Strong Surge in Home Comfort for 2nd Straight Month
November overall numbers up over 2017
The Association of Home Appliances Manufacturers’ (AHAM) November shipment numbers showed an increase in overall major appliances, jumping to 5,933.2, a 1.8% increase from November 2017. The year-to-date number fell to 71,905, a decrease of 0.4% over 2017.
For the second month in a row, the strongest surge came from home comfort, which gained almost 203.8% over this time last year, increasing from 120.9 to 367.2. The year-to-date numbers saw a more modest fluctuation, decreasing from 10,036.0 to 9,875.8, or a 1.6% decrease. A further breakdown of the numbers showed a 456.3% increase in room air conditioners to 265.8 and 38.7% increase in dehumidifiers to 101.4 over November of 2017.
The home laundry monthly shipments saw the sharpest decline, falling to 1,392.3, or 8.8%, and decreased to 15,601.8 year to date, a 3.6% decline.
The overall cooking category saw another slight decline in the monthly numbers but an increase in year-to-date activity, dropping to 1,849.3 for November, a 1.8% decrease, but improving to 20,390 year to date, a 3.1% increase.
Kitchen cleanup numbers increased to 1,214 monthly, or 2.1%, and declined to 14,069.7 year to date, falling 0.7%. November’s food preservation shipments stand at 1,110.4, a 0.2% increase, while year to date numbers fell to 11,967.7, a 0.7% decrease.
The AHAM 6* index showed a 2.9% decrease to 3,931.2 for the month, and a decline of 1.0% to 42,738.1 year to date.
The AHAM Factory Shipment Report is a monthly subscription-only publication of the Association of Home Appliances Manufacturers (AHAM). For more information, visit www.aham.org
*AHAM 6 includes: Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers, Refrigerators, Freezers, Ranges and Ovens. Starting 2017, Compactors are no longer included in the AHAM Factory Shipment Report
- Numbers in Thousands of Units
- Domestic shipments includes units imported into the US, but does not include exports
- Compares the weeks between Oct 28, 2018-Nov 24, 2018 vs Oct 29, 2017-Nov 25, 2017
- Total Industry Shipments may not add due to rounding
- Includes revisions posted through 12/08/2018. This report is subject to additional revisions