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AHAM: January Shipments Up 3.6%

3/13/2006 02:00:00 AM Eastern


Factory shipments of major appliances came in just shy of the 5-million-unit mark in January, representing a 3.6 percent increase over the prior-year period.

Leading the gains were room air conditioners, which surged 73.6 percent year-over-year to about 367,600 units (compared to 211,700 ACs last year), as dealers began laying in inventory for the coming season.

Also showing significant spikes in wholesale sales were refrigeration, up 15.2 percent, and washers, up 13.1 percent.

The increases helped offset a 5.6 percent decline in gas ranges, and a 13.8 percent drop in disposer shipments. Demand for dishwashers was flat (down 0.5 percent).

Industry Shipments of Major Appliances*

(In Thousands of Units)

Product 2006 JAN 2005 JAN Chg. Year to Date
2006 2005 Chg.
All Major Appliances 4,967.1 4,795.6 3.6 4,967.1 4,795.6 3.6
Cooking-Total 1,604.5 1,645.8 -2.5 1,604.5 1,645.8 -2.5
Electric Ranges - Total 409.1 400.9 2.0 409.1 400.9 2.0
Freestanding 301.2 299.1 0.7 301.2 299.1 0.7
Built-In 68.4 64.5 6.1 68.4 64.5 6.1
Surface Cooking Units 39.5 37.3 6.1 39.5 37.3 6.1
Gas Ranges - Total 240.9 255.3 -5.6 240.9 255.3 -5.6
Freestanding 198.1 214.6 -7.7 198.1 214.6 -7.7
Built-In 4.2 4.9 -14.2 4.2 4.9 -14.2
Surface Cooking Units 38.7 35.8 8.1 38.7 35.8 8.1
Microwave Ovens 954.4 989.6 -3.6 954.4 989.6 -3.6
Home Laundry - Total 1,192.0 1,078.4 10.5 1,192.0 1,078.4 10.5
Automatic Washers 644.9 570.1 13.1 644.9 570.1 13.1
Dryers - Total 547.2 508.3 7.6 547.2 508.3 7.6
Electric 434.2 400.7 8.4 434.2 400.7 8.4
Gas 113.0 107.6 5.0 113.0 107.6 5.0
Kitchen Clean Up - Total 969.6 1,049.1 -7.6 969.6 1,049.1 -7.6
Disposers 487.7 565.6 -13.8 487.7 565.6 -13.8
Dishwashers - Total 473.1 475.4 0.5 473.1 475.4 -0.5
Built-In 463.3 464.3 0.2 463.3 464.3 -0.2
Portable 9.8 11.1 -11.4 9.8 11.1 -11.4
Compactors 8.8 8.1 9.0 8.8 8.1 9.0
Food Preservation - Total 799.0 705.5 13.2 799.0 705.5 13.2
Refrigerators 656.3 569.9 15.2 656.3 569.9 15.2
Freezers - Total 142.7 135.6 5.2 142.7 135.6 5.2
Chest 102.7 86.4 19.0 102.7 86.4 19.0
Upright 40.0 49.3 -18.8 40.0 49.3 -18.8
Home Comfort - Total 402.0 316.8 26.9 402.0 316.8 26.9
Room Air Conditioners 367.6 211.7 73.6 367.6 211.7 73.6
Dehumidifiers 34.4 105.1 -67.3 34.4 105.1 -67.3
AHAM 6*** 3,036.0 2,842.5 6.8 3,036.0 2,842.5 6.8
*Domestic shipments only. Includes U.S. produced and imported products.

**For period of four weeks between Jan 01, 2006-Jan 28, 2006 vs Jan 01, 2005-Jan 29, 2005

*** AHAM 6 includes: washer, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerator, freezers, and freestanding and built-in ranges.

Source: AHAM ©TWICE 2006


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