By Lisa Johnston
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London – The demand from emerging markets will spur solid growth in the major appliance sector worldwide, stated a report by IHS.
The research firm is forecasting a 4.5 percent increase in worldwide shipments this year, up from the incremental increase that took place last year. The company specifically cited demand from emerging markets, which are experiencing economic gains.
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Washington – Factory shipments of core laundry and kitchen majaps rose 6.3 percent last month as the white-goods industry’s rebound continued unabated.
According to the latest vendor data from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), more than 4 million washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, ranges and ovens were shipped last month through the retail and builder channels, and wholesale unit volume for the group is up 8.6 percent year to date.
Washington — Factory shipments of major appliances surged 11 percent in March, to 7.3 million units.
According to data from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), every major product sector contributed to the U.S. increase, with laundry pairs up 5.1 percent; refrigerators up 5.4 percent; ranges, ovens, cooktops and microwave ovens up 8.9 percent; dishwashers up 14.1 percent; and ACs up 23.9 percent.
Shipments were also ahead 5.4 percent year to date.
Washington — Factory unit shipments of key major appliance categories rose 8 percent in February after falling 9 percent one year prior.
The Presidents Day-period pickup followed a nearly 2 percent uptick in total majap volume in January, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) reported.
However, a nearly 46 percent decline in dehumidifier shipments, and a 21 percent drop in room air volume, limited total February wholesale sales to a 0.7 percent gain, AHAM’s monthly shipment data show.
Washington – October sales for CE and majap specialty retailers fell about 5.6 percent from a year ago, the U.S. Commerce Department reported.
According to the agency’s preliminary retail sales estimates, CE/majap channel sales totaled $8.2 billion last month, down 1 percent from September.
In contrast, total retail sales, excluding restaurants and car dealers, were up 3.8 percent year over year and down 0.3 percent from September, while online and other direct sellers saw sales rise 7.2 percent year over year and fall 1.8 percent from September.