New China HVAC field device study covers the market for valves, dampers, actuators, and sensors installed in commercial buildings, worth an estimated USD 730 billion.
The HVAC field devices market in China is a developing market that, in 2019, was depressed by the adverse economic environment. It is also strongly driven by the construction sector, which was severely affected by Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. As China's economy is on a path for good recovery, the market is forecast to rebound in 2021-22.
International brands, including Siemens, Johnson Controls and Honeywell, have been leading the commercial valves market as they are able to offer comprehensive building solutions and thus satisfy the high-end market. The middle and low-end market is occupied by a large number of specialised valve companies and mostly domestic small brands. Local brands, relying on their low prices, have been gradually eroding international brand market share.
The commercial HVAC damper market is also affected by the market environment; its development trend is basically in line with that of HVAC valves. Therefore, the commercial HVAC damper market declined in 2019-2020. The difference between the two is that dampers are more price sensitive, so the share of high value foreign brands in this market is low. In comparison, the valve/actuator market demands a higher technology threshold, therefore, international brands are leading the market.