The EMI market intelligence committee meeting in May 2019.
The EMI market intelligence committee meeting in May 2019.

Eurovent Market Intelligence (EMI), the European Statistics Office for the HVAC&R market, has recently published the results of its studies for 2018 sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), based on the data collected from a large number of industry manufacturers.

Markets covered by the results include chillers, the IT cooling sector, variable refrigerant flow air conditioning systems (VRFs), residential heat recovery ventilation units, fan coil units, rooftop units, air handling units, heat exchangers. chilled beams, air filters, cooling towers, air curtains and pool de-humidifiers.

Among the areas that saw growth in 2018 were the IT cooling market, which rose to €427 million in the EMEA region, the European heat exchanger market which reached around €940 million and the European cooling towers market grew by 16% in 2018 to reach €131.3 million.

The growth in air filters in the EMEA market subsided in 2018, with total sales of around €950 million euros. In terms of filtration category, the most used filters were of the ePM1, ePM5 and ePM10 categories, even though the trend is downwards as they fell from 61% of the market in 2014 to 52% in 2018. In terms of the design, bag filters continue to dominate the market, even though they showed a downwards trend in favour of panel filters, with 43.1% and 31.8% respectively of the market share in 2018.