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High Growth Forecasted for the World Household Cooking Appliances Markets

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World Household Cooking Appliances Markets

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Household Cooking Appliances in Million Units. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle-East. Annual forecasts are provided for each region and product segment for the period of 2003 through 2012. The report profiles 379 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as AB Electrolux, BSH Bosch Und Siemens Hausgerate, GmbH, Bosch USA, Cuisinart, Daewoo Electronics Corporation, Dacor, GE Appliances, Fisher & Paykel Appliances Holdings Limited, Dynamic Cooking Systems, Inc., Haier Group Company, Kenwood Limited, LG Electronics, LG Electronics India Pvt, Ltd., Morphy Richards, Ltd., Panasonic Corporation of North America, Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd., SANYO North America Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Siemens-Electrogerate GmbH, Thermador, Toshiba Consumer Marketing Corporation, Videocon Industries Limited, Whirlpool Corporation, Whirlpool SA, and Wolf Appliance Company. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Cookers (Cooking Ranges) I-3

Hobs (Cooktops) I-3

Ovens I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1

A Quick Primer II-1

Developing Markets Offer Opportunities On a Platter II-2

Customers Prefer Gas Cooking Appliances to Electric II-2

Automatic Oven Cleaning: A Prized Product Feature II-3

Steam Ovens Rejuvenate Demand II-3

Rising Popularity of Microwavable Foods Prop Up Demand for Microwave Ovens II-3

Microwave Ovens Fly Towards a Bright Future II-3

Developing Markets Offer Strong Growth Potential II-4

Demand in Developed Markets Driven by Replacement Sales II-4

Innovation Keeps Consumer Interest Alive II-4

Continuous Product Innovation & Outdoor Living Spur Growth II-5

Popularity of the Atkins Diet Propels Sales of Barbecues II-6

Customization is the New Buzz Word II-6

What's New in Cooktops? II-6

Induction Cookers Rise in Popularity II-7

Design/Consumer Preference Trends In Store II-7

Factors Affecting Purchasing Decisions II-7

Affluent Baby Boomers Spur Growth II-8

Number Speak II-8

2. Product Overview II-9

Household Cooking Appliances: A Definition II-9

Cookers (Cooking Ranges) II-9

Electric Ranges II-9

Gas Ranges II-9

Induction Ranges II-10

Halogen Cooking Ranges II-10

Dual Fuel Ranges II-10

Table 1: Thermal Efficiency of Popular Cooking Technologies:

A Comparison (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Hobs (Cooktops) II-11

Types of Cooktops/Cooking Stoves II-11

Conventional Coil Cooktop II-11

Glass-Ceramic Cooktop II-11

Gas-Powered Cooktops II-12

Biomass Cook Stove II-12

3 Rock Stove II-12

Hohenheim Plant Oil Stove II-12

Liquid Fuel Cooking Stoves II-12

Improved Cook Stove II-12

Special Design Cooking Stoves II-12

One Family Metal Stove II-13

Cooking Stoves: An Evolutionary Scan II-13

Pictorial Depiction of the Evolution of Cooking Appliances II-14

Ovens II-14

Conventional/Thermal Ovens II-15

Convection Ovens II-15

Microwave Ovens II-15

Functionalities of a Microwave Oven II-15

Popular Consumer Uses of Microwave Ovens II-16

Microwave Ovens - "Improved, Altered & Perfected to Meet Native Requirements" II-16

