The subsector UAC consists of different appliance systems types. Self-contained ACs comprise movable and window/through-the-wall units. Rooftop ACs and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems are used to cool whole buildings. These larger units have a low share in the total volume as their number is low but because of their higher price they have a larger share in the total value.
|Ductless Split AC||66.30|
|Ductless Split AC||73.59|
Many units are sold in Asia, with China being the biggest market. The UAC market is growing rapidly.
Nearly 90% of the world’s UAC production capacity is based in Asia and Southeast Asia. The excess production capacities compared to the units sales show future sales expectations of the companies.
A few manufacturers from China clearly dominate the global production of UACs.
|Land||Unit sales (in million units)||Production capacity (in million units)|
Study by GCI: Green Cooling Technologies, chapter 4.4 (request PDF here)
More information can be found in the Green Cooling Technologies study, chapter 4.4. Request a copy here.