Record sale of fans in the summer heat

Summer in NorwaySummer in Norway.Photo: Erik Johansen / NTB scanpix

Unusually hot days make Norwegians want to cool down. Elkjøp reported a sales growth of over 400% of fans in May.


Elkjøp’s total sales figures in Norway for so-called climate products showed a growth of 255% as of the 30th of May, compared with the same month last year reported Finansavisen newspaper.

‘’Air conditioning showed a growth of 274% in May. The jewel in the crown was the sale of fans. Here, the month of May showed a growth of 416% compared with the same month last year,’’ said Øystein Schmidt, Communications Manager at Elkjøp Nordic.

He stated that the sale of fans has been enormous throughout the Nordic region.

“Our Nordic sales of fans have increased by 444%, while sales of air conditioning products have increased by 202% in May this year,” said Schmidt.

Powel’s records have also been broken.

“We sold more fans yesterday than we did during the whole of May last year,” said
Thomas Martinsen, sales manager for appliances, kitchen and small electricals in Power.

He has been with the company for 21 years and says he has never experienced the like.


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