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Major Appliance Shipments Drop 19% in July

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — In July, factory shipments of major appliances fell 19.2% to 4.1 million units year over year — a 28% drop from June — according to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM). The data also showed a 19.3% decline in year-to-date shipments through Aug. 1, to 36 million units.The home-laundry category as a whole fell 14.6%, with electric dryers hit the hardest; they experienced a 16.5% drop to about 333,100 units. The washer category fell 14.7% to about 531,900 units.The AHAM 6, a composite group consisting of the washer, dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer, range and oven categories, dropped 14.6% in July and was down almost 15% year to date.Each of the product categories that AHAM tracked showed declines in July. 

About the author

Jason Hicks

American Drycleaner

Jason Hicks was assistant editor for American Trade Magazines, which publishes American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News, for more than nine years, and web editor for three years.

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