Canadian Furnace Shipments up in 2Q 2009
Aug 20, 2009
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Residential furnace shipments in Canada increased 1% in 2Q 2009, said the HRAI Manufacturers Division of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI). Other sectors showed decreases including ductless splits shipments by 59%, unit heater shipments by 27%, residential air-conditioning shipments by 26%, commercial air-conditioning shipments by 25%, and chiller bookings by 1%.

HRAI said that:
• Commercial air-conditioning shipments decreased 25%, from 11,329 in 2Q 2008 to 8,466 in 2Q 2009. Year-to-date shipments decreased 22%, from 19,628 for 2Q 2008 to 15,233 for 2Q 2009.

• Residential air-conditioning shipments decreased 26% from 111,228 in 2Q 2008 to 81,805 in 2Q 2009. Year-to-date shipments decreased 28% from 150,287 for 2Q 2008 to 108,138 for 2Q 2009.

• Residential furnace shipments increased less than 1% from 59,986 in 2Q 2008 to 60,278 in 2Q 2009. Year-to-date shipments decreased 2% from 112,297 for 2Q 2008 to 109,618 for 2Q 2009.

• Unit heater shipments decreased by 27% from 7,352 in 2Q 2008 to 5,393 in 2Q 2009. Year-to-date shipments decreased 19% from 16,214 for 2Q 2008 to 13,127 for 2Q 2009.

• Ductless Split Systems shipments decreased by 59% from 25,362 in 2Q 2008 to 10,335 in 2Q 2009. Year-to-date shipments decreased 32% from 37,798 for 2Q 2008 to 25,697 for 2Q 2009.

• Chiller bookings decreased 1% from 182 in 2Q 2008 to 180 in 2Q 2009. Year-to-date shipments decreased 14% from 417 for 2Q 2008 to 358 for 2Q 2009.

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