The Japanese: Pioneers of Mass Production II-18

Steam Ovens II-18

Lightwave Ovens II-18

Stone Ovens II-18

Other Electric Cooking Appliances II-18

Deep Fat Fryers II-18

Rice Cookers II-19

Health Grills II-19

Barbeque Grills II-19

Trolley Barbecues II-19

Kettle Barbecues II-19

Small Barbecues II-19

Popcorn Makers II-20

Toasters II-20

Toaster Ovens II-20

Pop-up Toasters II-20

Conveyor Toasters II-20

Sandwich Toasters II-20

Waffle Makers II-20

3. Product Innovations/Introductions II-21

GE Launches Magnetically Fuelled Induction Stoves II-21

Heinz to Roll Out Turbo Toaster II-21

SolHuma Releases Vital Stove(TM) II-21

Neff Releases Fast, Self-Cleaning Ovens II-21

Electrolux Unveils New Series of Microwave Ovens & Refrigerators II-21

LG Rolls Out Light Wave Oven II-22

Group Welkin Introduces Maple Kitchenware II-22

Bajaj Electricals Unveils Kitchen Appliances Range II-22

Godrej Launches Steam Microwave Oven II-22

Fisher & Paykel Brings 'Designer Series' Cooking Appliances II-22

Thor Relaunches Chambers Gas Range Line II-22

Miele Launches New Large Design Ovens II-23

Samsung forays into the Global Cooking Appliances Market II-23

Omega Launches a Medley of Kitchen Appliances II-23

Faber HeatKraft Introduces Kitchen Chimneys and Hobs II-23

Westinghouse Launches Boss Range of Built-in Ovens II-23

Morphy Richards Launches Electric Kettle in Australia II-23

Braun Brings Multiquick Fresh System II-24

Sharp Launches Microwave Drawer II-24

Morphy Richards Introduces Cooking Appliances Range II-24

Barbeques Launches 52inch Grill II-24

Cuisinart Develops Coffee Maker for Hilton Group of Hotels II-24

Miele Launches Advanced Coffee Systems II-24

Nescafe & Krups Launch Multi-Beverage Coffee System II-24

Kenwood Launches Curry Cooker II-25

Kenwood Launches Multi Pod Coffee Machine II-25

BSH Launches Thermador Induction Cooktop II-25

Haier Launches Gas and Electric Cooking Appliances II-25

Fagor Launches Induction Cooktop Range II-25

Daewoo Launches Voice-Activated Microwave Ovens II-25

Fisher & Paykel Unveils Burner System for Gas-on- Glass Cooktops II-25

GE Introduces Dual-Fuel Cooking Range II-26

Kentucky-based Inventor Brings Externally Heated Deep Fat Fryer II-26

Sanyo Showcases Four Microwave Ovens II-26

LG Expands Microwave Ovens Portfolio II-26

Whirlpool Expands Product Portfolio in India II-26

Sunbeam Launches Gas Barbecue Grills in Australia II-26

Electrolux Launches New Cooking Ranges II-26

CafeFino Brings Ascaso Coffee Machines to the Australian Market II-27

Electrolux Unveils Gallery Cooking Range II-27

BSH Launches Automated Espresso Machines II-27

Sharp Launches Helsio Steam Cooker in Australia II-27

Godrej Launches New Microwave Range II-27

Electrolux Launches Outdoor Cooking Range II-27

Kenwood Launches Multipro Food Processor II-27

Viking Launches Convection Microwave Hoods II-28

Kenwood Launches Toasters and Kettles II-28

Kenwood Launches New Coffee Machines II-28

R H Hall Launches Bake-Off Ovens II-28

Sharp Launches Healsio Ovens in the United States II-28

Stoves Introduces Genus Cookers II-28

Toshiba Launches Steam Ovens in Japan II-29

Electrolux Unveils New Cooking Range II-29

Bosch Launches Bosch-Gustino Coffee Maker II-29

Philips Electronics Launches Senseo Coffee Maker II-29

Tokyokoki Seizosho Launches Cooking Appliances II-29

Samsung Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Microwave Ovens II-29

