HVAC Shipments in Canada to Decrease in 2009
Dec 1, 2008
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The Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) annual statistics forecast for the year 2009 projects that shipments of commercial air-conditioning will decrease by 2%, residential air-conditioning will also decrease by 5%, while residential furnace shipments will decrease by 6%, over the projected 2008 figures.

The 2007 actuals, projected 2008, and forecasted 2009 figures are:
• Commercial air-conditioning: Actual shipments in 2007 were 45,458. The projected year-end figure for 2008 shows decrease of 1% to 45,000, while the forecast for 2009 projects a 2% decrease to 44,000.
• Residential air-conditioning: Compared to the actual 2007 shipments of 227,349, the projected 2008 figure decreases by 2% to 223,000. The 2009 forecast decreases over 2008 by 5% to 212,000.
• Residential furnaces: Actual 2007 shipments were 318,964. The projected year-end figure for 2008 shows a decrease of 7% to 297,000. The forecast for 2009 decreases over 2008 by 6 % to 280,000.

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