The industrial gas refer to gaseous materials produced for use in industry such as industrial organic and inorganic gases in compressed, liquid, and solid forms. Industrial gases are also referred to as bulk gases or commodity gases.
The main types of industrial gases are nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and other types of industrial gases. Nitrogen is a nonmetallic chemical element that, under normal conditions, is a colorless, odorless, inert gas that makes up 78 percent of the Earth's atmosphere. It is primarily used in the industrial synthesis of ammonia, as a component of inert atmospheres, and as a refrigerant in liquid form. The modes of supply are bulk, packaging, and pipeline. The packaging includes cylinders, bottles, canisters, cartridges, cryogenic tanks/vessels, and other packaging. The end-user industries involved are chemicals, metallurgy, manufacturing, food and beverages, healthcare, and other end-user industries.
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The global industrial gas market grew from $128.62 billion in 2022 to $146.08 billion in 2023 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6%. The Russia-Ukraine war disrupted the chances of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, at least in the short term. The war between these two countries has led to economic sanctions on multiple countries, a surge in commodity prices, and supply chain disruptions, causing inflation across goods and services and affecting many markets across the globe. The industrial gas market is expected to grow to $238.77 billion in 2027 at a CAGR of 13.1%.
New developments are taking place in healthcare with an increasing emphasis on a healthier and generally better quality of life. In addition to oxygen, nitrous oxide, nitric oxide, and other industrial gases like hydrogen, helium, and xenon are all being prepared for use in pharmaceutical-based products. Treatments and drug developments using induced pluripotent stem cells (IPS) are bringing a new added value to the industry through the application of systems using gases such as carbon dioxide and liquid nitrogen, which are indispensable for the cultivation and preservation of cells and tissues, driving demand for high-grade industrial gases.
Interest rates globally are forecasted to rise in most of the developing and developed economies during the forecast period. This is expected to limit new investments in the market. Most countries across the world are raising interest rates to control inflation and also to limit the flow of capital out of the country. This is likely to affect new investments in terms of expansion, research, and development of new products. For instance, the US interest rates are expected to rise up to 3.5% by 2021. These factors are expected to have a negative impact on the market as borrowing money becomes expensive, thereby affecting the market's growth.
Industrial gas companies are increasingly supplying carbon dioxide emitted from industrial facilities to greenhouses. CO2 emitted from power plants and refineries is stored in local capacities and empty natural gas fields and transported to greenhouses via pipelines. This process acts as an intelligent CO2 recycling solution and reduces the carbon footprint of greenhouses. Linde, for example, collects carbon dioxide from the Shell oil refinery near Rotterdam, Netherlands, and distributes it to over 580 greenhouses in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. This saves the combustion of 115 million cubic meters of natural gas and avoids emissions of 205,000 tons per year of CO2.
Major companies in the industrial gas market include The Linde Group, Air Liquide, SIG Gases Berhad, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp, Air Water Inc., Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, Messer Group GmbH, Iwatani Corporation, and Arkema SA.
Asia-Pacific was the largest region in the industrial gas market in 2022. North America was the second-largest region in the industrial gas market. The regions covered in the industrial gas market report are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East, and Africa.
The countries covered in the industrial gas market are Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, Ukraine, USA, and Vietnam.
The industrial gas market consists of the sales of argon, ozone, neon, helium, krypton, methane, and nitrous oxide industrial gases. Values in this market are ‘factory gate’ values, that is the value of goods sold by the manufacturers or creators of the goods, whether to other entities (including downstream manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers) or directly to end customers. The value of goods in this market includes related services sold by the creators of the goods.
The market value is defined as the revenues that enterprises gain from the sale of goods and/or services within the specified market and geography through sales, grants, or donations in terms of the currency (in USD, unless otherwise specified).
The revenues for a specified geography are consumption values that are revenues generated by organizations in the specified geography within the market, irrespective of where they are produced. It does not include revenues from resales along the supply chain, either further along the supply chain or as part of other products.
The global industrial gas market is segmented -
1) By Type: Nitrogen, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Hydrogen, Other Industrial Gas
2) By Mode of Supply: Bulk, Packaging, Pipe Line
3) By Packaging: Cylinders, Bottles, Canisters, Cartridges, Cryogenic Tanks/Vessels, Other Packagings
4) By End Userr Industry: Chemicals, Metallurgy, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Other End-User Industries