Air Conditioners Exports by Country

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Worldwide sales from air conditioners exports by country totaled US$43.7 billion in 2017.

Overall, the value of air conditioners exports rose by an average 4.5% for all exporting countries since 2013 when international shipments of air conditioners were valued at $41.9 billion. Year over year, the value of exported air conditioners appreciated by 5.6% from 2016 to 2017.

Among continents, Asian countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported air conditioners during 2017 with shipments valued at $25.5 billion or 58.4% of the global total. In second place were European exporters at 26.1% while 14.8% of air conditioners shipments originated from North America.

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

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 2017.

  1. China: US$14.7 billion (33.7% of exported air conditioners)
  2. Thailand: $4.8 billion (11%)
  3. Mexico: $3.4 billion (7.9%)
  4. United States: $2.6 billion (5.8%)
  5. Czech Republic: $1.8 billion (4.2%)
  6. Germany: $1.8 billion (4.1%)
  7. Italy: $1.7 billion (3.9%)
  8. South Korea: $1.4 billion (3.1%)
  9. Malaysia: $1.3 billion (2.9%)
  10. Japan: $1.2 billion (2.8%)
  11. Belgium: $868.4 million (2%)
  12. Netherlands: $795.8 million (1.8%)
  13. Hong Kong: $740.4 million (1.7%)
  14. France: $563.5 million (1.3%)
  15. United Kingdom: $550.6 million (1.3%)

The listed 15 countries furnished 87.4% of all air conditioners exported during 2017 (by value).

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing air conditioners exporters since 2013 were: Mexico (up 60.9%), Netherlands (up 38.5%), United Kingdom (up 27.9%) and China (up 11.4%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported air conditioners sales were led by: Japan (down -21.4%), France (down -20.2%), Belgium (down -17.4%), Germany (down -8.4%) and the United States (down -5.5%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for air conditioners during 2017. 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$14 billion (net export surplus up 12.2% since 2013)
  2. Thailand: $4.4 billion (up 5.8%)
  3. Mexico: $2.3 billion (up 81.5%)
  4. Czech Republic: $1.3 billion (up 13.6%)
  5. Malaysia: $994.1 million (up 3.8%)
  6. South Korea: $774.6 million (down -25.2%)
  7. Italy: $376.1 million (up 9.7%)
  8. Slovakia: $178.9 million (up 73.4%)
  9. Netherlands: $125.7 million (up 144%)
  10. Belgium: $100.2 million (down -48.6%)
  11. Denmark: $49.9 million (down -1.6%)
  12. Lithuania: $44.6 million (down -30%)
  13. Hungary: $34.3 million (down -61.2%)
  14. Sweden: $23.6 million (down -86%)
  15. Poland: $19.4 million (down -19.1%)

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 2017. 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$5.5 billion (net export deficit up 63.8% since 2013)
  2. Australia: -$1.11 billion (up 21.5%)
  3. Japan: -$1.06 billion (down -23.5%)
  4. Saudi Arabia: -$1.05 billion (up 23.1%)
  5. Canada: -$938.4 million (down -16%)
  6. Vietnam: -$914.9 million (up 102%)
  7. France: -$878.5 million (up 27.9%)
  8. United Arab Emirates: -$868 million (up 51.8%)
  9. Russia: -$790.2 million (down -40.4%)
  10. Spain: -$700.2 million (up 112.2%)
  11. India: -$574.3 million (down -24.7%)
  12. Iraq: -$497.3 million (no 2013 data)
  13. Turkey: -$484.6 million (up 13.9%)
  14. United Kingdom: -$439.1 million (down -19.2%)
  15. Brazil: -$401.2 million (down -41.4%)

