green cooling initiative: Market overview

»Promoting green cooling worldwide«

Market overview

Key manufacturers

Market shares of the major global MAC system suppliers. Seven companies cover over 90% of the market.

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Global market share of major MAC suppliers by shipment (2009). (Source: Global and China Automotive Air Conditioner Industry Report)
MAC suppliers %
Denso 37
Calsonic Kansei 7
Keihin 3
Halla-Visteon 11
Delphi 10
Valeo 13
Behr 10
Others 9

The demand for MAC systems is currently distributed over Asia, the EU and the Americas. China is emerging as the dominant key demand factor for MAC systems.

Unit sales

The biggest markets for MAC systems are in China and Europe.

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Demand (domestic sales) estimates and global distribution of MAC-equipped automobiles in 2012. (Source: Oica)
Land million units
China 13.2
India 2.2
Japan 4.6
South Korea 1.3
Indonesia 0.6
Thailand 0.8
Europe 11.3
USA 7.2
Canada 0.7
Mexico 0.6
Brazil 2.5
Iran 0.9
Australia 0.6
Other 4.1

Production

Production of MAC systems is for now still predominantly situated in developed countries.

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Global distribution estimate of MAC-equipped automobile production in 2012. (Source: Oica)
Land million units
China 13.2
India 2.6
Japan 8.6
South Korea 4
Thailand 0.8
EU-27 13.3
Russia 1
USA 4.1
Canada 0.9
Mexico 1.5
Brazil 2.3
Iran 0.9
Other 3.8

Manufacturing activity of multi-national car manufacturers

The demand for MAC systems follows the production of cars. Most cars are manufactured by a few dominant brands from the USA, Japan and Europe.

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Production and sales of MAC-equipped cars

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Estimate of world market for MAC equipped cars in 2012. Countries with surplus production numbers over sales are considered major car exporting countries.
Land Unit sales (in million units) Production capacity (in million units)
China 13.2 13.2
India 2.2 2.6
Japan 4.6 8.6
South Korea 1.3 4
EU-27 11.3 13.3
Russia 1.4 1
USA 7.2 4.1
Mexico 0.6 1.5
Brazil 2.5 2.3

More information:

Study by GCI: Green Cooling Technologies, chapter 5.4 (request PDF here)

Production capacity, market value and units sales figures

Additionally to the modelling approach, a detailed literature research was done to derive production capacity, market value and units sales figures for the most important countries and key subsectors. Various different sources have been used e.g. BSRIA reports and JARN articles.