4. Recent Industry Activity II-30

Matsushita Electric Changes Name to Panasonic Corporation II-30

Middleby Acquires New Star Holdings II-30

Whirlpool to Invest Rs 20 Crore II-30

Manttra Inc. Recalls Pressure Cookers II-30

QVC Calls Back Electric Toasters II-30

GE Calls Back Ovens II-30

Pioneering Technology Enters into Alliance with Appliance Canada II-31

Sanyo to Stop Marketing EM-2010EB1 Microwave Ovens in Beijing II-31

French SEB to Take Over Higher Interest in Supor II-31

Aga to Divest Commercial Unit to Ali II-31

Maharaja Inks Deals with HP and BP II-31

TCL to Establish Manufacturing Unit II-32

Maharaja Whiteline Expands Product Line II-32

Belarus-China Joint Venture to Produce Household Appliances II-32

Star Manufacturing Expands Product Line II-32

Unified Brands to Shut Operations II-32

Cleveland Range Acquires Jc Pardo & Sons II-32

Hatco Reveals Two Novel Pop-up Toasters II-33

Applica Calls Back Chinese-Made Toasters II-33

Whirlpool Completes Acquisition of Maytag II-33

NACCO Establishes Hamilton Beach, Inc. II-33

Fagor Acquires Elco Brandt S.A. II-33

Whirlpool Establishes Product Experience Center II-33

Green Mountain Acquires Keurig II-34

Eurolec to Supply Stoves and Belling Cooking Appliances in Australia II-34

Glen Dimplex Purchases Majority Stake in Metal Fab II-34

IXL Appliances Merges with Sampford & Staff II-34

EKL to Merge with Videocon II-34

Groupe SEB Acquires Mirro WearEver II-34

Aga Purchases Amana Commercial Microwaves II-35

Merrychef Inks Agreement with Wawa II-35

Merrychef USA Inks Agreement with Hyatt Place II-35

BSH Establishes Subsidiary in Canada II-35

TCMC Opens New Stores in India II-35

BSH Establishes New office in Malaysia II-35

Indonesian Government Doubles Gas Stove Production II-36

Fisher & Paykel Appliances Acquires Elba II-36

Merloni Elettrodomestici Changes Name II-36

Merloni Elettrodomestici UK to be Dubbed Indesit UK II-36

Mabe SA de C.V. Acquires Camco II-36

Salton Partners With Rossi Corp, and Colombian Coffee Federation II-36

Fisher & Paykel Appliances Pockets Dynamic Cooking Systems II-37

Electrolux Starts Manufacturing Facility in Romania II-37

CirTran Bags Contract for Electric Household Cooking Appliance II-37

Tsann Kuen and Haier Ink Agreement II-37

BSH Expands Manufacturing Facility at North Carolina II-37

Merloni Acquires 50% Stake in GDA II-37

5. Focus on Select Global Players II-38

AB Electrolux (Sweden) II-38

BSH Bosch Und Siemens Hausgerate, GmbH (Germany) II-38

Bosch USA II-38

Cuisinart (USA) II-38

Daewoo Electronics Corporation (South Korea) II-39

Dacor (USA) II-39

GE Appliances (USA) II-39

Fisher & Paykel Appliances Holdings Limited (New Zealand) II-39

Dynamic Cooking Systems, Inc. (USA) II-40

Haier Group Company (China) II-40

Kenwood Limited (UK) II-40

LG Electronics (South Korea) II-41

LG Electronics India Pvt, Ltd. (India) II-41

Morphy Richards, Ltd. (UK) II-41

Panasonic Corporation of North America (USA) II-41

Philips Electronics North America Corporation (USA) II-42

Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. (Korea) II-42

SANYO North America Corporation (USA) II-42

Sharp Corporation (Japan) II-42

Siemens-Electrogerate GmbH (Germany) II-43

Thermador (USA) II-43

Toshiba Consumer Marketing Corporation (Japan) II-43

Videocon Industries Limited (India) II-43

Whirlpool Corporation (USA) II-44

Whirlpool SA (Brazil) II-44

Wolf Appliance Company (USA) II-44

6. Global Market Perspective II-45

Table 2: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Household Cooking Appliances by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Africa/Middle-East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2003 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 3: World 10-Year Perspective for Household Cooking Appliances by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Africa/Middle-East Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Outlook III-1

Small Kitchen Appliances: A Market Primer III-1

Cooking Appliances: A Quick Primer III-1

What's Cooking in the Cooking Appliance Industry? III-1

Table 4: Cooking Appliances Market in the United States (2004) : Percentage Share Breakdown of Product Markets - Microwave Oven, Electric Stove/Ranges, Gas Stove/Ranges and Convention Oven (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2 The Batting Order: Year 2006 III-2

