JARN News

2017.01.24

Mitsubishi Electric Unveils New Products during Press Confer

On August 23, 2016, Mitsubishi Electric held a press conference during which the company unveiled new Kirigamine series of room air conditioners (RACs).   The new Kirigamine RAC models have impro...

2017.01.24

JCI-Hitachi Holds Shipment Ceremony for Its New Series RACs

On October 27, 2016, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air conditioning (JCI-Hitachi) held a ceremony celebrating shipments of its new series of Shirokuma-kun room air conditioners (RACs) at its Tochigi Factor...

2017.01.24

Daikin Releases New Uru-Sara 7 Featuring More Comfort and Tw

On November 1, 2016, Daikin began releasing the Uru-Sara 7 R series models adopting not only the conventional circulation airstream but also Daikin’s own vertical airstream for space cooling, which ha...

2017.01.24

4 |2 INDONESIA

Reported by Yoshiharu Osumi, HVAC&R Advisor, Indonesia Markets for many consumer durables have continued to dwindle after peaking in 2013. After showing a continuous downturn through the first hal...

2017.01.24

4 CONTRIBUTIONS: 4 |1 FRANCE

Reported by Susan Phalippou,JARN’s France Correspondent The French air conditioner market is influenced by a number of factors, including the number of new homes and commercial premises built or renov...

2017.01.24

3 TECHNICAL TRENDS

RAC and PAC product and technology trends   Room air conditioners (RACs) and packaged air conditioners (PACs) ac-count for a large proportion of the air conditioning equipment in the market. New ...

2017.01.23

2 11 AFRICA

The African air conditioner market in 2016 surpassed 2.8 million units, an increase of 8.3% compared with 2015. Nigeria, Egypt, and South Africa are major markets in this region.   Ductless split...

2017.01.23

2 |10 LATIN AMERICA

Economic recession in Latin America over the past two years obliged many international companies, including U.S. and Japanese companies, to close local businesses and withdraw from the local market. I...

2017.01.23

2 |9 MIDDLE EAST

Political instability has affected the Middle East for a long time, and its air conditioner market has lost the strong growth momentum experienced in the past.   The Middle Eastern air conditione...

2017.01.23

2 |8 AUSTRALIA

Australia is a mature and stable market dominated by Japanese brands. No big fluctuations were seen in the 2016 market, which recorded sales of 887,000 units with 2.0% growth compared with 2015. Heat ...

2017.01.23

2 7 KOREA

A hot summer pushed up Korea’s air conditioner demand in 2016. It is estimated that RAC and PAC in-creased by 35% and 21% year on year respectively, and the air conditioner market reached 2.46 million units.   The air conditioner penetration rate stood at 70% in the country, lower than that of televisions, refrigerators, and washing machines.   Electricity rates are high in the country, ...

 
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