Major Household Appliance Manufacturing is highly globalized, with several large domestic and foreign companies. Many have strong brand recognition and compete aggressively in the US market to produce and sell a wide range of durable consumer goods such as refrigerators, laundry equipment and dishwashers. Improvements in underlying demand from a recovering housing market and disposable income growth have facilitated the industry's recovery. The recent appreciation of the US dollar has led to a decline in export sales and rising import penetration, only accelerating the rate at which companies have moved manufacturing facilities abroad. Over the next five years, IBISWorld anticipates that the continued growth of the US housing market will lead to greater demand.
This industry includes companies that manufacture major household cooking appliances, refrigerators and home freezers, household laundry equipment and other major electrical and nonelectrical household appliances such as dishwashers, garbage disposal units, water heaters and trash compactors. Small cooking appliances (e.g. hot plates), fans, vacuums and electric irons are not included in this industry.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.