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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Falling wage costs and passing costs on to downstream markets keep margins healthy
  • Some operators have restructured their product portfolios to target promising markets
  • Profit is expected to benefit from innovations that help operators develop higher value-added products and services
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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle, because it is continuing to grow although at a slower rate than the UK economy. The maturity of a number of key downstream industries such as steel manufacturing, various mining industries and a number of chemical processing industries has restrained growth. The commodity nature of the product itself has also contributed to it being in the mature stage rather than declining as there are limited substitutes, meaning that demand is not likely to diminish past a certain level. Environmental regulations governing carbon emissions are also curbing growth in some product areas, including traditional refrigerant gases. Over the past decade the industry has consolidated. Lin.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Industrial Gas Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Industrial Gas Manufacturing Industry are

  • Effective cost controls
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Demand from iron and steel manufacturing in the Industrial Gas Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Demand from iron and steel manufacturing
  • Industrial electricity prices
  • World price of crude oil
  • Current Performance
  • Pressure points
  • Switching focus
  • Environmental issues
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Falling margins
  • International trade and employment
  • Green concerns
  • Further developments
  • Table: Industrial Gas Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Industrial Gas Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Basic Steel Processing
  • Aluminium Production
  • Water Collection, Treatment & Supply
  • Non-Hazardous Waste Treatment & Disposal
  • Hospitals
  • Specialist Medical Practices
  • Dental Practices
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity Production
  • Products & Services
  • Nitrogen
  • Other
  • Argon and rare gases
  • Oxygen
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Hydrogen
  • Chart: Industrial Gas Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Industrial users
  • Other and specialised users
  • Food and beverage industries
  • Medical industries
  • Electronics industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Industrial Gas Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Industrial Gas Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Industrial Gas Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    BOC Ltd
    Air Products plc
    Air Liquide UK Ltd
  • Table: BOC Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Air Products plc - financial performance
  • Table: Air Liquide UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Industrial Gas Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Industrial Gas Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Industrial Gases
  • A group of gases that are commercially manufactured and sold for uses in other applications, usually industrial processes. They can take various forms including compressed, liquid or solid forms.
  • Inert Gases
  • Any gas, either elemental or molecular in structure, that does not react under normal circumstances. The noble gases are sometimes referred to as inert, but only helium and neon are truly inert.
  • Noble Gases
  • Gases including helium, krypton, neon and xenon.
  • Olefin
  • Any unsaturated hydrocarbon containing one or more pairs of carbon atoms linked by a double bond. Also referred to as an alkene.

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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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