Total HVACR sales represented by the Top 50 Distributors each year have steadily increased. In 2012, they accounted for more than $10.3 billion (fiscal year 2011); this rose to more than $11.5 billion in 2013, $12.8 billion in 2014, and $13.8 billion in 2015. This year, the top 50 represented $14.8 billion in sales for fiscal 2015.
When Distribution Center and the Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) introduced the Top 50 HVACR Distributors survey in May 2012, 80 percent of respondents reported a rise in HVACR sales in fiscal year 2011 versus 2010. In May 2013, 78 percent of the Top 50 reported higher HVACR sales; this increased to 96 percent with higher sales in May 2014 and 75 percent in the May 2015 survey. The 2016 study found that 82 percent of the top 50 enjoyed higher HVACR sales in fiscal year 2015, with an average increase of 7.9 percent.