Household Refrigerators and Freezers Market Size USD 124.6 Billion By 2030

Published Date : 14 Nov 2022

The global household refrigerators and freezers market size accounted for USD 93.2 billion in 2022 and is projected to be worth around USD 124.6 billion by 2030 with a registered CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.

Refrigerators and freezers are one of the most popular types of white goods, commonly used in households to store food and beverage items cool and fresh for an extended time period. The constant development and upgrade in refrigeration technologies have played a crucial role in the increased adoption of refrigerators in the household. Further, the rising popularity of modular kitchen spaces and the easy availability of space-efficient refrigerators have propelled the demand for refrigerators and freezers among middle-class households. Furthermore, the integration of the latest technologies such as the internet of things (IoT) and the development of smart refrigerators equipped with screens and speakers are expected to fuel the growth of household refrigerators and freezers during the forecast period.

Crucial factors accountable for market growth are:

  • Rising disposable income
  • Increasing consumer expenditure of home improvement
  • Technological innovations in the refrigerators
  • Growing number of nuclear families
  • Rising urbanization
  • Growing demand for the luxury products
  • Need for storing food and beverages in households
  • Rising penetration of e-commerce
  • Availability of easy financing through EMI options for purchase

Household Refrigerators and Freezers Market Report Scope

Report Coverage Details
Market Size In 2022 USD 93.2 Billion
Market Size By 2030 USD 124.6 Billion
Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030

CAGR of 3.6% 

Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Segments Covered
  • By Door Type
  • By Structure
  • By Distribution Channel
Regions Covered
  • North America 
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific 
  • Latin America 
  • Middle East and Africa 

Report Highlights

  • By door type, the French door segment is expected to witness highest growth rate. The French door refrigerators comes with both refrigeration and freezer properties and offers extra storage spaces. The availability of different compartments for separately storing food and beverage items offers energy efficiency along with the convenience to the consumers.
  • By structure, the double door segment dominated the market in 2020. It is the most preferred refrigerators that offers various benefits such as easy relocation, easy repair and maintenance, and can be purchased according to the needs by the households.
  • By Distribution Channel, the e-commerce is expected to be the most opportunistic segment due to the increasing penetration of internet and convenience of shopping to the consumers from the comfort of their home. Moreover, easy comparison between different brands and different refrigerators helps the customers in selecting the appropriate products.

Regional Snapshots

North America dominated the global household refrigerators and freezers market in 2020, closely followed by Europe. North America is characterized by increased disposable income, increased penetration of smart home appliances, increased consumption of frozen and canned food products, high urban population, increased demand for the premium home products, and high number of households. The growing demand for the energy efficient refrigerators is pumping the market growth in this region. Further, increased consumer awareness regarding the harmful effect of refrigerators on the environment is significantly boosting the production of sustainable refrigerator across the region.

Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing region during the forecast period. Asia Pacific is the home to the prominent refrigerator and freezers manufacturers such as LG Electronics, Samsung, Haier, Panasonic, and Godrej. Further, nations like China, Japan, and South Korea are specialists in the production of various electronic products at low cost. Asia Pacific is the manufacturing hub for the refrigerators and freezers owing to the easy availability of essential raw materials and cheap labor. Further, the government policies attracts FDIs in the region, which has significantly contributed towards the development of this region.

Market Dynamics


The global household refrigerators and freezers market is primarily driven by the growing need for storing different food and beverages items for longer period and prevent any contamination of food in the households. Rising disposable income coupled with the growing expenditure on the home improvement products is significantly driving the market growth across the globe.


The low penetration of smart home appliances in the rural areas and lack of proper electrification in underdeveloped areas is a major retraining factor that may hamper the growth of the global household refrigerators and freezers market during the forecast period.


The latest innovative features installed in the refrigerators such as Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, internet of things, convertible refrigerators, and many more developments are the various factors that seems to provide lucrative growth opportunities to the market players in the forthcoming years.


The introduction of innovative technologies is beneficial for the market, but however, these latest refrigerators involves high cost, which may restrict the consumers to buy these appliances. 

Recent Developments

In July 2020, Samsung launched SpaceMax Family Hub Refrigerator to expand it internet of things (IoT) portfolio that can be connected with the smartphone and smart TVs. It has features like food management, the family connection, and home control.

Some of the prominent players

  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Dacor, Inc.
  • Philips Electronics
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • Samsung
  • AB Electrolux
  • LG lectronics
  • Dover Corporation
  • Godrej Industries Ltd.
  • Liebherr Group
  • Panasonic Corporation

Market Segmentation

By Door Type

  • Double Door
  • French Door
  • Top Mounted
  • Side by Side
  • Single Door

By Structure

  • Built-in
  • Freestanding

By Distribution Channel

  • Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
  • Specialty Stores
  • E-commerce
  • Others

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