JARN estimates that the global air conditioner market in 2016 reached 114 million units, indicating 5.5% year-on-year growth, which boosted demand for rotary compressors that are mostly applied in RACs. In 2016, global demand for rotary compressors amounted to 140 million units, indicating 11.2% year-on-year growth.
Most manufacturers have recovered and achieved the sales level of two years ago, and busy production was seen even during the off-season in the air conditioner industry. Japanese air conditioner manufacturers have increased investment in South-east Asia, which is expected to lead growth in the rotary compressor market in the region.
Twin-rotary technology has expanded the capacity and applications and inverter technology has been raised the efficiency of compressors.