AHRI shipments continued to decline in November

Written by Ethan Bernard

Domestic shipments of heating and cooling equipment declined for a third consecutive month in November, according to the latest data released from the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

Shipments fell 13% month on month (m/m) and 8% year on year (y/y) to 1,463,313 units in November. On a 12-month moving average (12MMA) basis, shipments were down 1% to 1,773,657 units vs. 1,791,429 units the prior month.

The chart below shows the annual rate of change in total heating and cooling shipments on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. It shows November shipments as being down 10%.

November shipments of residential and commercial storage water heaters fell 5% m/m to a combined 778,140 units. However, shipments increased 13% y/y from 690,874 units.

Shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps were down 14% m/m and 35% y/y to 455,860 units. A total of 250,170 AC units and 205,690 heat pump units were shipped in November.

The year-to-date combined total of all products through November stood at 42,814,627 units, up 99% from a year earlier.

The full press release of this data is available on the AHRI website.

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