This just in from The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association...
The barbecue industry remained strong in 2008, shipping 16,681,400 total grills and smokers. Gas grills continue to top the charts as the most popular type of grill, followed by charcoal and then electric.
- Total Gas Grills Shipments - 9,614,000
- Total Charcoal Grills Shipments - 6,775,000
- Total Electric Grills Shipments - 292,400