Clothes Washers and Dryers in the US

Clothes Washers and Dryers in the US

The US washer and dryer industry is being impacted by a number of factors: tariffs, low cost competition, and the growth in smart home technology. In January 2018, President Trump enacted a tariff on imported washing machines after domestic suppliers cited unfair competition from foreign firms, specifically LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics, and petitioned the Trump Administration to enact a tariff to even the competitive landscape. In anticipation of the tariff, a number of foreign suppliers exported a higher than normal amount of washing machines into the US toward the end of 2017 to increase their inventory and avoid any additional costs. This new study discusses how these factors will impact sales of washers and dryer going forward.   

Products covered in the study include:
Residential clothes washers
Residential clothes dryers

Scope of the Report
This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the US residential clothes washer and dryer market, including key trends in ownership, replacement rates, production, and trade. Historical data are provided for 2007, 2012, and 2017, with forecast data for 2022. Data are provided in units. Also included is an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table Figure 1-1 |US Clothes Washer & Dryer Market
  • CLOTHES WASHER & DRYER OWNERSHIP PATTERNS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 2-1 | US Clothes Washer & Dryer Ownership & Replacement Trends
    • Residential Ownership of Clothes Washers & Dryers
      • Overview
      • Differences in Ownership Rates Between Clothes Washers & Dryers
        • Table US Residential Stock of Clothes Washers & Dryers, 2007 - 2012
      • Types of Residential Clothes Washers & Dryers
        • Table Figure 2-2 | Types of Residential Clothes Washers & Dryers
      • Smart Clothes Washers & Dryers
    • Clothes Washer & Dryer Replacement Rate
      • Table Figure 2-3 | Percent of Existing Clothes Washer & Dryer Stock Replaced, 2002 - 2017
    • Competition for Unit Sales
      • Overview
      • Used Clothes Washers & Dryers
      • Commercial Laundry Facilities
  • CLOTHES WASHER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 3-1 | Clothes Washer Market Overview
    • Clothes Washer Demand
      • Historical Trends & Product Forecasts
        • Table Clothes Washer Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 3-2 | Clothes Washer Demand, 2003 - 2022
      • Clothes Washer Demand by Building Type
        • Table Clothes Washer Demand by Building Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 3-3 | Clothes Washers: Unit Demand Forecast by Building Type, 2017 - 2022
    • International Trade in Clothes Washers
      • Overview
        • Table Figure 3-4 | International Trade in Clothes Washers, 2002 - 2017
      • Impact of Tariffs on International Trade
      • Imports
        • Table Leading Sources of Clothes Washer Imports, 2002 - 2017
        • Table Figure 3-5 | Clothes Washer Imports by Source, 2002 - 2017
        • Table Figure 3-6 | Clothes Washer Imports by Month, 2017
      • Exports
        • Table Leading Destinations of Clothes Washer Exports, 2002 - 2017
        • Table Figure 3-7 | Clothes Washer Exports by Destination, 2002 - 2017
    • Clothes Washer Shipments
      • Table Figure 3-8 | US Manufacturers' Shipments in Clothes Washers, 2003 - 2022
  • CLOTHES DRYER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 4-1 | US Clothes Dryer Market Overview
    • Clothes Dryer Demand
      • Historical Trends & Product Forecasts
        • Table Clothes Dryer Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 4-2 | Clothes Dryer Demand, 2003 - 2022
      • Clothes Dryer Demand by Building Type
        • Table Clothes Dryer Demand by Building Type, 2007 - 2022
    • International Trade in Clothes Dryers
      • Overview
        • Table Figure 4-3 | International Trade in Clothes Dryers, 2002 - 2017
      • Imports
        • Table Leading Sources of Clothes Dryer Imports, 2002 - 2017
        • Table Figure 4-4 | Leading Sources of Clothes Dryer Imports, 2007 - 2017
      • Exports
        • Table Leading Destinations of Clothes Dryer Exports, 2002 - 2017
        • Table Figure 4-5 | Clothes Dryer Exports by Country, 2002 - 2017
    • Clothes Dryer Shipments
      • Table Figure 4-6 | US Manufacturers' Shipments in Clothes Dryers, 2003 - 2022
  • COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS
    • Key Findings & Industry Composition
      • Table US Clothes Washers & Dryers Sales by Company, 2017
    • Market Share
      • Overview
        • Table Figure 5-1 | US Clothes Washer & Dryer Market Share by Company, 2017
      • Whirlpool
        • Table Figure 5-2 | US Clothes Washers & Dryers: First Leading Supplier
      • Samsung Electronics
        • Table Figure 5-3 | US Clothes Washers & Dryers: Second Leading Supplier
      • LG Electronics
        • Table Figure 5-4 | US Clothes Washers & Dryers: Third Leading Supplier
      • Haier
        • Table Figure 5-5 | US Clothes Washers & Dryers: Fourth Leading Supplier
      • Electrolux
        • Table Figure 5-6 | US Clothes Washers & Dryers: Fifth Leading Supplier
      • Other Suppliers
        • Table Major Brands of Other Clothes Washer & Dryer Suppliers to the US Market
    • Clothes Washer & Dryer Manufacturing Locations
      • Overview
      • North America
      • China & Other Asian Nations
    • Distribution
    • Marketing Strategies
      • General Marketing Strategies
      • Clothes Washer & Dryer Bundling & Sales Strategies
  • LEADING PRODUCER PROFILES
    • Electrolux AB
      • Company Description
        • Table Electrolux: Clothes Washer & Dryer Brands
      • Manufacturing Locations
      • Recent Company Developments
    • LG Electronics Incorporated
      • Company Description
        • Table LG Electronics: Clothes Washer & Dryer Brands
      • Manufacturing Locations
      • Recent Company Developments
    • Qingdao Haier Company Limited
      • Company Description
        • Table Qingdao Haier: Clothes Washer & Dryer Brands
      • Manufacturing Locations
      • Recent Company Developments
    • Samsung Electronics Company Limited
      • Company Description
        • Table Samsung Electronics: Clothes Washer & Dryer Brands
      • Manufacturing Locations
      • Recent Company Developments
    • Whirlpool Corporation
      • Company Description
        • Table Whirlpool: Clothes Washer & Dryer Brands
      • Manufacturing Locations
      • Recent Company Develoments
  • APPENDIX
    • Scope
      • Table Relevant Industry Codes
    • Methodology
    • Sources
    • Definitions
    • Macroeconomic Assumptions
      • Economic Environment
        • Table Macroeconomic Indicators, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 7-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2017, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average
      • Demographic Trends
        • Table Population & Households, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 7-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2002 - 2017
      • Residential Building Construction
        • Table Residential Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 - 2022
      • Residential Improvements & Repairs
        • Table Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2007 - 2022
      • Housing Stock
        • Table Housing Stock by Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 7-3 | Housing Stock by Year of Construction, 2017
      • Housing Completions
        • Table New Housing Indicators, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 7-4 | New Housing Square Footage by Housing Type, 2002 - 2017

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