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Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Market Demand in US Expected to Reach $9.4 Billion in 2014

July 29th, 2010

Global Information Inc. would like to present a new market research report, "Commercial Refrigeration Equipment (US Market & Forecast)" by Freedonia Group.

According to a new report from The Freedonia Group, "Demand for commercial refrigeration equipment in the US is forecast to rebound through 2014, growing 7.2 percent per year (including price increases) to $9.4 billion." Due to the economic recession, food industry participants were forced to suspend capital expansions and improvements, which radically impacted US demand in 2009. Advances in this market will be driven by the recovering economy and an improving capital investment outlook. As the economic landscape starts to look more optimistic, end users will regain confidence to expand or renovate existing facilities. Additionally, as companies throughout the entire food industry seek to reduce operation expenditures, rising demand for energy efficient equipment will become the characteristic market trend.

Key findings in this report:

  • Transportation refrigeration equipment will post double-digit gains and exhibit the strongest growth.
  • Demand for ice machines and beverage refrigeration equipment will benefit from the rising number of drinking and eating facilities.
  • Energy efficient equipment for food related product categories will be remarkably strong.
  • The average amount of floor space at food retail outlets will increase, which creates potential for more refrigeration equipment per store.
  • Reflecting recovery in fixed investment levels of fleet operators, the distribution market will post strongest gains versus other segments through 2014.

% Annual Growth
Item 2004200920142004-20092009-2014
Commercial Equipment Equip Demand707566009350-1.47.2
Food & Beverage Retail1700176022900.75.4
Food & Beverage Distribution155510752050-7.013.8
Food & Beverage Production405360470-2.35.5
Other 1225123016400.15.9

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