February 21, 2018 / 8:10 AM / 4 months ago

U.S. home appliance shipments down 0.5 percent year-on-year in January

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Deliveries of the six biggest categories of white goods (AHAM 6) in the United States dropped 0.5 percent year-on-year in January, data from industry body Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) showed late on Tuesday.

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

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

Reporting by Johannes Hellstrom

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