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Canadian families set energy conservation as appliance buying priority

April 12, 2011

The Canadian Appliance Manufacturers Association (CAMA)—an council—has released its “2011 Major Appliance Industry Trends and Facts Report”. It reveals that Canadian consumers set energy conservation as a lead criteria in their appliance purchase decisions.

“In 2010, EFC member companies provided more efficient and productive appliance solutions to Canadians than ever before,” remarked Jim Taggart, EFC president and CEO. “This report points to a return to growth for the Canadian Appliance industry in 2011, and how our membership is making great strides in enabling sustainable living across the country.”

April 12, 2011  By  Anthony Capkun

Central to this 40-page report is data on historical unit sales, provincial sales, feature trends, and seasonality charts for seven major appliance categories: refrigerators, freezers, ranges, dishwashers, microwave ovens, laundry products and air-conditioners. This data is extracted directly from CAMA’s monthly statistical program.

Featured articles on sustainability in the appliance industry and trends in the Canadian Appliance Service industry are included in the report, as well as information on economic data, consumer spending, import data and American statistics, provided by Statistics Canada, Natural Resources Canada and the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM).

“This year’s report draws on the historic milestones achieved by the Canadian appliance industry in 2010,” says Warrington Ellacott, chair, CAMA Executive Committee. “We saw a strong return to growth for the industry in 2010, a rise not seen since 2007. Also, CAMA manufacturer members delivered more energy-efficient appliances to Canadians in 2010 than at any time in our country’s history. This purchasing pattern provides a good indicator for further growth in 2011, especially with the proliferation of new innovations already at play in the market.”

The 2011 Major Appliance Industry Trends and Facts Report is available for purchase for $500 CDN (plus HST). CLICK HERE to purchase the report, or contact EFC’s Swati Patel at (905) 602-8877.


CAMA is a council of Electro-Federation Canada (EFC), a national, not-for-profit industry association that represents over 330 member companies that manufacture, distribute and service electrical, and electronic products. EFC member companies contribute over $50 billion to the Canadian economy and employ more than 130,000 workers in more than 1400 facilities across Canada.

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