May 16, 2017 / 5:54 AM / 3 months ago

U.S. home appliances shipments rise 13.7 percent year-on-year in April

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

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Deliveries of the six biggest categories of white goods (AHAM 6) in the United States rose 13.7 percent year-on-year in April, data from industry body Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) showed late on Monday.

Shipments in the country, a major market for companies such as Swedish home appliances maker Electrolux (ELUXb.ST), were up 4.8 percent in the year through April.

Reporting by Bjorn Rundstrom

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