the company's current business status and future opportunities
  • OEM activity for October 2011 including Whirlpool, Electrolux, and Haier Group
  • OEM 3Q Results including Whirlpool, iRobot, Groupe SEB, Mitsubishi, Sony, Manitowoc, Lennox, and Husqvarna
  • Manufacturing, retail sales, supplier materials, and consumer spending metrics
  • OECD Composite Leading Indicators for August 2011
  • Durable Goods Appliance Manufacturer Shipments
  • Housing market forecast and trend analysis
  • Retail sales forecast for the 2011 holiday season
  • Calendar of upcoming industry events
  • For questions regarding research reports, contact Beth Berner or call 440-209-1478.


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