Refrigerant Market by Type (HCFC, HFC, HFO, Isobutane, Propane, Ammonia, and CO2), Application (Refrigerators, Large-scale Refrigerators, Chillers, Air Conditioners, and Heat Pumps), Region - Global Forecast to 2022
Refrigerants market projected to reach USD 18.05 billion by 2022
The refrigerants market is projected to reach USD 18.05 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 4.5% between 2017 and 2022. The drivers for this market are the increasing demand for consumer appliances such as refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment and growing cold chain market. Factors such as growth in organized retail framework, shift towards horticultural crops, and growth in the processed food sector also contribute to the growth in demand for refrigerants. Increasing regulations against the use of fluorocarbon refrigerants and flammability and toxicity issues are expected to be restraints for the refrigerants market. Owing to increasing regulations on the use of fluorocarbons, the refrigerants market is expected to witness an increase in demand for natural refrigerants, which in turn, is expected to be an opportunity in the refrigerants market.
Fluorocarbons–The largest refrigerant type in the refrigerants market in 2016
Fluorocarbon refrigerants lead the overall refrigerants market. However, with several countries agreeing to completely phase out the usage of fluorocarbons by 2047, the market for this segment is expected to witness a decline. The European Union (EU) has already stopped the usage of HCFCs in cooling equipment manufactured after 2000. Thus, the hydrocarbon refrigerants segment is expected to be the fastest-growing refrigerant type owing to its low environmental impact and long term viability.
Air conditioners–The largest and fastest-growing application in the refrigerants market
Air conditioners lead the overall refrigerants market. The MAC sub-application of air conditioners is projected to be one of the fastest-growing applications in the refrigerants market. The Asia-Pacific leads the refrigerants market in the MAC application segment due to the growing automotive industry in the region. Factors such as low cost of labor, shifting of manufacturing facilities from Europe to the Asia-Pacific, and rising spending power of consumers are driving the automotive industry, which in turn, is driving the refrigerants market in the MAC application segment.
Middle East & Africa expected to be the fastest growing market in refrigerants
The refrigerants market in the Middle East & Africa is projected to grow at the fastest rate from 2017 to 2022. In the Middle East & Africa, growth in applications such as large-scale refrigerators and chillers are driving the growth of the refrigerants market. Macroeconomic factors such as massive economic growth, steady population growth, increasing tourism, and economic diversification (for instance, shifting dependency from the oil & gas industry to the retail and service industry) are responsible for the increase in the use of refrigerants in various applications. Increasing economic prosperity, growing populations, and rising disposable incomes are attributed to the increase in overall consumer expenditure in the region.
Break-up of profiles by the primary participants for the report
• By Company Type – Tier 1–37%, Tier 2–50%, and Tier 3–13%
• By Designation – C Level– 50%, Director Level–31%, and Others–19%
• By Region – North America–28%, Europe–22%, Asia-Pacific–17%, Middle East & Africa-28%, and South America–5%
The companies profiled in this report are The Chemours Company (U.S.), Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.), Arkema SA (France), Dongyue Group Co. Ltd (China), Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan), Daikin Industries Ltd. (Japan), Sinochem Corporation (China), Mexichem S.A.B. de C.V. (Mexico), The Linde Group (Germany), Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd. (India), and Air Liquide (France), among others.
The refrigerants market for this study is segmented on the basis of type and application. The type segment is further segmented into fluorocarbons (HCFCS, HFCS, and HFOs), inorganics (ammonia and CO2), and hydrocarbons (propane and isobutane). The applications for this report include refrigerators (domestic, commercial, and transport), large-scale refrigerators (supermarkets/hypermarkets and industrial), chillers (displacement and centrifugal), air conditioners (portable, single split, multi-split, and mobile air conditioners), and heat pumps.
Key benefits of buying the report
This research report is focused on various levels of analyses—industry analysis (industry trends), dive matrix, and company profiles, which together comprise and discuss the overall views on the competitive landscape; emerging and high-growth segments of the refrigerants market; high-growth regions; and market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
The report provides insights on the following pointers:
• Market Penetration: Comprehensive information on refrigerants offered by the top players in the global refrigerants market
• Product Development/Innovation: Detailed insights on upcoming technologies, research & development activities, and new product launches in the refrigerants market
• Market Development: Comprehensive information about lucrative emerging markets – the report analyzes the markets for refrigerants across regions
• Market Diversification: Exhaustive information about new products, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments in the global refrigerants market
• Competitive Assessment: In-depth assessment of market shares, strategies, products, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players in the refrigerants market
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