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Automotive Refrigerant Market

Automotive Refrigerant Market: Information by Type (R-134a, R-1234yf, Others), Vehicle Type (Car, Commercial Vehicles) and Regional Outlook—Forecast Till 2031

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Market Overview

Automotive Refrigerant Market size Will significantly Grow At CAGR of 7% By Forecast Period (2021-2031).

The key function of an automotive refrigerant is to provide thermal comfort and acceptable air condition within a vehicle. It allows one to control the temperature (warm/cold) in a car’s interior and thus, facilitates ambient comfort for on-board passengers.

The global automotive refrigerant market is mainly driven by the growing demand for thermal systems, increasing awareness pertaining to the adoption of eco-friendly refrigerators and introduction of advanced features such as automatic climate control. Increasing vehicle sales, coupled with the growing preference towards safety and luxury, is another factor expected to propel the growth of the global automotive refrigerant market during the forecast period, 2019–2026. The growing demand for private vehicles with the emergence of the rental industry and increasing average time spent in vehicles are further estimated to fuel market growth.

In today’s world, people spend more time on road traveling in their private vehicles or other means of public transport. Therefore, the increasing amount of time spent on traveling is driving the growth of the global automotive refrigerant market. Furthermore, increasing popularity of private vehicles over public transport is also expected to boost the market growth.

Market Snapshot

market snapshot
Base Year
: 2022
Study Period
: 2021-2031
: 7 %
Fastest Growing Market
: Asia Pacific
Largest Market
: North America
Market Size
: USD Billion by 2031
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Segmental Analysis

The automotive refrigerant market has been segmented on the basis of type, vehicle-type, and region.

By Type

The global market has been segmented into R-134a, R-1234yf, and others. R-134a is the most commonly used refrigerant in the automotive industry, owing to its no Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP). Furthermore, it is non-corrosive, non- flammable, and non-toxic. The R-134a segment is expected to hold a major share of the global automotive refrigerant market during the forecast period, 2019–2026.

Based on Vehicle Type

The market has been segmented into cars and commercial vehicles. The commercial vehicles segment has been further sub-segmented into light commercial vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles. The cars segment is expected to dominate the global automotive refrigerant market growth due to the increasing demand for private vehicles. Additionally, the increasing production of passenger car vehicles is expected to drive the growth of the segment. According to the International Organization of Motor Vehicles Manufacturers, global car production was pegged at 70,498,388 units in 2016.

Regional Analysis

Geographically, the automotive refrigerant market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America and the Middle East & Africa (LAMEA).

Asia Pacific is expected to witness significant growth in the global automotive refrigerant market due to the presence of major automobile manufacturers in the region. Increasing vehicle production, especially in countries such as India and China is expected to drive the market in Asia Pacific. According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, the production of cars in China increased to 2,024,800 Units in September from 1,705,200 Units in August, 2018. Additionally, government initiatives promoting the recovery of the auto industry are anticipated to propel the growth of the global automotive refrigerant market in this region. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation, in 2017, the auto industry in India became the fourth largest in the world with sales increasing 9.5% year-on-year to 4.02 million units (excluding two wheelers).

North America is expected to witness notable growth, owing to the remarkable rise in automotive production. According to The International Trade Administration (ITA), the United States is the second largest market for vehicle production and sales. In 2017, light weighted vehicle sales the U.S. reached 17.1 million units. Additionally, increasing export activities have led to foster the market for automotive HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). According to the International Trade Administration (ITA), in 2017, the U.S. exported two million light vehicles and approx. 1, 30, 000 heavy and medium trucks.

 The Europe market is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period, 20192026. Europe is home to numerous advanced automobile companies such as Mercedes Benz, Audi and BMW, which have been deploying refrigerant and cabin comfort systems in their vehicle models, which drives the automotive refrigerant market in this region. For instance, Mercedes Benz launched the new A-Class with voice control HVAC in partnership with TIDAL

Latin America is projected to exhibit significant growth during the forecast period, 20132026, owing to the increasing production and sales of vehicles and government initiatives for the rapid development of the automotive industry, especially in Brazil. The Brazilian Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Anfavea), Car production increased by 6.2% in 2018, with 213,500 vehicles manufactured and sales were also grew up by 15.7% as compared to 2017.

Automotive Refrigerant Market Regional Analysis
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Top Key Players of Automotive Refrigerant Market

  1. Air International Thermal Systems (Australia)
  2. Brose GmbH & Co. (Germany)
  3. Xiezhong International Holdings Limited. (China)
  4. Valeo SA (France)
  5. Toyota Industries Corporation (Japan)
  6. Sanden Corporation (Japan)
  7. Keihin Corporation (Japan)
  8. Johnson Electric (Hong Kong)
  9. Gentherm Inc. (U.S.)
  10. Denso Corporation (Japan)
  11. Calsonic Kansei Corporation (Japan)
  12. Delphi Automotive LLP. (Republic of Ireland)
  13. Japan Climate Systems Corporation (Japan)
  14. Visteon Corporation (U.S.)

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
Forecast Period 2023-2031
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
Segments Covered
  1. By Type
    1. R-134a
    2. R-1234yf
    3. Others
  2. By Vehicle Type
    1. Cars
    2. Commercial Vehicles
    3. Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs)
    4. Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCVs)
Geographies Covered
  • North America
  • Europe
  • APAC
  • Middle East and Africa

Automotive Refrigerant Market Segmentation

By Type

  • R-134a
  • R-1234yf
  • Others

By Vehicle Type

  • Cars
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs)
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCVs)

Regions Covered:

  • North America

    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe

    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific

    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America

    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Colombia
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA

    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the growth rate for the Automotive Refrigerant Market?
Automotive Refrigerant Market size will grow at approx. CAGR of 7% during the forecast period.
Some of the top industry players in Automotive Refrigerant Market are, Air International Thermal Systems (Australia), Brose GmbH & Co. (Germany), Xiezhong International Holdings Limited. (China), Valeo SA (France), Toyota Industries Corporation (Japan), Sanden Corporation (Japan), Keihin Corporation (Japan), Johnson Electric (Hong Kong), Gentherm Inc. (U.S.), Denso Corporation (Japan), Calsonic Kansei Corporation (Japan), Delphi Automotive LLP. (Republic of Ireland), Japan Climate Systems Corporation (Japan), Visteon Corporation (U.S.), etc.
In the Automotive Refrigerant Market, North America has established itself as the market leader with a significant market share.
The Automotive Refrigerant Market has seen the most substantial growth rate in Asia Pacific.
The global Automotive Refrigerant Market report is segmented as follows: By Type, By VehicleType
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