The Asia-Pacific industrial gases market is the most propitious of all the regional markets and will continue to be the fastest growing segment of the market during the forecasted period. The largest chunk of industrial gases by value belongs to the Asia-Pacific region mainly due to the presence of a large population base and huge demand from industries of the growing economies such as India, China, South Korea and Singapore. The high market share of the industrial gases market in this region can be attributed mainly to the rapid industrialization in developing economies such as India, China and Japan which have a multitude of untapped opportunities. The major chunk of demand for industrial gases can be observed in the booming fields of healthcare, manufacturing and electronics segments. This has resulted in the corresponding increase in demand for various gaseous mixtures (exotic ones include Neoquad – a mixture of helium, nitrogen, neon, oxygen, and Argox – a mixture of argon and oxygen), pure gases used in the healthcare industry, as well as various modern applications of traditional gases such as carbon dioxide, oxygen and nitrogen. Some of the important growth drivers for the Asia-Pacific industrial gases market are as follows:
- Sudden surge in the use of specialty gases primarily in the fields of food industry and electronics and healthcare industries has stepped up the demand for industrial gases in the growing economies. Emergency medical conditions empower countries such as India and China with a multitude of untapped opportunities
- Growing awareness regarding environment protection from degradation and subsequent demand of clean energy has augmented the rise in consumption of industrial gases in developing countries
- Rapid economic developments in south and central Asian countries and strong government initiatives undertaken to strengthen their respective economies have resulted in a rise of disposable income and awareness among consumers
- The steel, glass, oil and fiber optics market demands intensive usage of industrial gases. Growth in these sectors in countries such as China, Japan and India proportionately pushes the market for industrial gases towards an upward trend.
Rise in population and industrialization in BRICS nation will drive the major growth of the industrial gases market. Growth in associated industries such as transportation, food and beverages, metal fabrication and chemical manufacturing are some of the other drivers for the global industrial gases market. However, high costs of transportation and storage of industrial gases is expected to be a key challenge for market participants.
The report analyzes the industrial gases market in terms of market size, market share, and competitive analysis and also estimates the market in terms of revenue (USD million) for the period 2012 - 2018, deeming 2011 as the base year. The global industrial gases market is segmented into two major sub segments on the basis of products and geography. This market primarily includes nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide, argon, helium and acetylene.
On the basis of geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and rest of the world (RoW) regions. In-depth analysis of various geographical factors affecting market dynamics are explained in the report.
The report provides competitive analysis of the market which includes market shares of major players in 2011. Furthermore, company profiles for some of the key players namely Air Liquide, Linde Group, Praxair Inc. and Air Products and Chemicals Inc., in terms of company overview, financial overview, business strategies, product portfolio and recent developments is available in the report.
The global industrial gases market is categorized into the following segments:
Industrial Gases Market by Products
- Carbon Dioxide
Industrial Gases Market by Geography
- Rest of the World (RoW)