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Statistics
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Unit sales of major appliances grew slightly in Canada in 2008 compared to the previous year.

Full-size refrigerator sales were up 0.2%, washers were up 0.9%, and dryers were up 1.2%. Gas/electric ranges were down 0.5% and dishwashers were down 4.1%.

The Canadian Appliance Manufacturers Association (CAMA) reports large increases in the number of Energy Star appliances sold in 2008. Three major appliance categories saw increases of more than of 15%.

2007
2008
% Ch
Refrigerators
     
Full Size - Retail
1,048,998
1,061,836
1.2%
Full Size - Builder
190,491
179,539
-5.7%
Full Size - Total
1,239,489
1,241,375
0.2%
Compacts
197,915
284,366
43.7%
Total Refrigerators
1,437,404
1,525,741
6.1%
Estar
453,207
564,963
24.7%
       
Ranges - Electric
     
Retail
692,994
706,785
2.0%
Builder
167,942
153,843
-8.4%
Total
860,936
860,628
0.0%
       
Ranges - Gas
     
Retail
85,325
80,900
-5.2%
Builder
12,777
12,303
-3.7%
Total
98,102
93,203
-5.0%
       
Total Ranges
959,038
953,831
-0.5%
       
Washers - Automatic
     
Retail
859,109
867,133
0.9%
Builder
91,904
92,095
0.2%
Total
951,013
959,228
0.9%
Estar
506,372
590,725
16.7%
Front Load
356,055
546,239
53.4%
       
Dryers - Electric
     
Retail
748,776
758,492
1.3%
Builder
83,110
84,360
1.5%
Total
831,886
842,852
1.3%
       
Dryers - Gas
     
Retail
23,920
24,306
1.6%
Builder
3,133
2,430
-22.4%
Total
27,053
26,736
-1.2%
       
Total Dryers
858,939
869,588
1.2%
       
Dishwashers
     
Retail
688,577
659,668
-4.2%
Builder
103,178
99,804
-3.3%
Total
791,755
759,472
-4.1%
Estar
479,945
565,602
17.8%
       

SUB-TOTAL

     
Retail
4,345,614
4,443,486
2.3%
Builder
652,535
624,374
-4.3%
Total
4,998,149
5,067,860
1.4%
       
Microwave Ovens
     
Total
1,744,826
1,737,287
-0.4%
       
Cooktops
     
Retail
46,741
46,941
0.4%
Builder
7,634
7,827
2.5%
Total
54,375
54,768
0.7%
       

GRAND TOTAL

     
Retail
6,137,181
6,227,714
1.5%
Builder
660,169
632,201
-4.2%
Total
6,797,350
6,859,915
0.9%

Source: Canadian Appliance Manufacturers Association (CAMA)

All figures reflect total shipments including imports

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