6. Centrifugal Compressors
World market scale for centrifugal chillers is estimated at 15,500 units in 2015, a year-on-year increase of 4.3%. Impacted by decelerated growth in newly emerging markets, actual demands for centrifugal compressors in the global market was decreased slightly year on year in 2015.
The major markets for centrifugal compressors are the United States, China, South Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. The China market fell by 13% in 2015 while the U.S. market saw slight growth.
Most centrifugal compressors are made for chiller applications. Centrifugal chiller manufacturers generally manufacture their own compressors and do not sell them to other manufacturers. However, Korean and Taiwanese compressor manufacturers sell centrifugal compressors on a stand-alone basis.