Table 5: Cooking Appliances Market in the United States (2006): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Major Players - GE, Electrolux, Maytag, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Product Market Structure III-3

Table 6: Cooking Appliances Market in the United States: Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Product Segments for the Years 2002, 2004, 2006 & 2008 - Electric Ranges (Freestanding, Built-In, Surface Cooking Units), Gas Ranges (Freestanding, Built-In, Surface Cooking Units) and Microwave Ovens (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 Import/Export Scenario III-3

Table 7: US Imports of Cooking Appliances (2006): Percentage Breakdown by Country of Origin - China, Mexico, Canada, Malaysia, Korea, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 8: US Exports for Cooking Appliances (2006): Percentage Breakdown by Destination Country - Canada, Denmark, Mexico, United Kingdom, France and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Product Launches III-4

Strategic Corporate Developments III-7

Key Players III-10

B. Market Analytics III-14

Table 9: US Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Household Cooking Appliances with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2003 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

2. Canada III-15

A. Market Analysis III-15

Outlook III-15

Market Primer III-15

Table 10: Household Appliances Market in Canada (2002): Percentage Breakdown of Retail Dollar Sales in Key Product Segments - Cooking Appliances, Fridges, Washing Appliances, Vacuum Cleaners, Dishwashers, Heaters and Other Appliances (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 11: Cooking Appliances Market in Canada (2000-2007): Percentage Breakdown of Retail Volume Sales by Product Segment - Cooktops, Microwave Ovens, and Ranges (Electric and Gas) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16 Product Launch III-16

Strategic Corporate Development III-16

B. Market Analytics III-17

Table 12: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Household Cooking Appliances with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2003 through 2012(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

3. Europe III-18

A. Market Analysis III-18

Outlook III-18

Table 13: Cookers Market in Western Europe (2004): Percentage Share Breakdown by Fuel Type - Gas, Electric, and Duel-Fuel (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 14: Hobs Market in Western Europe (2004): Percentage Share Breakdown by Fuel Type - Gas, Electric, and Duel-Fuel (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 15: Cookers Market in Central Europe (2004): Percentage Share Breakdown by Fuel Type - Gas, Electric, and Duel-Fuel (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 16: Hobs Market in Central Europe (2004): Percentage Share Breakdown by Fuel Type - Gas, Electric, and Duel-Fuel (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 17: Cookers Market in Eastern Europe (2004): Percentage Share Breakdown by Fuel Type - Gas, Electric, and Duel-Fuel (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 18: Hobs Market in Eastern Europe (2004): Percentage Share Breakdown by Fuel Type - Gas, Electric, and Duel-Fuel (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 19: Ovens Market in Europe (2004): Percentage Share Breakdown by Fuel Type -Electric, and Others III-20

Focus On Select Regional Markets III-20

Germany III-20

Household Electrical Appliances: Market Overview III-20

Market Structure III-20

Table 20: Household Electrical Appliances Market in Germany (2005): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players - BSH Bosch Siemens, Electrolux Group, Whirlpool Corp, Miele and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Market Opportunities III-21

Table 21: Market Penetration of Domestic Electrical Appliances in German Households for the Years 2003-2006 (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

France III-22

A Major Importer of Domestic Appliances III-22

United Kingdom III-22

Domestic Kitchen Appliances: An Overview III-22

Table 22: Large Kitchen Appliances Market in the United Kingdom (2003): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Players - Merloni Domestic Appliances, Electrolux Home Products, BSH Home Appliances and (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Built-in Kitchen Appliances Grow in Popularity III-23

Table 23: Production of Select Major Appliances in the United Kingdom for the Year 2002 (In 000 Units) (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Microwave Ovens To Offer Highest Growth Potential III-24

Russia III-24

Household Electrical Appliances Market: An Overview III-24

Poland III-25

Household Electrical Appliances Market: An Overview III-25

Import-Export Scenario III-25

Table 24: Polish Imports of Kitchen Appliances (2004): Percentage Share Breakdown by Country of Origin - Italy, China, Germany, France, Spain and Others (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 25: Polish Exports of Kitchen Appliances the Recent Past (2004): Percentage Share Breakdown by Destination Country - Germany, the UK, France, Russia, Spain, Ukraine and Others (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Ireland III-26

