Major Household Appliances: United States

This report forecasts US major household appliance demand and shipments in units to 2019. Total demand and shipments are segmented by product in terms of: clothes washers and dryers, refrigerators and freezers, large cooking appliances, and dishwashers.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand and total shipments are provided in annual series from 2004 to 2014; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2009 and 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, legal and regulatory factors, technology and product innovations, and NAFTA demand. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines types and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each type and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 21-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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