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Global demand to increase nearly 7% annually through 2011

World demand for industrial gases will increase nearly 7 percent annually to almost $37 billion in 2011. Volumetric consumption will expand 4.9 percent per year to 300 billion cubic meters. The fastest growth will be in the emerging industrial economies of the Asia/Pacific region, especially those of China and India. Those countries with advanced, highly developed industrial economies will grow more slowly. Other developing regions (Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa/Mideast) will also experience above average growth.

Metal production, fabrication to dominate demand

Metals production and fabricating will be the largest market sector for industrial gases consumption, and will account for 35 percent of total demand value in 2011. In steel applications, growth will derive from the increasing use of electric arc furnaces, more demand for stainless steel products and more modern manufacturing methods, which consume greater amounts of industrial gases. Geographically, the best growth opportunities will exist in China and India, where steel production continues to grow rapidly. The Japanese steel industry, the world's second largest after China, still remains a major industrial gas market, though not a high growth one.

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INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
World Economic Overview
Recent Economic Performance
World Economic Outlook
World Population Overview
World Fixed Investment Overview
World Manufacturing Overview
World Steel Industry Overview
World Chemical Manufacturing Overview
World Refined Petroleum Products Outlook
World Electronic Products Overview
Food & Beverage Markets Overview
Health Care Industry Overview
III. WORLD INDUSTRIAL GAS OVERVIEW
Supply & Demand
World Industrial Gas Production
Foreign Trade
Industrial Gas Market Dynamics & Per Capita Demand
Demand by Market
Metal Manufacturing & Fabricating 


Primary Metal Manufacturing
Welding & Fabrication

Chemicals & Refining 


Chemical Processing
Petroleum Refining

Electronics 


Bulk Gases
Specialty Electronic Gases

Food & Beverages
Medical & Health Care
Oil & Gas Recovery/Enhanced Oil Recovery
All Other Markets
Demand by Type
Nitrogen
Oxygen
Hydrogen
Carbon Dioxide
Argon & Other Gases
Industrial Gas Demand by Region
IV. NORTH AMERICA
Macroeconomic Environment
Industrial Gas Demand
Suppliers & Market Share
United States
Canada
Mexico
V. WESTERN EUROPE
Macroeconomic Environment
Industrial Gas Demand
Suppliers & Market Share
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Italy
Spain
Other Western Europe
VI. ASIA/PACIFIC
Macroeconomic Environment
Industrial Gas Demand
Suppliers & Market Share
Japan
China
South Korea
Taiwan
India
Australia
Other Asia/Pacific
VII. OTHER REGIONS
Macroeconomic Environment
Industrial Gas Demand
Latin America
Macroeconomic Environment
Industrial Gas Demand
Suppliers & Market Share
Brazil
Other Latin America
Eastern Europe
Macroeconomic Environment
Industrial Gas Demand
Industrial Gas Demand by Country
Suppliers & Market Share
Africa/Mideast
Macroeconomic Environment
Industrial Gas Demand
Industrial Gas Demand by Country
Suppliers & Market Share
VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Market Share
L'Air Liquide
The Linde Group
Praxair
Air Products and Chemicals
Acquisitions & Divestitures
Cooperative Agreements
Supply Agreements
Distribution
Manufacturing
Air Separation Technologies
Other Industrial Gas Production Methods
Company Profiles
Aeriform Corporation, see Airgas Incorporated
African Oxygen Limited, see Linde Group
Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated
Airgas Incorporated
Aqualung Group, see L'Air Liquide SA
Basin Welding Supply, see Airgas Incorporated
BOC Gazy, see Air Products and Chemicals
BOC Group plc, see Linde Group
Byrne Specialty Gases Incorporated, see Airgas
Exxon Mobil Corporation
HydroEdge Company, see Iwatani International
INOX Air Products, see Air Products and Chemicals
Iwatani International Corporation
Japan Air Gases, see L'Air Liquide SA
Kanto Denka Kogyo Company Limited
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP
L'Air Liquide SA
Linde Gas UK Limited, see Linde Group
Linde Gas USA LLC, see Airgas Incorporated
Linde Group
Linde Nippon Sanso GmbH & Company KG, see Linde Group and Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation
Mainland Welding Supplies Limited, see Airgas
Merriam-Graves Corporation, see Airgas Incorporated
Messer Group GmbH
Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated
National Welders Supply Company, see Airgas Inc.
Praxair Incorporated
Scott Specialty Gases Incorporated, see L'Air Liquide
Showa Denko Air Products Company, see Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated and Showa Denko KK
Showa Denko KK
Smith Welding Supply & Equipment Incorporated, see Airgas Incorporated
Singapore Oxygen Air Liquide Pte Limited, see L'Air Liquide SA
Southern Welding Supply Incorporated, see Airgas Incorporated
Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation
Tecnologia en Nitrogeno Sde RL de CV, see Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated
Union Industrial Gas Group, see Airgas Incorporated
Wright Welding Supply Incorporated, see Airgas
Other Companies Mentioned in the Study
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region
2 World Population by Region
3 World Gross Fixed Capital Formation by Region
4 World Manufacturing Value-Added by Region
5 World Crude Steel Production
6 World Chemical Manufacturing Value-Added by Region
7 World Refined Petroleum Products Production by Region
8 World Electronic Product Shipments by Region
9 World Food & Beverage Manufacturing Value-Added
10 World Health Care Expenditures
SECTION III -- WORLD INDUSTRIAL GAS OVERVIEW
1 World Industrial Gas Supply & Demand
2 World Industrial Gas Production
3 World Industrial Gas Net Exports by Region
4 World Industrial Gas Demand by Market
5 Metal Markets for Industrial Gas
6 Chemical & Refining Markets for Industrial Gas
7 Electronics Markets for Industrial Gas
8 Food & Beverage Markets for Industrial Gas
9 Medical & Health Care Markets for Industrial Gas
10 Oil & Gas Recovery & Enhanced Oil Recovery Markets for Industrial Gas
11 All Other Markets for Industrial Gas
12 World Industrial Gas Demand by Type
13 World Nitrogen Demand by Region
14 World Oxygen Demand by Region
15 World Hydrogen Demand by Region
16 World Carbon Dioxide Demand by Region
17 World Argon & Other Gases Demand by Region
18 World Industrial Gas Demand by Region
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America Industrial Gas Supply & Demand
2 North America Industrial Gas Demand by Market & Type
3 United States Industrial Gas Supply & Demand
4 United States Industrial Gas Demand by Market & Type
5 Canada Industrial Gas Supply & Demand
6 Canada Industrial Gas Demand by Market & Type
7 Mexico Industrial Gas Supply & Demand
8 Mexico Industrial Gas Demand by Market & Type
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe Industrial Gas Supply & Demand
2 Western Europe Industrial Gas Demand by Market & Type
3 Germany Industrial Gas Supply & Demand
4 Germany Industrial Gas Demand by Market & Type
5 France Industrial Gas Supply & Demand
6 France Industrial Gas Demand by Market & Type
7 United Kingdom Industrial Gas Supply & Demand
8 United Kingdom Industrial Gas Demand by Market & Type
9 Italy Industrial Gas Supply & Demand
10 Italy Industrial Gas Demand by Market & Type
11 Spain Industrial Gas Supply & Demand
12 Spain Industrial Gas Demand by Market & Type
13 Other Western Europe Industrial Gas Supply & Demand
14 Other Western Europe Industrial Gas Demand by Market & Type
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific Industrial Gas Supply & Demand
2 Asia/Pacific Industrial Gas Demand by Market & Type
3 Japan Industrial Gas Supply & Demand
4 Japan Industrial Gas Demand by Market & Type
5 China Industrial Gas Supply & Demand
6 China Industrial Gas Demand by Market & Type
7 South Korea Industrial Gas Supply & Demand
8 South Korea Industrial Gas Demand by Market & Type
9 Taiwan Industrial Gas Supply & Demand
10 Taiwan Industrial Gas Demand by Market & Type
11 India Industrial Gas Supply & Demand
LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION III -- WORLD INDUSTRIAL GAS OVERVIEW
1 Relationship Between Industrial Gas Demand Per Capita & GDP Per Capita, 2006
2 World Industrial Gas Demand by Market, 2006
3 World Industrial Gas Demand by Type, 2006
4 World Industrial Gas Demand by Region, 2006
5 Share of Market Growth by Country/Region (2006-2011)
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America Industrial Gas Market Share, 2006
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe Industrial Gas Demand by Country, 2006
2 Western Europe Industrial Gas Market Share, 2006
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific Industrial Gas Demand by Country, 2006
2 Asia/Pacific Industrial Gas Market Share, 2006
SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Other Regions Industrial Gas Demand by Region, 2006
2 Latin America Industrial Gas Market Share, 2006
3 Eastern Europe Industrial Gas Market Share, 2006
4 Africa/Mideast Industrial Gas Market Share, 2006
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Industrial Gas Market Share by Company, 2006
2 World Industrial Gas Sales by Distribution Method, 2006

