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Low GWP Refrigerants Market Analysis by Type (Fluorocarbons, Hydrocarbons, and Others); and by Application (Commercial, Domestic, and Industrial Refrigeration) – Global Supply & Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2022-2031

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Global Low GWP Refrigerants Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2022 - 2031


The global low GWP refrigerants market is estimated to garner a revenue of USD 70 billion by the end of 2031 by growing at a CAGR of ~12% over the forecast period, i.e., 2022 – 2031. Further, the market generated a revenue of USD 22 billion in the year 2021. The growth of the market can be attributed to the escalating demand for air conditioners and refrigerants As of 2020, around 6 million air conditioners were observed to be shipped across the globe.


Additionally, the global low GWP refrigerants market is further projected to grow on the back of the elimination of other refrigerants such as, HFC, CFC, and HCFC. In total increment in global warming, the contribution made by CFCs and HFCs is projected to be about 11%. Furthermore, rising concern towards global warming is also anticipated to hike the growth of the market during the forecast period. As of 2020, the temperature of the earth is estimated to be approximately 1-celsius degrees warmer than in the 20th century and is further estimated to rise exponentially. Additionally, a report published by showed that the temperature of the earth is estimated to have spiked by a warming rate of 0.40 degrees Fahrenheit per decade summing up to 0.08 degrees Celsius since 1880. CFC and HCFC are two substances that can trap heat in the lower temperature resulting in earth warming and climate change. These substances can also destroy ozone and capture infrared radiation. 

Global Low GWP Refrigerants Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Higher Utilization in the A/C System of Vehicles to Propel the Growth of the Market

As of 2021, the global sale of automobiles was noticed to be around 65 million units which are estimated to rise from approximately 60 million units in 2020.

Luxurious cars are being highly in demand Y-O-Y in modern world and A/C system is becoming mandatory in cars. Hence, a higher demand for air conditioners in vehicles is observed in the recent decades and expected to hike the growth of the market over the forecast period.

  • Higher Demand in the Manufacturing of Refrigerators

It is observed that more than 190 million units of refrigerators are sold every year globally.

  • Escalating Investment Concerning Climate change

A report published by Climate Policy Initiative demonstrated that private climate investment reached USD 310 billion from 2017 to 2018.

  • Rising Demand for Air Conditioners for Home and Workplace

As of 2018, the global commercial air conditioner demand was projected to be around 15 million units.

  • Developing Cold Chain Logistics System

The value of the cold chain logistics industry amounted to approximately USD 250 billion in 2020 which is further forecasted to reach about USD 400 billion by the year 2028.


  • Presence of Alternatives in the Market
  • Lack of Awareness of the Benefits of Low GWP Refrigerants
  • Complex Transformation Procedure from High to Low GWP Refrigerants

The global low GWP refrigerants market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by type into fluorocarbons, hydrocarbons, and others, out of which, the hydrocarbons segment is projected to acquire a notable share in the global low GWP refrigerants market during the forecast period. the growth of the segment is ascribed to its higher utilization as a significant alternative to gas and petroleum, also known as renewable hydrocarbon biofuels. Data released by Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed that 293.83 thousand barrels of biodiesel were produced globally in 2019 while 255.50 thousand barrels were consumed worldwide in the same year. Although, hydrocarbon refrigerants must be utilized with high safety measures since they are extremely flammable in nature.

Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth


The chemical industry is a major component of the economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2020, for the U.S., the value added by chemical products as a percentage of GDP was around 1.9%. Additionally, according to the World Bank, the Chemical industry in the U.S. accounted for 16.43% of manufacturing value-added in 2018. With the growing demand from end-users, the market for chemical products is expected to grow in the future. According to UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), the sales of chemicals are projected to almost double from 2017 to 2030. In the current scenario, Asia Pacific is the largest chemical producing and consuming region. China has the world’s largest chemical industry, which accounted for annual sales of approximately more than USD 1.5 trillion, or about more than one-third of global sales, in recent years. Additionally, a vast consumer base and favorable government policies have boosted investment in China’s chemical industry. The easy availability of low-cost raw materials & labor, as well as government subsidies and relaxed environmental norms, have served as a production base for key vendors globally. On the other hand, according to the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry), the chemical industry in India was valued at 163 billion in 2019 and it contributed 3.4% to the global chemical industry. It ranks 6th in global chemical production. This statistic shows the lucrative opportunity for investment in businesses in Asia Pacific countries in the upcoming years.

Global Low GWP Refrigerants Market Regional Synopsis

Regionally, the global low GWP refrigerants market is studied in five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa region. Amongst these markets, the market in Europe is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2031. The market in the Europe region is estimated to grow exponentially on the back of growing government initiatives to eliminate the utilization of HFC refrigerants and a significant number of people switching onto low GWP refrigerants systems. European Economic Area stated that over 90% of Co2 was emitted due to HFCs in 2017.  Moreover, skyrocketing temperature owing to global warming is further expected to influence the growth of the market positively in the region during the forecast period. In the report published by World Health Organization (WHO), in 2020, the temperature in Europe was stated to be 2.2°C higher than in the pre-industrial period

Furthermore, the global low GWP refrigerants market is also anticipated to witness lucrative growth opportunities in the Asia Pacific region during the forecast period. The growth of the market can be ascribed to similar factors such as, growing global warming and people becoming reluctant to utilize other types of refrigerants. For instance, 2020 was estimated to be the warmest year in the Asia Pacific with 1.40 degrees Celsius higher than the average temperature. All these factors are projected to propel the growth of the market in the region over the forecast period.


The global low GWP refrigerants market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark), Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe), Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Market Players Analysis & Opportunity Outlook

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global low GWP refrigerants market includes the following segments:


Top Featured Companies Dominating the Global Low GWP Refrigerants Market

  • Linde plc
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  • Airgas, Inc. 
  • Sinochem Holdings Corporation Ltd.
  • Tazzetti S.p.A.
  • Puyang Zhongwei Fine Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Harp Internation Ltd.
  • Shandong Yuean Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
  • A‑Gas International Limited 
  • The Chemours Company
  • Arkema S.A.




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