shipments were up in
December, helping the U.S. appliance industry rebound from its
third-quarter slump. Several major appliance categories ended the year
with unit shipments up 5% or better over 2009. Full-year 2010
non-adjusted Electronics & Appliance Store sales increased 2.9%
from full-year 2009.
The group of core major appliances, including washers, dryers,
dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, ranges and ovens, ended the year
up 6.4%. Full-year unit shipments of refrigerators for 2010 increased
the most versus 2009, climbing 11.6%.
Manufacturing also showed signs of a global upswing in December for the
17th consecutive month. According to the Manufacturing ISM Report on
Business, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded and
the overall economy grew for the 20th consecutive month. Additionally,
growth occurred in new orders and employment for December.
U.S. Appliance Shipment Statistics Monthly: January 2011 Edition
provides statistical analysis for Year-to-Date (YTD), Same Time Last
Year (STLY), and 5-year historical STLY trend within each of the major
appliance categories, including Major Appliances, Comfort Conditioning,
Consumer Electronics, and Commercial Appliances.
More information is available in U.S. Appliance Shipment Statistics
Monthly: January 2011 Edition, available as an individual report or
appliance industry professionals may purchase an annual subscription
for all 12 issues at a discounted price. This and other Appliance
Market Research Reports can be found at www.ApplianceMagazine.com/MarketResearch.
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