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China HVAC Field Device - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts 2019 - 2029

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  • 100 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: China
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5937467
The China HVAC Field Device Market size is estimated at USD 5.24 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 8.11 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 9.10% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are finding widespread adoption across China due to the multiple advantages offered by HVAC systems, most notably the power-saving techniques.

Key Highlights

  • Rising disposable income, growing concern for CO2 emissions, and high consumption of heating and cooling systems are some of the major factors driving the studied market's growth in China. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) models, China may witness a seven-fold increase in income per capita by 2060.
  • In addition, according to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the average disposable income per capita for residents in China was 36,883 yuan, a nominal increase of 5.0% compared to the previous year and an absolute increase of 2.9% after adjusting for inflation in 2022.
  • Furthermore, an increase in new households, rising average construction spending, and rapid urbanization across several major economies. According to BP plc, China is a significant consumer of primary energy globally, using some 157.65 exajoules recently. This is far more than what the United States consumed, which ranks second.
  • The growth in construction activities, along with the rise in disposable income, increased the availability of HVAC field devices for a broader consumer base in the country. For instance, according to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the output value of construction in China from 2011 to 2022 indicated a progressive growth in the industry. In 2022, the construction output value in China peaked at around CNY 31.2 trillion.
  • The high initial cost of HVAC field instruments can be challenging for their demand because it may deter some customers from buying or upgrading their systems. This is especially true for homeowners or small business owners who may have limited budgets and be unable to afford the upfront charges of a new system.
  • Moreover, the pandemic significantly influenced the HVAC industry. System demand observed a significant drop during the initial months, owing to lockdown restrictions and businesses refraining from investing in new equipment. However, the market was expected to grow in the forecasted period due to the rapidly increasing commercial, residential, and industrial construction projects across the country.

China HVAC Field Device Market Trends

Control Valve Holding Significant Market Share

  • A control valve is a mechanical device that initiates a change in the flow of fluids within a system. Its shape is similar to that of a butterfly or ball. They are all equipped with actuators that move a modulating element, which can be a butterfly or ball, to control fluid flow as well as gases. It helps run the system smoothly.
  • This valve has several types of actuators, and each type has its own purpose and mechanism of operation. It has different characteristics, such as throttling and blocking. Some valves are designed for high-pressure fluids, while others have specific corrosive properties.
  • The rapid expansion of industrialization and the construction industry is the major driving factor in the growth of the HVAC valve market. Further, in March 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced its support for incubating 3,000 giant little companies in China. In addition, China aims to create 10,000 little giant companies and 1,000 single-product champion enterprises by 2025. Such expansion in the industrial sector may further generate demand in the studied market.
  • Moreover, the growth in population and per capita income is creating demand for appliances such as heaters and air conditioners, driving the need for HVAC valves for such equipment. According to the National Household Appliance Industry Information Center, the retail sales value of air conditioning units in China amounted to almost CNY 139.1 billion (~USD 19.62 in 2022, a slight decrease from the previous year. However, it is expected to growth over the forecasted period.
  • The growing awareness of energy-efficient systems and air ventilation is increasing the market for HVAC valves. Further, Chinese policymakers have realized that enhancing energy efficiency in buildings (EEB) is a promising approach concerning combining further economic growth with increased energy supply security and reduced local air pollution, amongst other benefits. Therefore, they have enacted many policies to foster energy efficiency in the building sector. President Xi recently surprised the international community by executing carbon neutrality by 2060 and desiring to double China's economy by 2035.

Development of Construction Industries to Drive the Market

  • China is significantly investing in the HVAC field device market, primarily due to the rapid growth of the construction sector and the country's urbanization, bolstering the demand for the studied market. According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the construction industry in China generated an added value of approximately CNY 8.3 trillion (USD 1.17 trillion) in 2022.
  • According to the China Construction Industry Association, residential structures account for a significant share of finished construction in China. Buildings intended for housing recently accounted for over 67% of the completed floor space. As the country's economy grows, people migrate from rural areas to major cities, increasing demand for residential accommodation in these locations. Furthermore, apartments utilized as investment properties drive up demand. Such massive residential construction is expected to drive the study market.
  • Besides, the increase in commercial buildings is estimated to affect national energy consumption directly, due to which the Chinese government has taken energy management into serious consideration. Two laws, the Energy Saving Law and the Renewable Energy Law, provide the main guidelines for building energy systems and the HVAC and R industries.
  • Further, according to the International Energy Agency, China has had an extraordinarily rapid increase in cooling demand; however, over 40% of households still do not own an air conditioner. If income levels rise, AC ownership could reach as high as 85% by 2030.
  • Moreover, China is one of the most significant markets for data center cooling due to the exponential growth in the number of data centers and the government's policies to support more energy-efficient infrastructure in the country. To that extent, in February 2023, CapitaLand announced that it was launching a new China-focused data center development fund and was planning two new facilities outside Beijing. The two development projects are expected to be completed in 2025 and will deliver more than 100 MW.
  • Rapid urbanization in the region is driving demand and pushing to switch to renewable energy sources for centralized heating and cooling, which can help meet rising urban energy needs, improve efficiency, reduce emissions, and provide cost-effective temperature control. For instance, driven by urbanization, China has rapidly increased its use of centralized systems in its northern regions. Moreover, according to preliminary data from the National Bureau of Statistics of China in January 2023, the Chinese population is estimated to reach 1,409.19 million in 2025. Such expansion may further propel the countries' market growth.

China HVAC Field Device Industry Overview

The China HVAC Field Device Market is favorably competitive and has several prominent players. The market leaders are focusing on expanding their consumer base across the country. These companies leverage strategic collaborative initiatives to boost their market share and profitability. The companies performing in the market are also acquiring start-ups working on HVAC service technologies to strengthen their production capacities.

In September 2023, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning introduced the Hitachi air365 Hybrid dual fuel system, which features an electric Hitachi Mini VRF heat pump as the primary heating and cooling source and has an innovative dual fuel module that helps reduce carbon emissions.

In July 2022, Conex Bänninger, a manufacturer of fittings and valves for plumbing, air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration, announced the addition of a new type of valve to its vast portfolio of products. The latest addition seeks to improve energy efficiency to deliver a more sustainable and cost-effective solution. Pressure Independent Control Valves (PICVs) use dynamic balancing to handle pressure fluctuations in a building's hydronic heating or cooling system.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes
4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Market
5.1 Market Drivers
5.1.1 High Usage of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems
5.1.2 Increase in Commercial Construction Activities
5.2 Market Challenges
5.2.1 Lack of Awareness and Financial Uncertainty
6.1 By Type
6.1.1 Control Valve
6.1.2 Balancing Valve
6.1.3 PICV
6.1.4 Damper HVAC
6.1.5 Damper Actuator HVAC
6.2 By Sensors
6.2.1 Environmental Sensors
6.2.2 Multi Sensors
6.2.3 Air Quality Sensors
6.2.4 Occupancy and Lighting
6.3 By End User
6.3.1 Commercial
6.3.2 Residential
6.3.3 Industrial
7.1 Company Profiles
7.1.1 Siemens AG
7.1.2 Honeywell International Inc.
7.1.3 Johnson Controls International PLC
7.1.4 Rotork Plc
7.1.5 Dwyer Instruments Inc
7.1.6 Belimo Holding AG
7.1.7 Robert Bosch GmbH
7.1.8 Electrolux AB
7.1.9 Danfoss A/S
7.1.10 Advanced Flow Control Group Co., Ltd (AFC)