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Electronics, health care to be fastest growing markets

The electronics and health care industries will be the fastest growing market segments for industrial gases. Gains in electronics applications will benefit from growing demand for semiconductor and integrated circuits used in a growing number of electronic devices. The industry's move toward the production of 300mm semiconductor wafers will benefit industrial gases. Bulk gases are used by the industry primarily as inert blanketing atmospheres. Specialty gases are used by electronics producers as etchants and cleaning agents. Geographically, the highest growth regions for electronics applications will be in China and Taiwan, though the US, Japan and South Korea are also significant markets.

In medical and healthcare applications, demand will be driven by the expansion of health care services in developing nations, rapidly increasing use of home health care respiratory therapies in advanced economies and by technological advancement in medical imaging, surgical and other practices.

Industrial gases used in chemical processing and petroleum refining applications constitute the second largest gasconsuming category, though its magnitude is less than half that of the metals sector. Gains in the chemicals sector will derive from the increasing use of oxygen and nitrogen in chemical processing applications, often to improve the environmental performance of chemical operations. In petroleum refining, the drive toward cleaner burning, low-sulfur fuels will stimulate demand for hydrogen.

Foods and beverages and other markets (including water treatment, pulp and paper production, glass making, etc.) will record below average gains. In food and beverage markets, growth will come as a result of changing consumer patterns in rapidly industrializing nations and increased consumption of carbonated beverages in some regions. In other applications, growth opportunities exist in such applications as wood pulp delignifi- cation and water treatment, both of which consume oxygen directly and as a precursor for ozone.

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This new Freedonia industry study, World Industrial Gases, is priced at $5500. It presents historical demand data for the years 1996, 2001 and 2006 plus forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by type, market, world region and for 14 major national markets. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 13 leading competitors.

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