September Major Appliance Shipments Fall
Oct 22, 2008
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Factory shipments of major appliances fell nearly 15% in September, representing the industry’s worst monthly performance in more than a year, according to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM).

AHAM's 6 category, which includes washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, ranges and oven shipments, fell 17.2% year-over-year in September. By component,

• washers fell 20.3% to about 745,000 units;
• dryers fell 16.9% to about 636,300 units;
• dishwashers fell 23.1% to about 553,700 units;
• refrigerators fell 15.9% to about 976,700 units;
• gas ranges declined 15.5% to some 252,900 units, while electric ranges fell 17.4% to about 403,400 units; and
• gas ovens fell 23.1% to about 4,100 units and electric ovens fell 17.3% to about 69,300 units.

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