Air Conditioners Exports by Country

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Global sales from air conditioners exports by country totaled US$41.1 billion in 2016.

Overall, the value of air conditioners exports were up by an average 3.7% for all exporting countries since 2012 when air conditioners shipments were valued at $39.6 billion. Year over year, the value of exported air conditioners appreciated by 3.4% from 2015 to 2016.

Among continents, Asian countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported air conditioners during 2016 with shipments valued at $24.1 billion or 58.5% of the global total. In second place were European exporters at 25.5% while 15.3% of worldwide air conditioners shipments originated from North America.

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for air conditioners is 8415.

Air Conditioners Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of air conditioners during 2016:

  1. China: US$13.1 billion (32% of total air conditioners exports)
  2. Thailand: $4.8 billion (11.8%)
  3. Mexico: $3.1 billion (7.6%)
  4. United States: $2.7 billion (6.6%)
  5. Czech Republic: $1.8 billion (4.5%)
  6. Germany: $1.6 billion (3.9%)
  7. Italy: $1.4 billion (3.5%)
  8. South Korea: $1.4 billion (3.3%)
  9. Malaysia: $1.3 billion (3.2%)
  10. Japan: $1.2 billion (3%)
  11. Belgium: $875.6 million (2.1%)
  12. Hong Kong: $649.7 million (1.6%)
  13. France: $632 million (1.5%)
  14. Netherlands: $548.1 million (1.3%)
  15. United Kingdom: $510.6 million (1.2%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 87.3% of all air conditioners exports in 2016 (by value).

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing air conditioners exporters since 2012 were: Mexico (up 70.7%), Czech Republic (up 25.5%), Thailand (up 18.7%) and Malaysia (up 14.3%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported air conditioners sales were led by: Japan (down -35.9%), Germany (down -16.7%), Hong Kong (down -11.8%), Italy (down -5.6%) and Belgium (down -2.2%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for air conditioners during 2016. 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$12.4 billion (net export surplus up 3.2% since 2012)
  2. Thailand: $4.4 billion (up 19.5%)
  3. Mexico: $2 billion (up 115.1%)
  4. Czech Republic: $1.3 billion (up 24.1%)
  5. Malaysia: $1 billion (up 10.6%)
  6. South Korea: $911.8 million (up 0.9%)
  7. Belgium: $130.2 million (down -35.3%)
  8. Slovakia: $114.5 million (up 352.7%)
  9. Netherlands: $89.2 million (down -352.4%)
  10. Italy: $82.3 million (down -80.1%)
  11. Sweden: $61.8 million (down -66.2%)
  12. Lithuania: $51 million (down -26.9%)
  13. Denmark: $23.5 million (down -62.4%)
  14. Bahrain: $19.3 million (down -74.6%)
  15. Latvia: $385,000 (down -102.1%)

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 2016. 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$4.6 billion (net export deficit up 51.4% since 2012)
  2. Saudi Arabia: -$1.1 billion (up 31.3%)
  3. Japan: -$1 billion (down -4.1%)
  4. Canada: -$986.1 million (down -9.9%)
  5. Vietnam: -$932.4 million (up 216.9%)
  6. Australia: -$905.4 million (down -3.7%)
  7. United Arab Emirates: -$775.4 million (up 26.5%)
  8. India: -$731.4 million (down -14.2%)
  9. Spain: -$704.2 million (up 78.5%)
  10. France: -$700.7 million (down -1.9%)
  11. Russia: -$647 million (down -55.1%)
  12. Indonesia: -$519 million (down -17%)
  13. Iran: -$441.4 million (down -13.9%)
  14. Turkey: -$439 million (up 39.9%)
  15. Iraq: -$428.4 million (up 78.9%)

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.

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


 

