Clothes Washers & Dryers in the US

Demand will slow considerably from the particularly strong growth seen in the 2012-2017 period which included a cyclical low in 2012 as tax credits expired and strong yearly increases from 2013 to 2017.

Washers and Dryers

Key Findings in the Clothes Washers and Dryers Study:

Tariff on Imported Washers to Have a Significant Impact on the US Washer Market

Enacted in January 2018 by the Trump Administration, the tariff on imported washing machines will cause added costs of:

  • 20% for the first 1.2 million units imported
  • 50% for each additional unit imported

The tariff will be reduced in 2019 and 2020 and is currently set to expire in 2021. However, the tariff, which targets two of the leading washing machine suppliers – LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics – has resulted in both companies establishing capacity in the US.

Introduction of Smart Washers & Dryers to Encourage Early Upgrades

As smart home and Internet of Things (IoT) technology continues to develop in the US, appliance manufacturers have begun to develop and introduce connected washers and dryers. Most of the market leaders currently have connected washers in their product lineup, with most offering compatibility with the leading IoT platforms from Amazon, Apple, and Google. Such technological offerings encourage consumers to upgrade their washers and dryers as part of larger home renovation and, depending on the platform in the home, can lock consumers into certain brands.

Market Leaders to Continue to Add Features to Differentiate Their Products

Because of the intense competition for market share among the leading suppliers, the inclusion of added features in their product lineup that can enhance consumer convenience is key to retaining and gaining sales. Such features include:

  • a wider variety of wash/dry cycle options, providing consumers the ability to tailor the wash/dry cycle depending on the type of clothes
  • sensors that can detect the size of the wash load to determine how much water is necessary, or ones that can detect dampness in the dryer and adjust drying time
  • adding steam capabilities in washers and dryers that aid in releasing stains during the wash cycle and reducing wrinkles in the dry cycle

Study Coverage

This Freedonia industry study analyzes the clothes washer and dryer market in the US. It presents historical demand data (2007, 2012, and 2017) and forecasts (2022) by product type (washer and dryer). Demand is presented in units. The study also evaluates company market share and provides analysis of leading manufacturers, including Electrolux, Haier, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, and Whirlpool.

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  1. Clothes Washers & Dryers in the US

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 |US Clothes Washer & Dryer Market

    2. 2 CLOTHES WASHER & DRYER OWNERSHIP PATTERNS

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 | US Clothes Washer & Dryer Ownership & Replacement Trends

      2. 2.2 Residential Ownership of Clothes Washers & Dryers

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        1. 2.2.1 Overview

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        2. 2.2.2 Differences in Ownership Rates Between Clothes Washers & Dryers

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          1. Table | US Residential Stock of Clothes Washers & Dryers, 2007 - 2012

        3. 2.2.3 Types of Residential Clothes Washers & Dryers

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          1. Figure 2-2 | Types of Residential Clothes Washers & Dryers

        4. 2.2.4 Smart Clothes Washers & Dryers

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      3. 2.3 Clothes Washer & Dryer Replacement Rate

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        1. Figure 2-3 | Percent of Existing Clothes Washer & Dryer Stock Replaced, 2002 - 2017

      4. 2.4 Competition for Unit Sales

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        1. 2.4.1 Overview

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        2. 2.4.2 Used Clothes Washers & Dryers

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        3. 2.4.3 Commercial Laundry Facilities

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    3. 3 CLOTHES WASHER SUPPLY & DEMAND

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Clothes Washer Market Overview

      2. 3.2 Clothes Washer Demand

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        1. 3.2.1 Historical Trends & Product Forecasts

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          1. Table | Clothes Washer Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 3-2 | Clothes Washer Demand, 2003 - 2022

        2. 3.2.2 Clothes Washer Demand by Building Type

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          1. Table | Clothes Washer Demand by Building Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 3-3 | Clothes Washers: Unit Demand Forecast by Building Type, 2017 - 2022

      3. 3.3 International Trade in Clothes Washers

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        1. 3.3.1 Overview

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          1. Figure 3-4 | International Trade in Clothes Washers, 2002 - 2017

        2. 3.3.2 Impact of Tariffs on International Trade

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        3. 3.3.3 Imports

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          1. Table | Leading Sources of Clothes Washer Imports, 2002 - 2017

          2. Figure 3-5 | Clothes Washer Imports by Source, 2002 - 2017

          3. Figure 3-6 | Clothes Washer Imports by Month, 2017

        4. 3.3.4 Exports

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          1. Table | Leading Destinations of Clothes Washer Exports, 2002 - 2017

          2. Figure 3-7 | Clothes Washer Exports by Destination, 2002 - 2017

      4. 3.4 Clothes Washer Shipments

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        1. Figure 3-8 | US Manufacturers' Shipments in Clothes Washers, 2003 - 2022

    4. 4 CLOTHES DRYER SUPPLY & DEMAND

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | US Clothes Dryer Market Overview

