3. Scroll Compressors
Global demand on scroll compressors for air conditioners slumped in 2015, showing 9.4% decrease year on year. As the world’s largest market, the United States grew by 2.1% while China as the second largest market in the world, suffered 12.9% decrease. Impacted by adverse economic and weather conditions, China also faced huge inventory from the previous year. Brazilian market shrank sharply by 35% against expectation, due to a gloomy macroeconomic situation.
Scroll compressors can be used in a broad range of applications, including RACs, PACs, VRF systems, and chillers in the air conditioning sector as well as ATW heat pumps and refrigeration systems including freezers.
Scroll compressor applications tended to vary somewhat by region. In the United States, they were used in unitary air conditioners and rooftop systems, and in Asia they were mostly used in PACs, chillers, and VRFs. Meanwhile in Europe, they were applied to the refrigeration sector. In emerging countries, growth in the scroll compressor market was getting a boost from surging demand for PACs, VRFs, and modular chillers as well as refrigeration systems.