March 20, 2018 / 7:40 AM / in a year

U.S. home appliance shipments up 9.7 percent year on year in February: AHAM

FILE PHOTO - A row of refrigerators are on sale in a store selling home appliances and electronics in New York, February 18, 2010. REUTERS/Natalie Behring

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Deliveries of the six biggest categories of white goods (AHAM 6) in the United States rose 9.7 percent year-on-year in February, data from industry body Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) showed late on Monday.

The country is a major market for companies such as Swedish home appliances maker Electrolux (ELUXb.ST) and its U.S. rival Whirlpool Corp (WHR.N).

Reporting by Helena Soderpalm; editing by Niklas Pollard

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