Appliance Shipments Post Sharp Gain in First Half of 2021
authors QR Staff | July 26, 2021
Reflecting growth in new construction and residential remodeling, domestic shipments of major home appliances continued their marked rebound from the impact of COVID-19 in the first half of 2021, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers reported in July.
According to the Washington, D.C.-based AHAM, an April-to-June spike of 23.7 percent over the same quarter a year ago was largely responsible for an overall year-to-date gain of 26.6 percent in major appliance shipments compared to the same six-month period in 2019. First-half gains were posted in all key product categories, including food preservation (+31.6 percent), home laundry (+27.7 percent), cooking (+24.1 percent) and kitchen cleanup (+17.4 percent), the trade association noted. QR