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38th Note on Refrigeration Technologies: The Role of Refrigeration in the Global Economy (2019)

Author(s) : DUPONT J. L., DOMANSKI P., LEBRUN P., ZIEGLER F.

Type of article: Informatory note

Summary

The IIR estimates that the total number of refrige-ration,  air-conditioning  and  heat  pump  systems in operation worldwide is roughly 5 billion. Global annual sales of such equipment amount to roughly 500 billion USD. Over 15 million people are em-ployed worldwide in the refrigeration sector which consumes about 20% of the overall electricity used worldwide. Statistical data presented in this new Informatory Note highlight the importance of the refrigeration sector which is expected to grow further in the co-ming years because of increasing cooling needs in numerous fields and global warming.The refrigeration industry plays a major and increa-sing role in today’s global economy, with significant contributions made in food, health, energy and en-vironmental domains which policy makers need to better take into account.

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  • Original title: 38th Note on Refrigeration Technologies: The Role of Refrigeration in the Global Economy (2019)
  • Record ID : 30027313
  • Languages: French, English
  • Subject: Figures, economy
  • Publishers: IIF-IIR
  • Publication date: 2019/06/01