Major kitchen & laundry appliances U.S. shipments 2005-2017, by category

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, broken down by category. For 2015 the Appliance Magazine projects total unit shipments of home laundry appliances to reach 15.7 million units.

Unit shipments of major kitchen and laundry appliances in the U.S. - additional information

In total around 583 million units of home appliances were shipped worldwide in 2013 and this number is expected to rise to 700 million units by 2017. Of these estimated 700 million units in 2017, over 64 million units of major kitchen and laundry appliances are forecast to be shipped across the United States. This marks an increase of over 9 million units on the amount shipped in 2013.

Of the appliances shipped in the U.S. in 2013, over 16 million were cooking appliances, 6.67 million were dishwashers, and a further 14.68 million were laundry appliances. Within the laundry appliances category, automatic washers made up over half of the total unit shipments in 2013. In 2017, over 12 million refrigerators are expected to be shipped across the United States, as well as over 9 million microwave ovens.

Whirlpool was the leading vendor in the U.S. home appliance industry in 2013 as the corporation held a market share of just under 40 percent. In comparison, its closest competitor, Electrolux held a market share of 24.2 percent. However, the China-based Midea Group remains the global market leader as its worldwide sales in 2013 reached almost 20 billion U.S. dollars, whereas Whirlpool’s revenue stood at 18.8 billion U.S. dollars.

Unit shipments of major kitchen and laundry appliances in the U.S. from 2005 to 2017*, by category

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Release date

March 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

2005 to 2014

Supplementary notes

* Projected figure for 2013 and forecasts for 2014 through 2017

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