Unitary shipments hit record: Over 6.6 million units shipped in 1999

April 3, 2000
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
ARLINGTON, VA — Shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps jumped 6% in 1999 to a record 6,647,071 units, according to Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) statistics.

Heat pump shipments of 1,293,395 units also set a new single-year record with a 3% increase over 1998.

Combined unitary and heat pump shipments for December stood at 413,461 units shipped, up 22% compared to December 1998. Heat pump shipments for December totaled 92,275 units, up 18% from December 1998.

December factory stocks were down 68,500 units from November 1999, but were up 121,854 units from December 98.

Distributor inventories for December expanded by 9,839 units over November 99, and were up 42,094 units from December 98. Distributor shipments for December were up 8% from December 98, while year-to-date shipments grew by 6%.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

Recent Articles by Greg Mazurkiewicz

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Joseph Groh

Joseph Groh, an industry veteran boasting 35 years of HVAC experience, discusses the 2008 bicycle accident that cut his career tragically short, and how the Joseph S. Groh Foundation is his way of giving back to the construction trade. Posted on Aug. 22.

More Podcasts


NEWS 08-18-14 cover

2014 August 18

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Prohibiting HFCs

EPA is proposing a rule that would prohibit some HFCs in select refrigeration applications. Do you agree with this move?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con