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Samsung, LG lead the pack in US home appliance market

Trump's safeguard tariffs will have little impact on South Korean companies

Samsung Electronics' built-in home appliances are displayed at the 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Orlando, Florida on Jan. 9. (Courtesy of Samsung Electronics)

SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics has come out top in the U.S. home appliance market for two years in a row, accounting for one fifth of all refrigerators, washing machines and microwaves sold there, followed by its local rival LG Electronics which pushed U.S. brand Whirlpool into third place.

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