United States Household Refrigerators Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The United States Household Refrigerators Market is segmented by Type (Bottom-freeze Refrigerators/Top-freeze Refrigerators, Side-by-side freezers-Refrigerator, French Door Refrigerator, Counter-Depth Refrigerator, Chest freezers, and Other Types), Application( Frozen Vegetable and Fruit, Frozen Meat, and Other Applications), and Distribution Channel (Specialty Stores, Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Online, and Other Distribution Channels).

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >0.5 %

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Market Overview

The US household refrigerator market is expected to register a growth, in the upcoming years. Refrigerators and freezers hold a prominent position in the home appliance segment. A household refrigerator is an appliance that is primarily used for food storage and for protecting the food from contamination.

The market size of the refrigerator manufacturing industry in the United States remained steady in 2019, as compared to another consumer goods sector. The rise in disposable income, growing investment in innovation of refrigerator units, coupled with a decline in product prices, are some of the key factors driving the growth of household refrigerator appliances. Some of the other factors influencing the market are replacement due to necessity, the credit market for consumers, and the general wellbeing of the economy.

The headwind for the growth of the market in the United States is high competition from imports of the product. The demand for smart refrigeration appliances, such as those connected with the internet, touch screen, sensors, etc., are gaining popularity in the market. Moreover, government regulation is also driving the transformation in the industry with more energy-efficient and less electricity consumption products being promoted, in order to meet environmental concerns.

Scope of the Report

The study on the US household refrigerators market provides a comprehensive evaluation of the market with market segmentation. The report also focuses on the exhaustive trends in import/export, production, consumption, and volumes data of the product. Moreover, the competitive profile of the key manufacturers, along with insights on government regulations, are also provided.

By Type
Bottom-freeze Refrigerators/Top-freeze Refrigerators
Side-by-side freezers Refrigerator
French Door Refrigerator
Counter-depth Refrigerator
Chest Freezers
Other Types
By Application
Frozen Vegetable and Fruit
Frozen Meat
Other Applications
By Distribution Channel
Specialty Stores
Other Distribution Channels

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Key Market Trends

Increase in Number of Smart Homes in United States is Driving the Market for Smart Refrigerators

The number of households adopting smart technology appliances is on the rise in the US market, thus, leading to the use of more smart refrigerators than the usual ones. The smart refrigerators have all the features of non-smart refrigerators with additional new features, which make them more convenient and unique. Smart features, such as a product with a touch screen that converts to a transparent panel by the knock, recipe recommendation features, and integration with the Alexa, are gaining popularity.

The smart tag technology allows the person to tag items with information, such as the expiratory date of food items, which then warns the user when the date approaches have been introduced in the market. The consumers in the market are also trying to adapt to the technology changes in the product, and they are also demanding new features with every innovation.


Growth in New Housing Starts to Spur the Demand of Refrigerators in the Country

New housing construction in the country is the major factor driving the demand for refrigerators. Housing starts represents the level of new household construction activity, as new houses are built the demand for new refrigerators and freezers rises. Housing starts increased in the United States in 2018, which has continued the trend in 2019 and may serve as a potential opportunity for the industry. Also, as more people move into new houses, the demand for appliances, such as freezers and refrigerators, also rises.



Competitive Landscape

The Household Refrigerator market in the United States is fragmented with several large domestic and global companies in the market. Many players in the industry have strong brand recognition, compete aggressively in the market, and sell a wide variety of refrigerator appliances. However, due to the high cost of manufacturing in the United States, many companies opt for outsourcing these products that are less expensive. Players are trying to come up with new refrigerator models, which have a minimum impact on the environment. Strategies, such as the launch of new product models by the different players, are adopted to remain competitive in the market.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 United States Household Refrigerator Market vs Global Household Refrigerator Market

    3. 4.3 Popularity by Refrigerator Type

    4. 4.4 Insights on Consumer Spending on Refrigerators by Price Range

    5. 4.5 Insights on Volume of Imports and Exports by the Country

    6. 4.6 Insights on Power Consumed by Refrigerators

    7. 4.7 Technological Innovations and Developments in the Market


    1. 5.1 Drivers

    2. 5.2 Restraints / Challenges

    3. 5.3 Opportunities

    4. 5.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 5.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 5.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 5.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 5.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 5.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 6.1 By Type

      1. 6.1.1 Bottom-freeze Refrigerators/Top-freeze Refrigerators

      2. 6.1.2 Side-by-side freezers Refrigerator

      3. 6.1.3 French Door Refrigerator

      4. 6.1.4 Counter-depth Refrigerator

      5. 6.1.5 Chest Freezers

      6. 6.1.6 Other Types

    2. 6.2 By Application

      1. 6.2.1 Frozen Vegetable and Fruit

      2. 6.2.2 Frozen Meat

      3. 6.2.3 Other Applications

    3. 6.3 By Distribution Channel

      1. 6.3.1 Specialty Stores

      2. 6.3.2 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      3. 6.3.3 Online

      4. 6.3.4 Other Distribution Channels


    1. 7.1 Market Concentration

    2. 7.2 Company Profiles

      1. 7.2.1 Whirlpool Corporation

      2. 7.2.2 Haier Group Corporation

      3. 7.2.3 Hisense

      4. 7.2.4 Dover Corporation

      5. 7.2.5 AB Electrolux

      6. 7.2.6 LG Electronics Inc.

      7. 7.2.7 Panasonic Corporation

      8. 7.2.8 Philips Electronics

      9. 7.2.9 Robert Bosch GmbH

      10. 7.2.10 Samsung Electronics

      11. 7.2.11 Siemens Group

    3. *List Not Exhaustive


  10. 10. APPENDIX

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Frequently Asked Questions

The United States Household Refrigerators Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The United States Household Refrigerators Market is growing at a CAGR of >0.5% over the next 5 years.

Whirlpool Corporation, Hisense, AB Electrolux, Haier Group Corporation, Dover Corporation are the major companies operating in United States Household Refrigerators Market.

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