Monday, June 16, 2008

May Kitchen Appliance Shipments Dip Just 5%

Nearly 3.3 million kitchen appliances were shipped in May, just 5% under the number shipped in May of 2007, according to the latest figures from AHAM.

For the first five months of this year, kitchen appliance shipments are down 10.3%, to nearly 15.8 million units.

For the month, electric ranges, conventional wall ovens and cooktops were off 12.9% from May, 2007 to 401,500 units shipped; gas cooking appliances slipped 16.5% to 210,800 units shipped; and microwave ovens and ranges were up 8.6% to 913,800 units shipped.

AHAM recorded 822,400 refrigerators shipped during May, down 3.7% from the same month last year; 490,000 dishwashers shipped, a 10.8% drop; 420,900 disposers shipped, a 10.3% drop, and just 5,700 compactors shipped, down 35.2% from shipment levels for May, 2007.

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