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1.11.4 South Africa
The air conditioner market in South Africa was estimated to be about 220,000 units in 2015, which was flat compared to 2014. Asian manufacturers have grown their RAC sales in South Africa by setting up sales companies and working with distributors. RACs were also sold at electronics retailers, de.../images/up/News/201652910115549605.jpg
1.11.3 Algeria
Algeria is the largest air conditioner market in Africa but continues to experience political uncertainty. Algeria’s market scale in 2015 is estimated at about 356,000 units. According to China Customs, imports of air conditioners from China exceeded 570,000 units in 2015, representing a 43% drop...
1.11.2 Nigeria
Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa, and oil export is the pillar of the local economy. A sharp decrease in oil price last year greatly impacted government revenue, triggering a serious economic crisis in the country. The size of the Nigerian air conditioner market was estimated at more than.../images/up/News/201652518545016941.jpg
1.11.1 Egypt
The air conditioner market bottomed out in Egypt in 2014. It has slightly increased as seen in 2015 with 1.3% year-on-year growth, for a total of 550,000 units. Localized production also increased. Over 95% of the market was dominated by split type RACs in 2015. Units with capacity in the range o...
1.11 Africa
In recent years, the African air conditioner market has suffered double-digit decline, which was severely impacted by society instability, weak purchasing power, and unfavorable weather condition. The African air conditioner market decreased by 8.2% year on year in 2015 with market scale falling to .../images/up/News/2016525120947049.jpg
Nigeria commissions first hydrocarbon refrigerant plant
04/05/2016 According to the Nigerian Guardian, the Nigerian Federal Government, in collaboration with UNDP, has commissioned a pilot hydrocarbon refrigerant plant, in the village of Irolu in Ogun State. Ibrahim Jibril, Minister of State in the Federal Ministry of Environment, said the project wa.../images/up/News/20165719292273030.jpg
dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa expands into North Africa
INDEX North Africa the Big 5 Construct North Africa launch in a regional economy poised to record growth rate of 4 to 5 per cent by 2020 April 18, 2016 The company has collaborated with Elan Expo, a provider of professional organiser services for leading international trade shows, to launch INDEX.../images/up/News/201642017272457950.jpg
Kenya : Alternative energy supplies to refrigerate food
15/03/2016 Annually, 95 million liters of milk is lost in Kenya due to lack of refrigeration. Kenyan businesses are focusing more on reducing energy costs by applying sustainable energy, including solar power. In Kenya, the cost of energy per KWh is 17 cents, with prices doubling every few years.../images/up/News/201631818125295422.jpg
Counterfeits in Nigeria cost Danfoss $2m
February 28, 2016 NIGERIA: Counterfeit Danfoss compressors in Nigeria are reported to be costing the Danish manufacturer as much as US$2m per year. Speaking at a special Danfoss presentation in Lagos, Danfoss business development manager (Africa) Kolawole Omeyele described the number of counterf.../images/up/News/2016311843712364.jpg
Policy brief available to download: Developing the cold chain in the agrifood sector in sub-Saharan Africa
17/02/2016 A focus on the importance of the cold chain in reducing post-harvest losses Following a workshop organised by the FAO and the IIR in Yaounde, Cameroun, in 2012, the FAO and the IIR drafted joint two essential documents. An important step in joint IIR-FAO actions An important step in.../images/up/News/201621917553046150.jpg