Canadian Major Appliance Industry Reports Solid Q1 Sales
May 9, 2003
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The Canadian Appliance Manufacturers Association's (CAMA) on Thursday reported a solid start to 2003 for the major appliance industry, with refrigerators, ranges, washers, dryers, dishwashers, cooktops, and microwave ovens reporting total first quarter units sales of 973,259. Gas appliance sales were particularly strong in the first quarter, up a combined 8.7 percent over the first quarter of 2002, with 18,916 units sold. CAMA also reported that its members forecast gas ranges and gas dryers unit sales to total 81,000 units in 2003.

First-quarter 2003 unit sales figures are as follows:

  • Refrigerators: 195,672

  • Electric Ranges: 152,699

  • Gas Ranges: 13,084

  • Automatic Washers: 164,145

  • Electric Dryers: 138,153

  • Gas Dryers: 5,832

  • Dishwashers: 126,206

  • Cooktops: 8,765

  • Microwave Ovens: 168,703

    Forecasts of annual unit sales for 2003 are as follows:

  • Refrigerators: 987,000

  • Electric Ranges: 697,000

  • Gas Ranges: 56,000

  • Automatic Washers: 751,000

  • Electric Dryers: 615,000

  • Gas Dryers: 25,000

  • Dishwashers: 588,000

  • Cooktops: 35,000

  • Microwave Ovens: 890,000

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