Replacement Sales Drive Growth III-26

Product Launches III-27

Strategic Corporate Developments III-29

Key Players III-30

B. Market Analytics III-35

Table 26: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Household Cooking Appliances by Geographic Region - Western Europe and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2003 through 2012 (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 27: European Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis for Household Cooking Appliances by Product Segment- Cookers, Hobs, and Ovens Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2003 through 2012 (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 28: European 10-Year Perspective for Household Cooking Appliances by Geographic Regions - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Western Europe and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 III-36

Table 29: European 10-Year Perspective for Household Cooking Appliances by Product Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Cookers, Hobs, and Ovens Markets for Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

4. Asia-Pacific III-37

A. Market Analysis III-37

Outlook III-37

Focus On Select Regional Markets III-37

China III-37

Household Appliances Market: An Overview III-37

Table 30: Household Appliances Market in China (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Leading Companies- Haier, Midea, LG, Siemens, Matsushita, Samsung and Others (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 31: Household Appliances Market in China (2005): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Product Segments - Cooking Appliances, Refrigerators & Freezers, Clothes Washers & Dryers, and Dish Sterilizers & Dishwashers (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Rural China: A Largely Unexplored & Untapped Goldmine III-38

Chinese Cooking Appliances Gaining Ground in Overseas Markets III-38

Table 32: Chinese Exports of Major Cooking Appliances (2006) - Breakdown of Value and Volume Shipments By Product Segment III-39

Innovation: The Key to Success III-39

Microwave Oven: Whipping Up Lather III-39

India III-39

Microwave Ovens Yet to Take Flight III-39

Table 33: Microwave Ovens Market in India (2004 & 2005): Percentage Breakdown of Market Share for Leading Players - LG Electronics, Samsung India, IFB, Kenstar and Others (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Australia III-40

Cooking Appliances Market: An Overview III-40

Table 34: Household Cooking Appliances Market in Australia (2003): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Upright Cookers (Electric and Gas), Ovens (Electric and Gas) and Cooktops (Electric and Gas) (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Market Structure III-41

Table 35: Australian Electric Cooktops Market in Retrospect (2001): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Brands - Electrolux, Kleenmaid, Blanco, F &P Whirlpool, Technika, Brandt, and Others (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 36: Australian Gas Cooktops Market in Retrospect (2001): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Brands - Electrolux, Kleenmaid, Blanco, Technika, Smeg, Whirlpool, Andi, F & P, Bosch, and Others (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 37: Australian Electric Ovens Market in Retrospect (2001): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Brands - Electrolux, Kleenmaid, F &P, Whirlpool, Blanco, Technika, Smeg, Bosch, and Others (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart). III-42

Table 38: Australian Gas Ovens Market in Retrospect (2001): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Brands - Electrolux, and Others III-43

Table 39: Australian Electric Stoves Market in Retrospect (2001): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Brands - Electrolux, F &P, Omega and Others (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 40: Australian Gas Stoves Market in Retrospect (2001): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Brands - Electrolux, Lagermania, Kleenmaid, and Others (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Microwave Ovens: Nearing Maturity III-43

Table 41: Penetration Levels of Microwave Ovens Among Australian Households: 1980-2002 (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Japan III-44

Induction Cooking Ranges Gain in Importance III-44

Product Launches III-44

Strategic Corporate Developments III-48

Key Players III-51

B. Market Analytics III-55

Table 42: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Household Cooking Appliances with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2003 through 2012 (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

5. Latin America III-56

A. Market Analysis III-56

Outlook III-56

Strategic Development III-56

Mabe SA De CV (Mexico) - A Key Player III-56

B. Market Analytics III-56

Table 43: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Household Cooking Appliances with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2003 through 2012 (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

6. Africa/Middle-East III-57

A. Market Analysis III-57

Outlook III-57

Product Launch III-57

B. Market Analytics III-57

Table 44: Africa/Middle-East Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Household Cooking Appliances with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2003 through 2012 (Includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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