Global major appliance demand will rise 2.8 percent annually through 2013, driven primarily by market penetration in developing countries. In developed regions, appliance sales will depend mainly on steady replacement demand, new home building and the development of new features that prompt upgrading.
This study analyzes the 434 million unit world major appliance industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, with forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by product (cooking appliances, refrigerators and freezers, clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers), world region (e.g., Asia/Pacific, Western Europe, North America) and for 25 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 33 industry players, including Whirlpool, Electrolux and Haier.