Prices of HFC refrigerants continued to fall in the final quarter of 2019, completing a year of price decreases from the highs in 2018.
The Q4/2019 figures were compiled from returns provided by 82 companies from eleven EU member states. All supply chain levels were represented: three gas producers, 10 gas distributors, 26 OEMs, 37 service companies, five end-users and two other companies. Main respondents were from France, Germany, Italy and Poland.
Only four companies reported limited availability of refrigerants.
Limited quantities of reclaimed refrigerant means the prices of these gases may be as high as twice the price of virgin gases. Most common reclaimed gas is R404A, followed by R134a.
Source: Cooling Post