Canadian HVAC Q3 Shipments
Oct 31, 2005
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Third quarter statistical results released today by the Heating, Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) show Canadian residential air-conditioning shipments with increasing by 135 percent. Commercial air-conditioning shipments showed the second largest gain, increasing by 8 percent over the third quarter of 2004. All other sectors showed decreases, including residential furnace shipments by 7 percent, unit heater shipments by 9 percent and chiller bookings by 21 percent.

  • Commercial air-conditioning shipments increased 8 percent, from 11,594 units in the third quarter of 2004 to 12,465 in the third quarter of 2005. Year-to-date shipments increased by 2 percent, from 31,026 for the third quarter 2004 to 31,715 for the third quarter of 2005.

  • Residential air-conditioning shipments increased 135 percent from 38,045 units in the third quarter of 2004 to 89,291 in the third quarter of 2005. Year-to-date shipments increased by 12 percent, from 224,575 for the third quarter 2004 to 251,831 for the third quarter 2005.

  • HRAI reported that a calculation error in the residential air-conditioning shipments for the second quarter resulting in an actual decrease of 17 percent, not 12 percent as previously reported.

  • Residential furnace shipments decreased 7 percent from 90,860 units in the third quarter of 2004 to 84,503 in the third quarter of 2005. Year-to-date shipments decreased by 8 percent, from 215,085 for the third quarter 2004 to 198,879 for the third quarter 2005.

  • Unit heater shipments decreased by 9 percent from 11,400 units in the third quarter of 2004 to 10,405 in the third quarter of 2005. Year-to-date shipments decreased by less than 1 percent, from 26,387 for the third quarter 2004 to 26,335 for the third quarter 2005.

  • Chiller bookings decreased 21 percent from 188 units in the third quarter of 2004 to 149 in the third quarter of 2005. Year-to-date bookings increased by 8 percent from 563 for third quarter 2004 to 610 for the third quarter 2005.

    HRAI Definitions

  • "Residential air-conditioning" means split system air-conditioning and heat pumps up to 5 tons
  • including ductless split systems, "commercial air-conditioning" means rooftops (combination heat/cool), packaged cooling and packaged heat pumps
  • "furnace" means residential forced air furnaces of all types (gas, oil, electric and combination)
  • "chillers" include large tonnage liquid, reciprocating liquid and absorption chillers
  • "unit heater" means self-contained automatically controlled vented units limited to heating of non-residential space and also includes duct furnaces

    An expansion factor has been included to compensate for the non-participating portion of the market.

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