Global Commercial Refrigeration Equipment

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Refrigeration Equipment

This study covers the global commercial refrigeration equipment industry. Historical data (2009, 2014, and 2019) and forecasts for 2024 and 2029 are provided in US dollars. Demand totals for each country are also presented in inflation-adjusted constant dollars, with exchange rates benchmarked at 2019 levels. Production and net exports are presented in US dollars.

For each country, product demand is presented for:

  • display cases (including normal temperature and low temperature; open and closed types; rear access and self-service)
  • reach-in and walk-in refrigerators and freezers
  • beverage refrigeration equipment (e.g., drinking fountains, soda fountain equipment, beverage cooling equipment, beer dispensing equipment)
  • ice machines
  • refrigerated vending machines
  • other commercial refrigeration equipment
    • liquid chillers and cryogenic equipment
    • compressor racks (or compressor systems)
    • dairy coolers
    • egg refrigerators
    • refrigerated food preparation stations
    • standalone water bottle filling stations
    • batch freezers
    • blast chillers
    • condensing units
    • mortuary refrigeration units
    • replacement parts, including condensers, compressors, filters, seals, and valves (parts sold to OEM suppliers are excluded)

Excluded from the scope of this report are consumer-type refrigerators, transportation refrigeration systems, and large industrial refrigeration products such as evaporative air coolers and condensing units..

In addition, demand is discussed in terms of market:

  • food and beverage retail, including convenience stores, mass merchandisers, supermarkets, specialty stores, and any other retail outlets that may sell food and beverages, such as pharmacies or discount stores
  • foodservice, which is dominated by restaurants and bars (including both limited- and full-service establishments), but also includes dining services offered in a number of other outlets, such as:
    • airlines
    • company cafeterias and canteens
    • day care facilities
    • food trucks
    • government facilities and military sites
    • institutional establishments
    • lodging and hospitality establishments
    • sports and recreation venues
  • food and beverage production, which encompasses:
    • production of food and beverage products both at processing plants and on farms
    • the storage of goods awaiting shipment to distributors or end users
    • food and beverage warehouses, which are used to temporarily store goods in transit
  • other markets for commercial refrigeration equipment, including:
    • hotels and motels
    • universities, and medical and scientific establishments
    • office buildings
    • pharmaceutical production facilities and other manufacturing plants
    • sports venues

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