Americans’ plans to buy washing machines plunged by the most on record in January, the same month President Donald Trump announced tariffs on those made outside the U.S.

Just 5.3 percent of consumers said they plan to buy washers in the next six months, down from 9.5 percent in December, Conference Board data showed Tuesday. That marked the biggest decline since the group began keeping regular monthly records in May 2009. It led an overall decrease in the share planning to purchase any type of major appliance in the coming months.

Trump said last week that imported residential washing machines face a 20 percent charge for the first 1.2 million units, and tariffs rise to 50 percent for subsequent shipments. The International Trade Commission found that as imports of the items increased starting in 2012, the financial strength of U.S. manufacturers “declined precipitously,” according to a U.S. Trade Representative statement.