Thursday, May 15, 2008

April Kitchen Appliance Shipments Down 10%

Some 3.08 million kitchen appliances were shipped during April, a 10.2% drop from levels for the same month in 2007, according to the most recent figures from AHAM. Almost 12.5 million kitchen appliances have been shipped in the first four months of 2008, an 11.5% drop from the same month last year.
For April, electric cooking appliance shipments were down 7.1% to 402,900 units, gas cooking appliances down 9.2% to 219,400 units, and microwave ovens and ranges down 8.6% to 832,900 units shipped. Refrigerators were down 7.4% to 722,700 units, dishwashers down 13.7% to 485,400 units, disposers down 16.6% to 414,600 units, and compactors down 18.2% to 6,300 units shipped.

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