Major Appliance Shipments Up 5% in December: Appliance Market Research Reports
Jan 31, 2011
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Unit 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

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