The United States has 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

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RankExporter2017 Air Conditioners Exports% World Total
1.ChinaUS$14.7 billion33.7%
2.Thailand$4.8 billion11%
3.Mexico$3.4 billion7.9%
4.United States$2.6 billion5.8%
5.Czech Republic$1.8 billion4.2%
6.Germany$1.8 billion4.1%
7.Italy$1.7 billion3.9%
8.South Korea$1.4 billion3.1%
9.Malaysia$1.3 billion2.9%
10.Japan$1.2 billion2.8%
11.Belgium$868.4 million2%
12.Netherlands$795.8 million1.8%
13.Hong Kong$740.4 million1.7%
14.France$563.5 million1.3%
15.United Kingdom$550.6 million1.3%
16.Spain$528.7 million1.2%
17.Canada$469.8 million1.1%
18.Poland$459.7 million1.1%
19.Slovakia$404.5 million0.9%
20.Hungary$362.6 million0.8%
21.Sweden$281.9 million0.6%
22.Singapore$267.7 million0.6%
23.Austria$245.5 million0.6%
24.Turkey$206.7 million0.5%
25.Philippines$193.9 million0.4%
26.Denmark$160.6 million0.4%
27.United Arab Emirates$155.6 million0.4%
28.Romania$153.4 million0.4%
29.Lithuania$137.9 million0.3%
30.India$110 million0.3%
31.Taiwan$90.1 million0.2%
32.Jordan$83 million0.2%
33.Saudi Arabia$80.1 million0.2%
34.Bahrain$72.7 million0.2%
35.South Africa$70.2 million0.2%
36.Brazil$61.4 million0.1%
37.Slovenia$59.7 million0.1%
38.Bulgaria$58.7 million0.1%
39.Greece$57.3 million0.1%
40.Portugal$54 million0.1%
41.Egypt$52.3 million0.1%
42.Latvia$50.2 million0.1%
43.Finland$48.2 million0.1%
44.Russia$47 million0.1%
45.New Zealand$45.6 million0.1%
46.Switzerland$44.1 million0.1%
47.Israel$38.8 million0.1%
48.Indonesia$35.3 million0.1%
49.Australia$32.8 million0.1%
50.Ireland$31.9 million0.1%
51.Croatia$31.7 million0.1%
52.Estonia$27.4 million0.1%
53.Vietnam$26.8 million0.1%
54.Oman$18.1 million0.04%
55.Norway$18 million0.04%
56.Tunisia$16 million0.04%
57.Malta$14.9 million0.03%
58.Serbia$11.6 million0.03%
59.Panama$10.1 million0.02%
60.Colombia$9.7 million0.02%
61.Kuwait$9.5 million0.02%
62.Ukraine$8.6 million0.02%
63.Chile$3.2 million0.01%
64.Belarus$2.8 million0.01%
65.Morocco$2.7 million0.01%
66.Argentina$2.6 million0.01%
67.Kazakhstan$2.1 million0.005%
68.Luxembourg$1.8 million0.004%
69.Lebanon$1.4 million0.003%
70.Cyprus$1.4 million0.003%
71.Georgia$1.3 million0.003%
72.Seychelles$1.2 million0.003%
73.Kenya$1 million0.002%
74.Cambodia$957,0000.002%
75.Macao$809,0000.002%
76.Tajikistan$704,0000.002%
77.Algeria$626,0000.001%
78.Peru$599,0000.001%
79.Uzbekistan$569,0000.001%
80.Iran$515,0000.001%
81.Pakistan$446,0000.001%
82.Kyrgyzstan$444,0000.001%
83.Moldova$421,0000.001%
84.Bosnia/Herzegovina$416,0000.001%
85.Sri Lanka$414,0000.001%
86.Azerbaijan$384,0000.001%
87.Uganda$335,0000.001%
88.Guatemala$307,0000.001%
89.Iceland$304,0000.001%
90.El Salvador$291,0000.001%
91.Costa Rica$273,0000.001%
92.Montenegro$210,0000.0005%
93.Botswana$207,0000.0005%
94.Dominican Rep$167,0000.0004%
95.Curaçao$155,0000.0004%
96.Madagascar$148,0000.0003%
97.Mali$144,0000.0003%
98.French Polynesia$132,0000.0003%
99.North Korea$128,0000.0003%
100.Qatar$119,0000.0003%
101.Belize$107,0000.0002%
102.Jamaica$106,0000.0002%
103.Yemen$105,0000.0002%
104.Macedonia$99,0000.0002%
105.Paraguay$99,0000.0002%
106.Palestine$91,0000.0002%
107.Ecuador$88,0000.0002%
108.Tanzania$87,0000.0002%
109.Congo$86,0000.0002%
110.Haiti$86,0000.0002%
111.Bahamas$70,0000.0002%
112.Uruguay$65,0000.0001%
113.Cameroon$62,0000.0001%
114.Guyana$62,0000.0001%
115.Honduras$57,0000.0001%
116.Barbados$50,0000.0001%
117.Cayman Islands$50,0000.0001%
118.Andorra$48,0000.0001%
119.Namibia$44,0000.0001%
120.Brunei Darussalam$43,0000.0001%
121.Trinidad/Tobago$43,0000.0001%
122.Niger$41,0000.0001%
123.US Minor Outlying Is$38,0000.0001%
124.Saint Helena$33,0000.0001%
125.Saint Lucia$31,0000.0001%
126.Mauritius$29,0000.0001%
127.Bangladesh$27,0000.0001%
128.Fiji$27,0000.0001%
129.Maldives$26,0000.0001%
130.Papua New Guinea$26,0000.0001%
131.Zimbabwe$22,0000.0001%
132.Nicaragua$21,0000.00005%
133.Cuba$21,0000.00005%
134.Sierra Leone$19,0000.00004%
135.Togo$19,0000.00004%
136.Albania$17,0000.00004%
137.Myanmar (Burma)$17,0000.00004%
138.Mozambique$15,0000.00003%
139.Swaziland$15,0000.00003%
140.Venezuela$12,0000.00003%
141.Lesotho$12,0000.00003%
142.Antigua/Barbuda$12,0000.00003%
143.Syria$11,0000.00003%
144.Suriname$10,0000.00002%
145.Laos$10,0000.00002%
146.New Caledonia$10,0000.00002%
147.Ghana$8,0000.00002%
148.Iraq$7,0000.00002%
149.Samoa$7,0000.00002%
150.Zambia$7,0000.00002%
151.Turkmenistan$5,0000.00001%
152.Sudan$5,0000.00001%
153.Côte d'Ivoire$5,0000.00001%
154.Aruba$5,0000.00001%
155.Rwanda$4,0000.00001%
156.St Maarten (Dutch)$3,0000.00001%
157.Bermuda$3,0000.00001%
158.Bolivia$3,0000.00001%
159.Equatorial Guinea$3,0000.00001%
160.Gabon$2,0000.000005%
161.Comoros$2,0000.000005%
162.Armenia$2,0000.000005%
163.Afghanistan$2,0000.000005%
164.Gibraltar$2,0000.000005%
165.Guinea$2,0000.000005%
166.Marshall Islands$1,0000.000002%
167.Malawi$1,0000.000002%
168.Bhutan$1,0000.000002%
169.Cabo Verde$1,0000.000002%
170.Dominica$1,0000.000002%
171.Ethiopia$1,0000.000002%
172.St. Pierre/Miquelon$1,0000.000002%
173.Anguilla$1,0000.000002%
174.Sao Tome/Principe$1,0000.000002%


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

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on June 8, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 8, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on June 8, 2018

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