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 2.6 million units.
Ductless split units have moved into the mainstream in recent years and comprise nearly 85% of the market. This is because the price difference with window units is small and split units are more adaptable to various requirements.
Although it is generally thought that Africa has a very hot climate, heat pump systems are used in some regions during winter. Heat pump air conditioners accounted for about 30% of all air conditioners sold in North Africa in 2015. Countries in central Africa mainly apply cooling-only air conditioners.