For the month of December, combined shipments of 326,537 central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps were down 21% compared to 99. Heat pump shipments for December totaled 88,430, down 4% compared to the previous year.
December factory stocks were down 27,612 units from November, but were up 77,744 units from December 99.
Distributor inventories for December decreased 10,596 units from November; they were up 27,854 units from the year before. December distributor shipments declined 16% from a year ago. For the full year, shipments were up 1%.
Publication date: 02/19/2001