      2. 4.2 Clothes Dryer Demand

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        1. 4.2.1 Historical Trends & Product Forecasts

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          1. Table | Clothes Dryer Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 4-2 | Clothes Dryer Demand, 2003 - 2022

        2. 4.2.2 Clothes Dryer Demand by Building Type

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          1. Table | Clothes Dryer Demand by Building Type, 2007 - 2022

      3. 4.3 International Trade in Clothes Dryers

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        1. 4.3.1 Overview

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          1. Figure 4-3 | International Trade in Clothes Dryers, 2002 - 2017

        2. 4.3.2 Imports

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          1. Table | Leading Sources of Clothes Dryer Imports, 2002 - 2017

          2. Figure 4-4 | Leading Sources of Clothes Dryer Imports, 2007 - 2017

        3. 4.3.3 Exports

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          1. Table | Leading Destinations of Clothes Dryer Exports, 2002 - 2017

          2. Figure 4-5 | Clothes Dryer Exports by Country, 2002 - 2017

      4. 4.4 Clothes Dryer Shipments

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        1. Figure 4-6 | US Manufacturers' Shipments in Clothes Dryers, 2003 - 2022

    5. 5 COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US Clothes Washers & Dryers Sales by Company, 2017

      2. 5.2 Market Share

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        1. 5.2.1 Overview

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          1. Figure 5-1 | US Clothes Washer & Dryer Market Share by Company, 2017

        2. 5.2.2 Whirlpool

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          1. Figure 5-2 | US Clothes Washers & Dryers: First Leading Supplier

        3. 5.2.3 Samsung Electronics

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          1. Figure 5-3 | US Clothes Washers & Dryers: Second Leading Supplier

        4. 5.2.4 LG Electronics

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          1. Figure 5-4 | US Clothes Washers & Dryers: Third Leading Supplier

        5. 5.2.5 Haier

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          1. Figure 5-5 | US Clothes Washers & Dryers: Fourth Leading Supplier

        6. 5.2.6 Electrolux

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          1. Figure 5-6 | US Clothes Washers & Dryers: Fifth Leading Supplier

        7. 5.2.7 Other Suppliers

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          1. Table | Major Brands of Other Clothes Washer & Dryer Suppliers to the US Market

      3. 5.3 Clothes Washer & Dryer Manufacturing Locations

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        1. 5.3.1 Overview

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        2. 5.3.2 North America

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        3. 5.3.3 China & Other Asian Nations

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      4. 5.4 Distribution

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      5. 5.5 Marketing Strategies

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        1. 5.5.1 General Marketing Strategies

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        2. 5.5.2 Clothes Washer & Dryer Bundling & Sales Strategies

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    6. 6 LEADING PRODUCER PROFILES

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      1. 6.1 Electrolux AB

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        1. 6.1.1 Company Description

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          1. Table | Electrolux: Clothes Washer & Dryer Brands

        2. 6.1.2 Manufacturing Locations

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        3. 6.1.3 Recent Company Developments

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      2. 6.2 LG Electronics Incorporated

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        1. 6.2.1 Company Description

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          1. Table | LG Electronics: Clothes Washer & Dryer Brands

        2. 6.2.2 Manufacturing Locations

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        3. 6.2.3 Recent Company Developments

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      3. 6.3 Qingdao Haier Company Limited

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        1. 6.3.1 Company Description

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          1. Table | Qingdao Haier: Clothes Washer & Dryer Brands

        2. 6.3.2 Manufacturing Locations

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        3. 6.3.3 Recent Company Developments

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      4. 6.4 Samsung Electronics Company Limited

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        1. 6.4.1 Company Description

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          1. Table | Samsung Electronics: Clothes Washer & Dryer Brands

        2. 6.4.2 Manufacturing Locations

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        3. 6.4.3 Recent Company Developments

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      5. 6.5 Whirlpool Corporation

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        1. 6.5.1 Company Description

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          1. Table | Whirlpool: Clothes Washer & Dryer Brands

        2. 6.5.2 Manufacturing Locations

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        3. 6.5.3 Recent Company Develoments

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    7. 7 APPENDIX

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      1. 7.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

      2. 7.2 Methodology

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      3. 7.3 Sources

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      4. 7.4 Definitions

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      5. 7.5 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 7.5.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 7-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2017, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 7.5.2 Demographic Trends

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 7-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2002 - 2017

        3. 7.5.3 Residential Building Construction

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          1. Table | Residential Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

        4. 7.5.4 Residential Improvements & Repairs

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          1. Table | Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

        5. 7.5.5 Housing Stock

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          1. Table | Housing Stock by Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 7-3 | Housing Stock by Year of Construction, 2017

        6. 7.5.6 Housing Completions

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          1. Table | New Housing Indicators, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 7-4 | New Housing Square Footage by Housing Type, 2002 - 2017

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