Searchable List of Air Conditioners Exporting Countries

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RankExporter2016 Air Conditioners Exports% World Total
1.ChinaUS$13.1 billion32%
2.Thailand$4.8 billion11.8%
3.Mexico$3.1 billion7.6%
4.United States$2.7 billion6.6%
5.Czech Republic$1.8 billion4.5%
6.Germany$1.6 billion3.9%
7.Italy$1.4 billion3.5%
8.South Korea$1.4 billion3.3%
9.Malaysia$1.3 billion3.2%
10.Japan$1.2 billion3%
11.Belgium$875.6 million2.1%
12.Hong Kong$649.7 million1.6%
13.France$632 million1.5%
14.Netherlands$548.1 million1.3%
15.United Kingdom$510.6 million1.2%
16.Spain$478.3 million1.2%
17.Canada$448.2 million1.1%
18.Poland$374.2 million0.9%
19.Hungary$351.1 million0.9%
20.Slovakia$334.8 million0.8%
21.Singapore$323.4 million0.8%
22.Sweden$297.4 million0.7%
23.Austria$230.5 million0.6%
24.Turkey$194.9 million0.5%
25.Philippines$188.2 million0.5%
26.United Arab Emirates$176.5 million0.4%
27.Romania$160.6 million0.4%
28.India$128.9 million0.3%
29.Saudi Arabia$127.1 million0.3%
30.Denmark$117.9 million0.3%
31.Lithuania$112.7 million0.3%
32.Taiwan$98.1 million0.2%
33.Bahrain$82.2 million0.2%
34.Jordan$69.5 million0.2%
35.Greece$60 million0.1%
36.South Africa$57.4 million0.1%
37.Bulgaria$54.1 million0.1%
38.Switzerland$47.8 million0.1%
39.Brazil$46 million0.1%
40.Portugal$44.9 million0.1%
41.New Zealand$43.5 million0.1%
42.Finland$43.2 million0.1%
43.Slovenia$43 million0.1%
44.Latvia$41 million0.1%
45.Australia$40.1 million0.1%
46.Egypt$39.1 million0.1%
47.Ireland$36.9 million0.1%
48.Russia$36.1 million0.1%
49.Israel$35.6 million0.1%
50.Norway$31.2 million0.1%
51.Estonia$30.3 million0.1%
52.Vietnam$28.4 million0.1%
53.Indonesia$26.9 million0.1%
54.Croatia$26.1 million0.1%
55.Panama$15.8 million0.04%
56.Malta$15.7 million0.04%
57.Tunisia$14.3 million0.03%
58.Serbia$11.5 million0.03%
59.Oman$9.4 million0.02%
60.Kuwait$8.3 million0.02%
61.Chile$6.9 million0.02%
62.Ukraine$6.7 million0.02%
63.Belarus$5.4 million0.01%
64.Colombia$5.3 million0.01%
65.Luxembourg$3.1 million0.01%
66.Argentina$2.9 million0.01%
67.Seychelles$2.9 million0.01%
68.Armenia$1.8 million0.004%
69.Kazakhstan$1.6 million0.004%
70.Turks /Caicos Is$1.4 million0.004%
71.Moldova$1.4 million0.003%
72.Brunei Darussalam$1.4 million0.003%
73.Morocco$1.2 million0.003%
74.North Korea$1.2 million0.003%
75.Lebanon$991,0000.002%
76.Honduras$979,0000.002%
77.Senegal$971,0000.002%
78.Marshall Islands$807,0000.002%
79.Uzbekistan$762,0000.002%
80.Costa Rica$753,0000.002%
81.Sri Lanka$751,0000.002%
82.Georgia$637,0000.002%
83.Bosnia/Herzegovina$571,0000.001%
84.Andorra$565,0000.001%
85.Bangladesh$531,0000.001%
86.Botswana$463,0000.001%
87.Iran$353,0000.001%
88.Guatemala$343,0000.001%
89.Mauritius$328,0000.001%
90.El Salvador$264,0000.001%
91.Pakistan$229,0000.001%
92.Cyprus$213,0000.001%
93.Gabon$212,0000.001%
94.Togo$199,0000.0005%
95.Mongolia$188,0000.0005%
96.Macedonia$172,0000.0004%
97.Dominican Republic$171,0000.0004%
98.Kyrgyzstan$169,0000.0004%
99.Ecuador$160,0000.0004%
100.Nigeria$138,0000.0003%
101.Ethiopia$132,0000.0003%
102.Uruguay$132,0000.0003%
103.US Minor Outlying Is$128,0000.0003%
104.Qatar$127,0000.0003%
105.Namibia$124,0000.0003%
106.Tuvalu$122,0000.0003%
107.Trinidad/Tobago$108,0000.0003%
108.Papua New Guinea$104,0000.0003%
109.Peru$96,0000.0002%
110.Micronesia$89,0000.0002%
111.Kenya$87,0000.0002%
112.Barbados$85,0000.0002%
113.Madagascar$82,0000.0002%
114.Saint Kitts/Nevis$80,0000.0002%
115.Montenegro$73,0000.0002%
116.Christmas Island$72,0000.0002%
117.Liberia$69,0000.0002%
118.Syria$67,0000.0002%
119.Cameroon$66,0000.0002%
120.Algeria$58,0000.0001%
121.Fiji$54,0000.0001%
122.Saint Lucia$51,0000.0001%
123.Ghana$49,0000.0001%
124.Cayman Islands$48,0000.0001%
125.Tajikistan$45,0000.0001%
126.Myanmar (Burma)$42,0000.0001%
127.Venezuela$38,0000.0001%
128.Uganda$31,0000.0001%
129.Azerbaijan$31,0000.0001%
130.Guinea$30,0000.0001%
131.Aruba$28,0000.0001%
132.Swaziland$28,0000.0001%
133.Cambodia$23,0000.0001%
134.Macao$20,0000.00005%
135.Mali$19,0000.00005%
136.Mozambique$19,0000.00005%
137.Albania$19,0000.00005%
138.Burkina Faso$19,0000.00005%
139.Paraguay$17,0000.00004%
140.Jamaica$16,0000.00004%
141.Benin$14,0000.00003%
142.Antigua/Barbuda$13,0000.00003%
143.French Polynesia$11,0000.00003%
144.Sudan$11,0000.00003%
145.Zambia$9,0000.00002%
146.Afghanistan$9,0000.00002%
147.Côte d'Ivoire$9,0000.00002%
148.St Maarten (Dutch part)$8,0000.00002%
149.Netherlands Antilles$8,0000.00002%
150.Dominica$8,0000.00002%
151.Guyana$7,0000.00002%
152.Iraq$7,0000.00002%
153.Suriname$7,0000.00002%
154.Rwanda$7,0000.00002%
155.Laos$6,0000.00001%
156.Bahamas$5,0000.00001%
157.New Caledonia$4,0000.00001%
158.Curaçao$3,0000.00001%
159.Angola$3,0000.00001%
160.British Virgin Islands$3,0000.00001%
161.Cuba$3,0000.00001%
162.Zimbabwe$3,0000.00001%
163.Timor-Leste$2,0000.000005%
164.Yemen$2,0000.000005%
165.Gibraltar$2,0000.000005%
166.Iceland$1,0000.000002%
167.Lesotho$1,0000.000002%
168.Nepal$1,0000.000002%
169.Niger$1,0000.000002%
170.Cocos (Keeling) Is$1,0000.000002%
171.Gambia$1,0000.000002%
172.Djibouti$1,0000.000002%
173.Burundi$1,0000.000002%
174.Samoa$1,0000.000002%
175.Tokelau$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 July 4, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on July 4, 2017

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on July 4, 2017

ASM All Systems Mechanical, Top 10 Air Conditioner Brands of 2017. Accessed on July 4, 2017