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Refrigerators Market Research Report Information By Product Type (Top Freezer Refrigerator, Bottom Freezer Refrigerator, Side by Side Refrigerator, and French Door Refrigerator), By Distribution Channel (Online and Offline) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/CR/11003-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Pradeep Nandi| July 2024

Global Refrigerators Market Overview


Refrigerators Market Size was valued at USD 68.9 Billion in 2022. The Refrigerators market industry is projected to grow from USD72.8 billion in 2023 to USD 114.4 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). The primary market driver for refrigerators is consumer demand for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly appliances, which is a key market driver of the refrigerators market, enhancing the market growth.


Global Refrigerators Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Refrigerators Market Trends



  • Remote Working Conditions Enabled a Wider Market Growth


Global Market CAGR grew during the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unparalleled rise in e-commerce. Online shopping has evolved into a way of life rather than just a convenience. Digital platforms are becoming more and more popular among consumers for making transactions, ranging from luxury goods to groceries. Since this trend is here to stay, companies must improve their online presence and offer streamlined, safe, and customized buying experiences. Businesses are focusing more and more on omnichannel retail or the merging of online and offline shopping.


One of the most important trends in many businesses is the move toward sustainability. Customers are seeking eco-friendly products and sustainable practices as they grow more ecologically conscious. Businesses that integrate sustainability into their operations, procedures, and corporate social responsibility stand to benefit. Product creation, packaging, and supply chains are changing as laws get more stringent and people become more environmentally conscious. Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are revolutionizing a variety of industries, including manufacturing and customer service. Companies are using AI to streamline processes, examine enormous databases, and enhance client interactions. AI applications include machine learning, chatbots, and predictive analytics, to name a few. Effective AI integration puts businesses in a better position to provide individualized, effective, and affordable services.


The COVID-19 epidemic spurred the introduction of flexible work schedules and remote work. Numerous employers and employees have acknowledged the advantages of working from home or using hybrid models. Consequently, companies are reassessing their workspaces, allocating resources for telecommuting, and emphasizing the welfare of their workforce. This trend is changing how businesses approach hiring, retaining employees, and designing workspaces. In conclusion, in order for businesses to succeed and stay relevant, they must adjust to these market developments. AI is boosting productivity and consumer happiness, e-commerce is becoming the standard, sustainability is a moral and financial requirement, and remote work is here to stay. Businesses that adapt to these changes early on will have a greater chance of prospering in the changing business environment. Thus driving the refrigerator market revenue.


Refrigerators Market Segment Insights


Refrigerators Product Type Insights


The Refrigerators market segmentation, based on product type, includes top freezer refrigerators, bottom freezer refrigerators, side-by-side refrigerators, and french door refrigerators. The french door refrigerator category is the largest section in the refrigerator market. Multiple reasons drive the segment's growth. First off, French door refrigerators are renowned for having roomy, adaptable interiors that meet changing consumer demands. Second, they frequently have cutting-edge features like water and ice dispensers, which improve convenience. Third, the increasing need for sustainability is met by their energy-efficient designs. French door refrigerators are a popular choice among consumers due to their elegant aesthetics and double doors, which further contribute to their dominance in the market.


Refrigerators Distribution Channel Insights


The Refrigerators market segmentation, based on distribution channels, includes online and offline. The online category is the biggest one in the retail industry. Its extraordinary rise is attributed to a number of factors. First off, especially since the COVID-19 epidemic, the ease of purchasing from home has grown in popularity. Second, customers are drawn to websites with a greater selection of goods and affordable solutions. Thirdly, data-driven recommendations that personalize online buying experiences increase client pleasure. Finally, consumers are empowered by the ease with which they can compare prices and read reviews online, which makes them a powerful force in the retail industry. On the other hand, the offline industry must adjust to shifting consumer preferences and diminishing foot traffic.


