Market status of household appliances in China

Dec 15, 2016

Base on the market data and official energy efficiency data, top10 China analysed the energy efficiency, size distribution, price and brands of VS air-conditioners, FS air-conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, electrical water heaters, panel-TVs and rice cookers.


Following is the abstract of FS air-conditioner report:

  1. 1.   FS Air-conditioners

There are two main technologies of air conditioners, fix-speed air conditioners and variable speed air conditioners. The total productivity of air conditioners in 2015 is about 156.5 million in China which is almost the same with 2014. 46% models of air conditioners on sales are FS air conditioners and 54% models are VS air conditioners.


The domestic productivity of air conditioners keeps growing from 2012, produced 132.8 million in 2012, to 143.3 million in 2013 and 157.2 in 2014.

Based on cooling capacity, FS air conditioners can be divided into 5 main categories: below 2800W, 2800-4500W, 4500-6000W, 6000-7500W and above 7500W. 29.7% FS air conditioner models on sales are below 2800W, 29.1% FS air-conditioners are 2800-4500W, and only 4.3% models on sales are over 7500W.

Energy efficiency ratio (EER) is the key parameter to define energy efficiency tiers of FS air-conditioner. Higher energy efficiency ratio means better performance. For FS air-conditioners, EER goes down with the increasing of cooling capacity, which is shown in figure 3.

According to EER, FS air conditioners are classified into tier 1, tier 2 and tier 3. Tier 1 is the most energy efficient and tier 3 is the minimum energy requirements for FS air-conditioner allowed to be sold on market. More than 70% models of FS air-conditioners on sales are tier 3, tier 1 FS air conditioners only take less than 5% model shares.