Markets: Worldwide refrigerator market

According to the Japan Electrical Manufacturer's Association (JEMA), the worldwide demand for refrigerators topped 79.3 million units in 2006, 82.3 million units in 2007, 85 million units in 2008 and is predicted to reach 90.1 million units in 2010 (+ 13.6% compared with 2006). Geographically, demand in China, Southeast Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe is expected to expand, while demand in North America and Western Europe is expected to remain firm and focused on replacement demand.China has the highest demand and India and Brazil have the highest predicted growth rates for the period 2006-2010.