WASHINGTON, DC — The value of shipments of hvacr products topped $20.9 billion in 1998, the most recent year for which data are available. This was 5.3% better than the 1997 performance and about 1% better than the 1996 performance, according to the Census Bureau report.

The report covers 10 broad categories of equipment and components, and further breaks them down on size and capacity.

Here is a summary comparing 1998 with 1997.