Global industrial gas demand will advance 5.7 percent annually through 2009 based on rapid growth in the developing markets of Asia, particularly China and India. Metals will remain the largest market based in part on increasing use of electronic arc furnaces. The electronics and health and medical markets will grow the fastest.
This study analyzes the $23 billion world industrial gas industry. It presents historical demand data for 1994, 1999 and 2004 and forecasts to 2009 and 2014 by type (e.g., nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, argon); by market (e.g., metal manufacturing and fabricating, chemicals and refining, foods and beverages, electronics, medical and health care); by world geographic region and for 14 major countries.
The study also considers market environment indicators, evaluates company market share and profiles 15 major industry players including L?Air Liquide, BOC Group, Praxair, Air Products and Chemicals, Linde, Taiyo Nippon Sanso, Messer, Iwatani, and Kinder Morgan.