Air Conditioners Exports by Country

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Worldwide sales for air conditioners exports by country totaled US$47.8 billion in 2018.

Overall, the value of air conditioners exports rose by an average 12.2% for all exporting countries since 2014 when international shipments of air conditioners were valued at $42.6 billion. Year over year, the value of exported air conditioners appreciated by 7.2% from 2017 to 2018.

Among continents, Asian countries sold the highest dollar worth of exported air conditioners during 2018 with shipments valued at $27.7 billion or 57.9% of the global total. In second place were European exporters at 26.7% while 14.8% of air conditioners shipments originated from North America.

Smaller percentages came from Africa (0.3%), Oceania (also at 0.2%) led by Australia and New Zealand, and Latin America (also 0.2%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean.

For research purposes, the 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 8415 for air conditioners.

Air Conditioners Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of air conditioners during 2018.

  1. China: US$16.5 billion (34.4% of exported air conditioners)
  2. Thailand: $5.3 billion (11.1%)
  3. Mexico: $3.9 billion (8%)
  4. United States: $2.7 billion (5.6%)
  5. Germany: $1.9 billion (4.1%)
  6. Italy: $1.8 billion (3.8%)
  7. Czech Republic: $1.8 billion (3.8%)
  8. Japan: $1.3 billion (2.8%)
  9. South Korea: $1.3 billion (2.7%)
  10. Malaysia: $1.3 billion (2.7%)
  11. Netherlands: $1.1 billion (2.4%)
  12. Belgium: $940.6 million (2%)
  13. Spain: $696.4 million (1.5%)
  14. Hong Kong: $693.8 million (1.5%)
  15. United Kingdom: $612.5 million (1.3%)

The listed 15 countries furnished 87.5% of all air conditioners exported during 2018 (by value).

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing air conditioners exporters since 2014 were: Netherlands (up 84%), Mexico (up 35.4%), Spain (up 29.7%) and China (up 25.2%).

Five countries posted declines in their exported air conditioners sales namely: Japan (down -12.6%), South Korea (down -11.8%), Hong Kong (down -4.3%), Belgium (down -1.6%) and United States (down -0.8%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for air conditioners during 2018. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the surplus between the value of each country’s exported air conditioners and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. China: US$15.7 billion (net export surplus up 26.3% since 2014)
  2. Thailand: $4.9 billion (up 13.5%)
  3. Mexico: $2.6 billion (up 41.7%)
  4. Czech Republic: $1.3 billion (up 9.7%)
  5. Malaysia: $983.6 million (up 11.3%)
  6. South Korea: $605.6 million (down -39.6%)
  7. Netherlands: $286.7 million (up 1907.9%)
  8. Italy: $262.4 million (down -25.9%)
  9. Slovakia: $215.5 million (up 31.1%)
  10. Belgium: $125.3 million (down -7.9%)
  11. Lithuania: $77.1 million (up 9.3%)
  12. Denmark: $59.9 million (up 24.3%)
  13. Poland: $39.2 million (reversing a -$69.1 million deficit)
  14. Hungary: $35.9 million (up 2.7%)
  15. Tokelau: $7,000 (down -90.4%)

The People’s Republic of China has the highest surplus in the international trade of air conditioners. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms strong Chinese competitive advantages for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for air conditioners during 2018. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the deficit between the value of each country’s imported air conditioners purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$6.6 billion (net export deficit up 49.1% since 2014)
  2. Japan: -$1.3 billion (up 12.1%)
  3. India: -$1.2 billion (up 69.4%)
  4. Australia: -$1.1 billion (up 17.3%)
  5. France: -$1.1 billion (up 45.7%)
  6. Canada: -$1 billion (down -8.1%)
  7. Vietnam: -$969.5 million (up 92.4%)
  8. United Arab Emirates: -$942.6 million (up 36.9%)
  9. Russia: -$761.7 million (down -34.7%)
  10. Saudi Arabia: -$746.6 million (down -1.8%)
  11. Spain: -$660.9 million (up 51.8%)
  12. Iraq: -$554.9 million (up 3349.4%)
  13. Indonesia: -$551.1 million (down -0.3%)
  14. Brazil: -$427.2 million (down -41.4%)
  15. United Kingdom: -$410.5 million (down -16.3%)

The United States of America incurred the highest deficit in the international trade of air conditioners. In turn, this negative cashflow confirms America’s strong competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for air conditioners-supplying countries that help satisfy the powerful demand.

