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Industrial Gas Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Industrial Gas Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C20.110 | Mar 2017

Leaking demand: Demand from key markets is expected to fall due to economic uncertainty

IBISWorld’s Industrial Gas Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Air Liquide UK Ltd Air Liquide UK Ltd market share
Air Products plc Air Products plc market share
BOC Ltd BOC Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Industrial gases are primarily used in petroleum refining, chemical processing and metal manufacturing. They are also employed in the food and beverage, health-care and electronics industries. As a result, the performance of the industry over the five years through 2016-17 largely reflects developments in these industries. Industry participants were hampered by adverse economic conditions at the start of the five-year period, as this had led to weak demand from certain end user industries. This includes the UK steel manufacturing industry, which was adversely affected by lower activity in the construction, transportation and other heavy manufacturing sectors, all of which were affected by the fallout from the economic downturn... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Given the nature of the product involved, industry participants tend to locate close to their customers. In the case of industrial gases supplied in bulk, transport costs can account for as much as 10% to 20% of the selling price, which effectively means they can only be transported economically within a very limited area. In the case of low-value bulk industrial gases such as oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide, economic transportation distances are thought to be approximately 200 kilometres from the production plant. In the case of higher value bulk gases, the distances can be higher. Travelling distance constraints also exist for cylinder gases with shipping distances determined via the ratio between production costs and end customer prices. It .. purchase to read more


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What is the Industrial Gas Manufacturing Industry?

This industry covers companies that manufacture liquefied or compressed inorganic industrial and medical gases. These are then mainly used in industrial processes. The most commonly used industrial gases are oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, acetylene, carbon monoxide, helium and mixtures of these.

Industry Products
HydrogenNitrogenArgon and rare gasesOxygenCarbon dioxide
Industry Activities
Manufacturing elemental gasesManufacturing liquid or compressed airManufacturing refrigerant gasesManufacturing inert gasesIsolating gasesManufacturing mixed industrial gases

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