Appliance Shipments Gained Ground in 2020, AHAM Reports
WASHINGTON, DC — A surge in fourth-quarter activity helped spark a modest full-year gain for domestic shipments of major home appliances in 2020, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers reported this week.
According to the Washington, DC-based AHAM, a fourth-quarter increase of 16.3% was largely responsible for a full-year gain of 3.8% in appliance shipments over the same 12-month period in 2019. Appliance shipments through mid-year had been lagging those of the previous year, but improvements were posted as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic became less pronounced.
2020 gains were posted in all key product categories, including cooking appliances (+7.6%), kitchen cleanup (+10.3%), food preservation (+15.0%) and home laundry (+12.1%), AHAM said.