Brands

Top 10 Air Conditioner Brands

According to adjudication criteria established by ASM All Systems Mechanical, below are the 10 brands for air conditioners.

  • Amana Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Bryant Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Carrier Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Day and Night Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment
  • Goodman Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Lennox Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Mitsubishi Electric Ductless Split Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Rheem Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Trane Heating and Air Conditioning
  • York Heating and Air Conditioning


 

Searchable List of Air Conditioners Exporting Countries in 2018

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RankExporterAir Conditioners Exports (US$)%World Total
1.China$16.5 billion34.4%
2.Thailand$5.3 billion11.1%
3.Mexico$3.9 billion8%
4.United States$2.7 billion5.6%
5.Germany$1.9 billion4.1%
6.Italy$1.8 billion3.8%
7.Czech Republic$1.8 billion3.8%
8.Japan$1.3 billion2.8%
9.South Korea$1.3 billion2.7%
10.Malaysia$1.3 billion2.7%
11.Netherlands$1.1 billion2.4%
12.Belgium$940.6 million2%
13.Spain$696.4 million1.5%
14.Hong Kong$693.8 million1.5%
15.United Kingdom$612.5 million1.3%
16.France$611.2 million1.3%
17.Poland$567.7 million1.2%
18.Canada$551.1 million1.2%
19.Slovakia$463.1 million1%
20.Hungary$400 million0.8%
21.Turkey$318.1 million0.7%
22.Austria$315.8 million0.7%
23.Sweden$308.3 million0.6%
24.Singapore$279.4 million0.6%
25.Philippines$215.8 million0.5%
26.Denmark$190.5 million0.4%
27.India$162.1 million0.3%
28.Lithuania$157.3 million0.3%
29.Romania$150.3 million0.3%
30.Taiwan$93.3 million0.2%
31.Jordan$86.4 million0.2%
32.Slovenia$69.4 million0.1%
33.Greece$67.9 million0.1%
34.South Africa$63.4 million0.1%
35.Brazil$59.5 million0.1%
36.Portugal$59 million0.1%
37.Russia$55.4 million0.1%
38.Bulgaria$54.6 million0.1%
39.Indonesia$53.5 million0.1%
40.Finland$47.8 million0.1%
41.Latvia$46.6 million0.1%
42.Australia$46.2 million0.1%
43.Switzerland$44.9 million0.1%
44.New Zealand$44.1 million0.1%
45.Croatia$42.7 million0.1%
46.Ireland$40.8 million0.1%
47.Estonia$35 million0.1%
48.Egypt$31.3 million0.1%
49.Israel$29.7 million0.1%
50.United Arab Emirates$22.4 million0.05%
51.Vietnam$21.8 million0.05%
52.Norway$20 million0.04%
53.Malta$19.4 million0.04%
54.Ukraine$15.9 million0.03%
55.Tunisia$15.2 million0.03%
56.Serbia$11.3 million0.02%
57.Colombia$8.8 million0.02%
58.Ethiopia$8.7 million0.02%
59.Belarus$7 million0.01%
60.Panama$4.9 million0.01%
61.Saudi Arabia$3.8 million0.01%
62.Luxembourg$3.3 million0.01%
63.Chile$3.2 million0.01%
64.Lebanon$3.1 million0.01%
65.Morocco$2.7 million0.01%
66.Cyprus$2.5 million0.01%
67.Bahrain$2.4 million0.01%
68.Cambodia$2.1 million0.004%
69.Iran$1.8 million0.004%
70.Argentina$1.6 million0.003%
71.Kyrgyzstan$1.1 million0.002%
72.Kazakhstan$1.1 million0.002%
73.Georgia$1 million0.002%
74.Sri Lanka$891,0000.002%
75.Uzbekistan$880,0000.002%
76.Fiji$713,0000.001%
77.Peru$706,0000.001%
78.Bosnia/Herzegovina$698,0000.001%
79.Oman$689,0000.001%
80.Moldova$577,0000.001%
