Global demand for hydrogen is projected to increase 4.1 percent annually through 2016 to 286 cubic meters. Chemical manufacturing will be the fastest growing market while petroleum refining will remain dominant. The Asia/Pacific region will continue as the largest market and grow the fastest.
This study analyzes the 233.7 billion cubic meter world hydrogen industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by market (e.g., petroleum refining, petroleum refining processes, chemical manufacturing, other manufacturing), production method (e.g., hydrocarbons, water), world region and for 17 major countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, examines the hydrogen economy, evaluates company market share and profiles 9 industry participants, including Air Products and Chemicals, Linde and Air Liquide.