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Air Conditioning Equipment & Heat Pumps

Air Conditioning Equipment & Heat Pumps

U.S. air conditioning equipment and heat pump sales gains accelerated in 2014 as the recovery in nonresidential demand began to catch up with the recovery in residential sales that began in 2011. Stronger 2014 demand can be seen in the surge of import shipments as foreign-sourced products continue to gain share in the U.S. market.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Air Conditioning Equipment and Heat Pumps. This First Look also provides data on product line sales, price trends, exports and imports, factors driving demand, plant operating ratios and profitability, and the competitive environment. Data is compiled and analyzed from 1997 to the current year and the Executive Summary provides a five year forecast.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
U.S. market sales
Factors driving demand
Product mix and price trends
Material input costs
Industry cost structure and profitability
Competitive environment
Outlook and five year forecast
AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT AND HEAT PUMP SALES
U.S. sales and growth analysis
Real sales trends
Price Index trends
U.S. SALES BY PRODUCT TYPE
Single package equipment
Split systems
Water source heat pumps
Air source heat pumps
Room air conditioners
U.S. IMPORTS
Import shipments and growth analysis
Imports’ share of U.S. sales
Imports for the top five countries of origin
U.S. EXPORTS
Export shipments and growth analysis
Exports’ share of U.S. shipments
Exports for the top five countries of destination
FACTORS DRIVING DEMAND
Residential and nonresidential building construction spending
New and existing home sales
Housing starts and permits
Homeowner remodeling and repair spending
Employment, personal income, and mortgage rates
U.S. AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT AND HEAT PUMP PLANT COST STRUCTURE AND PROFITABILITY
Labor costs percent shipments
Material costs percent shipments
Gross plant profit margins
Total employees and employee sales productivity
Average production worker wages
Capital spending trends
COMPETITVE ENVIRONMENT
Number of manufacturers and plants
Plant shipments and average shipments per plant
Share of U.S. shipments for the top manufacturers
Leading competitor sales trends

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