Figure 1: Refrigerators Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Refrigerators Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Refrigerators Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. North America is the largest market in the world market. Technological innovation, a solid consumer base, and a thriving e-commerce ecosystem are the main drivers of regional growth. North America's market supremacy is also attributed to advantageous economic conditions, large discretionary incomes, and an early adoption of technology culture.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are the US, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: REFRIGERATORS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


REFRIGERATORS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Asia Pacific Refrigerators market accounts for the second-largest market share. The market sector with the quickest rate of growth is Asia Pacific. Growing urbanization, rising middle-class population, and rising consumer spending power are the main causes of this explosive rise. The substantial expansion of the Asia Pacific market is also attributed to the ization of enterprises, e-commerce, and the adoption of digital technologies. Further, the German Refrigerators market held the largest market share, and the UK Refrigerators market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The European Refrigerators Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The second-biggest market in the sector is now Europe. Stable economic conditions, a solid infrastructure, and a strong focus on sustainability are driving its expansion. In addition, the region's emphasis on innovation and technical progress, combined with advantageous policy frameworks, enhances growth opportunities inside the European market. Moreover, China’s Refrigerator market held the largest market share, and the Indian Refrigerator market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Refrigerators Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players in the market are expected to widen their stance during the forecast owing to their increased investments. Prominent players are focused on market developments, including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. The Refrigerators industry during the forecast period will also introduce a wide range of products.


The Refrigerator industry is expected to widen its outreach by investing heavily within its manufacturing base. During the forecast period, the Refrigerator industry is expected to increase its geographical reach further. Major players in the Refrigerators market, including Samsung, LG Electronics Inc., Whirlpool Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Hitachi, Ltd., Electrolux AB, Godrej Group, Haier Group Corporation, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


The consumer electronics market is highly competitive for LG Electronics Inc. Notable rivals such as Samsung, Sony, and Panasonic provide difficulties due to their wide range of products and worldwide reach. Furthermore, newcomers like Xiaomi and TCL are becoming more popular thanks to their cutting-edge innovations and reasonable prices. LG's competitive strategy centers on advanced technology, such as AI-powered appliances and OLED screens, while also prioritizing sustainability. In addition, LG's alliances and joint ventures—such as the one for electric car components with Magna International—showcase its dedication to diversification and maintaining its leadership position in the very competitive consumer electronics sector.


Panasonic Corporation faces fierce competition from major players in the market, including Samsung, Sony, and LG Electronics. These businesses provide a large selection of household appliances and consumer gadgets. Panasonic sets itself apart with its dedication to innovation and sustainability, especially in the fields of energy solutions and battery technology. Moreover, acquisitions and alliances, such as Panasonic's cooperation with Tesla in the battery business, represent the company's competitiveness strategy. Panasonic can adjust to changing market conditions because of its broad range of products, which include anything from televisions to automotive technologies. However, it still has to contend with competition from both long-standing and up-and-coming companies in the sector.


Key Companies in the Refrigerators market include



  • Samsung

  • LG Electronics Inc.

  • Whirlpool Corporation

  • Panasonic Corporation

  • Hitachi, Ltd.

  • Electrolux AB

  • Godrej Group

  • Haier Group Corporation

  • Midea Group

  • Voltas Limited

  • GE Appliances


Refrigerators Industry Developments


March 2021: Samsung introduced the 4-Door Flex Series, a new line of refrigerators, in March 2021. This line of refrigerators has stainless steel, automated features with all the smart capabilities, and a Family Hub.


May 2021, Electrolux AB revealed that seven of its innovation program partners will have their product portfolios, which include refrigerators, on display in home appliances.


May 2022, Whirlpool Corporation opened "WoW Studios," a new marketing office in North America, to showcase its brands, which include Maytag, KitchenAid, JennAir, and others.


Refrigerators Market Segmentation


Refrigerators Product Type Outlook



  • Top Freezer Refrigerator

  • Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

  • Side by Side Refrigerator

  • French Door Refrigerator


Refrigerators Distribution Channel Outlook



  • Online

  • Offline


Refrigerators Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 68.9 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 72.8 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 114.4 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.8% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Product Type, Distribution Channel, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Samsung, LG Electronics Inc., Whirlpool Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Hitachi, Ltd., Electrolux AB, Godrej Group, Haier Group Corporation, Midea Group, Voltas Limited, and GE Appliances (U.S.)
Key Market Opportunities ·         Shifts in government regulations can impact industries and market behavior.
Key Market Dynamics ·         Rapid tech changes drive innovation, competition, and consumer preferences.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Refrigerators market size was valued at USD 68.9 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest share of the market.

The key players in the market are Samsung, LG Electronics Inc., Whirlpool Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Hitachi, Ltd., and Electrolux AB

The French door refrigerator category dominated the market in 2022.

Online had the largest share in the market.

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