Canadian Commercial AC Shipments Increase in 2Q 2008
Jul 30, 2008
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During the 2Q 2008, commercial air-conditioning shipments showed a largest gain, increasing 3%, according to the Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Institute of Canada(HRAI). Residential air-conditioning shipments showed the second largest gain, increasing by 1%. Other sectors showed decreases, including unit heaters, chiller bookings, ductless splits, and residential furnaces, HRAI said.

 
2Q units shipped
year-to-date units shipped
 
%
change
2007
2Q
2008
2Q
%
change
2007
YTD
2008
YTD
Commercial air-conditioning
3.4%
10,961
11,329
-3.6%
20,352
19,628
Residential air-conditioning
1.5%
109,626
111,228
-0.4%
150,919
150,287
Residential furnace
-4.7%
62,927
59,986
-6.9%
120,644
112,297
Unit heater shipments
-11.8%
8,331
7,352
2.6%
15,799
16,214
Ductless Split Systems
-7.9%
27,534
25,362
6.9%
35,351
37,798
Chillers*
-9.0%
200
182
4.0%
401
417

* HRAI reports chiller bookings instead of shipments

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