Cold Hard Facts 2021 released


The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) has released the latest issue of refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) industry report, ‘Cold Hard Facts’.

The Cold Hard Facts series of reports provide economic and technological assessments of the Australian RAC industry and help assist industry and policy makers with the management of ozone depleting substances as they are phased out, and the management of synthetic greenhouse gases.

Some of the main highlights of the report include:

  • Energy- The portion of total electricity consumed by RAC systems in 2020 was approximately 25 per cent of all Australian electricity generated
  • Splits up- Single split system sales increased in 2020 with total sales estimated at 1.22 million, a 5% increase from 2019
  • Bank stabilises- In 2020, the bank of high global warming potential refrigerants in Australia was 53,438 tonnes (53,581 in 2019). This slowdown in the rate of growth of HFCs in the bank has occurred as sales of small split AC systems have stabilised and as non-HFC alternatives have taken more market share in some equipment segments (particularly domestic refrigerators and self-contained commercial refrigeration).

 To read the full report, click here