Major kitchen/laundry appliances: unit shipments in the U.S. 2005-2017

Total unit shipments of major kitchen and laundry appliances* in the U.S. from 2005 to 2017 (in million units)

by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 15, 2014
Major kitchen/laundry appliances: unit shipments in the U.S. 2005-2017 The statistic illustrates the total unit shipments of kitchen and laundry appliances* in the United States from 2005 to 2012 and forecasts up to and including 2017. For 2015 the Appliance Magazine projects total unit shipments of major kitchen/laundry appliances to reach 60.52 million units.
U.S. unit shipments of major appliances - additional information

Total unit shipments of major kitchen and laundry appliances in the United States are expected to reach 64.6 million units in 2017. This would represent the highest figure since 2006, when unit shipments exceeded 68.4 million. Of these kitchen and laundry appliances forecast to be shipped in 2017, some 18.5 million are cooking appliances and a further 13.8 million are refrigerators. Home laundry appliances are expected to make up over 17 million of the total unit shipments in 2017. The most widely shipped category of laundry appliances are automatic washers, which are projected to account for almost 10 million of the total unit shipment of appliances in 2017.

The home appliances industry is a very lucrative market and U.S. imports of kitchen and household appliances were worth almost 23.4 billion U.S. dollars in 2013. As of 2013, the leading home appliance company in the world based on revenue was the Midea Group, a Chinese-based corporation. The company had sales of almost 20 billion U.S. dollars, exceeding those of its closest rivals, Whirlpool and Gree Electric Appliances.

However, Whirlpool remains the leader within the U.S. market as it held a market share of over 30 percent in the second quarter of 2013. This figure represents almost double the share held by its closest rival, General Electric. Whirlpool announced total revenue of 18.77 billion U.S. dollars in 2013, its highest annual figure to-date. Over 50 percent of its sales came in North America, whilst only 4 percent were made in Asia.
Show more

Total unit shipments of major kitchen and laundry appliances* in the U.S. from 2005 to 2017 (in million units)

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
Statista has been my savior on several occasions. The site is easy to maneuver and the data is in a format that can go right into a report or presentation.
Marlene Greenfield

Marlene Greenfield
Vice President, Hearst Magazines

Statistics on "Washers & dryers"
  • Home & household appliances
The most important statistics
  • Washers
  • Dryers
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.