According to ChinaIOL, in December 2018, the total output of the scroll compressor industry was 306,600 units, a year-on-year decrease of 23.92%, and up 21.91% from the previous month. Total sales volume was 307,500 units, a year-on-year decrease of 24.13%, and up 23.45% from the previous month: domestic sales were 268,500 units, a year-on-year decrease of 23.20%, and up 26.89% from the previous month; export volume was 39,000 units, a year-on-year decrease of 30.01%, and up 4.03% from the previous month. From January to December 2018, the cumulative output of the scroll compressor industry was 377.31 million units, down 9.68% from the same period last year, and the cumulative sales volume was 377.14 million units, down 9.55% from the same period last year.
In December, the scroll compressor industry continued its downward trend in the past few months. The decline in production and sales was significantly narrowed compared with the same period last year, and the annular ratio also showed a substantial increase compared with November. The performance of the export market remained low this month, with the domestic market declining by more than 20%, but there was a significant rebound compared with the previous two months, and the demand for pre-festival stock of downstream units was released. However, compared with the same period last year, the mainstream scroll manufacturers showed different declines. From the downstream application point of view, the household air-conditioning industry ended a four-month continuous decline, and sales rebounded steadily in December. With the arrival of the end of the year, manufacturers have accelerated the pace of spare production, boosted domestic and foreign sales demand, and achieved growth year-on-year. In commercial air-conditioning, the industry as a whole achieved high single-digit growth in December. Among them, the performance of unit products was flat, showing a slight increase compared with the same period last year; the growth rate of multi-line increased slightly, reaching a growth rate of more than 10%; and the growth rate of modular machines continued to maintain a relatively rapid growth.
In December, the export volume of scroll compressor was 39,000 units, down 30.01% from the same period last year; the export volume was 12,955,500 yuan, down 8.70% from the same period last year; the unit export price was 332.16 dollars per unit, up 30.43% from the same period last year. Export market continued to decline sharply this month, and the export of mainstream scroll compressor enterprises showed different declines compared with the same period last year. In terms of export areas, India, Brazil and France are the regions with more exports this month, among which the market performance of India and France has increased compared with the same period last year, while Brazil, the United States, Thailand and South Korea, which performed better in the same period last year, have performed poorly, showing a significant decline over the same period last year.