Global demand for industrial gases will increase eight percent annually through 2014. The Asia/Pacific region will remain the fastest growing based on its ever expanding manufacturing base. The Africa/Mideast region will also exceed average growth rates, driven in part by its large oil reserves and refining industry.
This study analyzes the $35.7 billion world industrial gas industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by market (e.g., chemical processing and petroleum refining, metal manufacturing and fabricating, medical and health care, food and beverages, electronics), type (e.g., hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide), world regional market and for 27 major national markets.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 10 industry participants, including L’Air Liquide, Linde Group and Air Products and Chemicals.