AFPAC, the French heat pump association, has published initial data on sales in 2016. In 2016, a total of 2,597 ground-source heat pumps were sold. Sales of ATW heat pumps reached 74,595 units in 2016, while sales of air-to-air (ATA) heat pumps reached 45,000 units. A total of 2,700 hybrid systems were sold. Sales of heat pumps used to produce domestic hot water reached 80,753 units in 2016.
AFPAC will be publishing full details on trends in the near future. Currently, around 24,000 people work in the heat pump sector in France, and the country has 20 production sites. The French heat pump market was worth ?2.55 million (US$ 2.7 million) in 2016.