HARDI reported North American HVACR distributor sales for the month of June 2010 were up more than 10% from last year.
Heating, Airconditioning and
Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI)
reported North American HVACR distributor sales for the month of June 2010 were
up more than 10% from last year in its Monthly Targeted and Regional Economic
News for Distribution Strategies (TRENDS) analysis. This marks the fourth
consecutive month in which overall distributor sales were up from the previous
HARDI’s seven U.S.
regions were up in June, with four exceeding double-digit growth. Canada
continues to remain strong as the only HARDI region to stay in the positive 12
to HARDI’s Chief EconomistAlan Beaulieu, “The average 3.0%
drop in annual sales [running 12 months] is the smallest decline reported among
HARDI Members in over 14 months.”
weather across most major U.S.
markets has certainly helped fuel June’s strong numbers, but so too has the
steadily increasing rate of sales of high-efficiency equipment. HARDI’s recent joint survey with JP Morgan
Equity Research showed nearly a third of HARDI distributors having 16 SEER
equipment make up more than 15% of their total unitary sales so far this
Sales TRENDS Report also debuted a new indicator of distributor efficiency by
reporting the month’s Sales per Employee by region and company size. This first
month shows 2010 well ahead of year-end 2009 and 2008 levels, further
reflecting the positive shift in product mix. However there were several
significant variances between distributors of various sizes and
information on this and other TRENDS reports, contact HARDI’s Talbot Gee at