81.Namibia$523,0000.001%
82.Macao$510,0000.001%
83.Dominican Republic$495,0000.001%
84.Seychelles$469,0000.001%
85.Andorra$460,0000.001%
86.Algeria$432,0000.001%
87.Pakistan$409,0000.001%
88.Costa Rica$352,0000.001%
89.Trinidad/Tobago$337,0000.001%
90.Guatemala$328,0000.001%
91.Nicaragua$309,0000.001%
92.Cameroon$306,0000.001%
93.Qatar$303,0000.001%
94.Kuwait$276,0000.001%
95.Mauritius$274,0000.001%
96.Uganda$228,0000.0005%
97.North Macedonia$215,0000.0004%
98.Ecuador$211,0000.0004%
99.Benin$207,0000.0004%
100.Uruguay$207,0000.0004%
101.North Korea$201,0000.0004%
102.Honduras$197,0000.0004%
103.Botswana$179,0000.0004%
104.Togo$178,0000.0004%
105.Madagascar$172,0000.0004%
106.Sierra Leone$170,0000.0004%
107.El Salvador$160,0000.0003%
108.Tanzania$151,0000.0003%
109.Ivory Coast$128,0000.0003%
110.Niger$120,0000.0003%
111.Mozambique$113,0000.0002%
112.Antigua/Barbuda$81,0000.0002%
113.Zambia$77,0000.0002%
114.Myanmar (Burma)$75,0000.0002%
115.Maldives$70,0000.0001%
116.Burkina Faso$59,0000.0001%
117.Gabon$57,0000.0001%
118.Ghana$39,0000.0001%
119.Central African Rep$37,0000.0001%
120.Brunei Darussalam$37,0000.0001%
121.Montenegro$35,0000.0001%
122.Curaçao$35,0000.0001%
123.Barbados$32,0000.0001%
124.Afghanistan$31,0000.0001%
125.Faroe Islands$31,0000.0001%
126.Senegal$31,0000.0001%
127.Kenya$27,0000.0001%
128.Paraguay$26,0000.0001%
129.Venezuela$23,0000.00005%
130.Sudan$23,0000.00005%
131.Eswatini$23,0000.00005%
132.Armenia$23,0000.00005%
133.Cook Islands$22,0000.00005%
134.Cuba$22,0000.00005%
135.Timor-Leste$22,0000.00005%
136.Malawi$21,0000.00004%
137.Iraq$20,0000.00004%
138.Angola$20,0000.00004%
139.Mali$19,0000.00004%
140.Tajikistan$19,0000.00004%
141.Azerbaijan$18,0000.00004%
142.Jamaica$16,0000.00003%
143.Bangladesh$14,0000.00003%
144.Turkmenistan$14,0000.00003%
145.US Minor Outlying Is$14,0000.00003%
146.Albania$13,0000.00003%
147.Guinea$13,0000.00003%
148.Bahamas$11,0000.00002%
149.Gibraltar$10,0000.00002%
150.Iceland$8,0000.00002%
151.Tokelau$7,0000.00001%
152.Belize$6,0000.00001%
153.Eritrea$6,0000.00001%
154.St Vincent/Grenadines$5,0000.00001%
155.Saint Kitts/Nevis$4,0000.00001%
156.Lesotho$4,0000.00001%
157.St Maarten (Dutch)$3,0000.00001%
158.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$3,0000.00001%
159.Zimbabwe$3,0000.00001%
160.Papua New Guinea$2,0000.000004%
161.Syrian Arab Republic$2,0000.000004%
162.Samoa$2,0000.000004%
163.Congo$2,0000.000004%
164.Cayman Islands$2,0000.000004%
165.Micronesia$2,0000.000004%
166.Mongolia$2,0000.000004%
167.Montserrat$1,0000.000002%
168.Liberia$1,0000.000002%
169.Aruba$1,0000.000002%
170.Nauru$1,0000.000002%
171.Guyana$1,0000.000002%
172.British Virgin Islands$1,0000.000002%
173.Bhutan$1,0000.000002%
174.Rwanda$1,0000.000002%


See also Electronic Circuit Component Exports by Country and Electricity Exports by Country

Research Sources:
ASM All Systems Mechanical, Top 10 Air Conditioner Brands of 2017. Accessed on June 8, 2018

Forbes Global 2000 rankings, The World’s Biggest Public Companies. Accessed on May 28, 2019

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 28, 2019

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 28, 2019

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 28, 2019