Tuesday, April 15, 2008

March Kitchen Appliance Shipments Down 11%

Kitchen appliance shipments in March dipped 10.5% from the same month last year to 3.97 million units, according to the most recent figures from AHAM. Through the first quarter, some 9.4 million kitchen appliances were shipped, down 12.1% from the first quarter of 2007.
For the quarter, electric cooking appliances were down 12.8% to 1.2 million units, gas cooking appliances down 13.9% to 698,100 units shipped, and microwave ovens down 13,6% to 2.5 million units.
Refrigerator shipments dipped 11.3% in the first three months of 2008 to nearly 2 million units; dishwashers were down 10.9% to 1.5 million units; disposers down 10.1% to 1.4 million units, and compactors down 18.1% to nearly 21,000 units shipped.

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