Reported by Asociacion de Fabricantes de Equiopos de Climatizacion (AFEC)
The general economic indicators for 2015 showed upturns in almost all economic sectors in Spain. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of construction, both residential and non-residential, increased slightly after several years of continued decline. The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) has remained at values close to 0%, and unemployment rates decreased compared with 2014.
From a climatological point of view, 2015 was extremely hot, with a long summer during which Spain experienced the highest temperatures recorded in many years. This situation triggered a surge in sales of residential air conditioners, which are very sensitive to seasonal effects.