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“Growing construction and metal manufacturing & fabrication industries to drive the market for welding gas/shielding gas industry”

The global wedling gas/shielding gas market is projected to grow from USD 7.17 billion in 2015 to reach USD 9.46 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 5.70%. The welding gas/shielding gas market is driven by the growing construction industry.

“Construction segment projected to grow during the forecast period”

The demand for welding process such as tungsten metal arc welding, shielded arc welding, and metal gas arc welding is fueled by the need for construction to accommodate growth. Additionally, growing construction development, across residential as well as commercial sectors, is expected to be the key driving force, leading to the estimated leading position of Asia-Pacific in this market. Increasing governmental investments on infrastructural developments in the developing nations and rising construction & mining activities are expected to boost the demand for welding gas/shielding gas.

Breakdown of Primaries

Primary interviews were conducted with a number of industry experts in order to collect data related to different aspects of the welding gas/shielding gas market. Estimates reached after analyzing secondary sources were validated through these interviews. Primary sources include professionals such as industrial gas manufacturers, distributors, and academic professionals. The following figure provides a breakdown of the types of companies, which the primary sources belong to, the number of primaries by designation, and their regional break-up.

Tier-1: Revenue: >USD 500 million
Tier-2: Revenue: USD 100 million to USD 500 million
Tier 3: Revenue: < USD 100 million

The various suppliers of welding gas/shielding gas profiled in the report are as follows:

1. Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (U.S.)
2. The Linde Group (Germany)
3. Praxair, Inc. (U.S.)
4. Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (Japan)
5. Air Liquide SA (France)
6. Gulf Cryo (Bahrain)
7. Iwatani Corporation (Japan)
8. Iceblick Ltd. (Ukraine)
9. SIG Gases Berhad (Malaysia)
10. Messer Group GmbH (Germany)

The report will help the market leaders/new entrants in this market in the following ways:

1. This report segments the welding gas/shielding gas market comprehensively and provides the closest approximations of the revenue numbers for the overall market and the subsegments across the different verticals and regions.
2. The report helps stakeholders to understand the market and provides them information on key market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities.
3. This report will help stakeholders to better understand their competitors and gain more insights into their position in the business.

Table Of Contents

Welding Gas/Shielding Gas Market by End-Use Industry , Storage, Distribution and Transportation , Type , Application and Region - Global Forecast to 2020
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION 18
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 18
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 18
1.3 STUDY SCOPE 19
1.3.1 PERIODIZATION CONSIDERED FOR THE WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET 20
1.4 CURRENCY CONSIDERED FOR THE WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET 20
1.5 UNIT CONSIDERED FOR THE WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET 20
1.6 STAKEHOLDERS 20
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 21
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 21
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 22
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 22
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 23
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 23
2.1.2.2 Breakdown of primary interviews 24
2.2 FACTOR ANALYSIS 24
2.2.1 INTRODUCTION 24
2.2.2 DEMAND-SIDE ANALYSIS 24
2.2.2.1 Rising population 25
2.2.2.2 Increasing income and spending capacity 26
2.2.2.3 Industrialization 26
2.2.3 SUPPLY-SIDE ANALYSIS 27
2.2.3.1 Industry regulations 28
2.2.3.2 Fluctuations in fuel prices 29
2.3 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 30
2.4 MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION 32
2.5 MARKET SHARE ESTIMATION 32
2.6 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS AND LIMITATIONS 33
2.6.1 ASSUMPTIONS 33
2.6.2 ASSUMPTIONS MADE FOR THIS STUDY 33
2.6.3 LIMITATIONS 34
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 35
3.1 METAL MANUFACTURING and FABRICATION IS PROJECTED TO ACCOUNT FOR THE LARGEST SHARE BY 2020 36
3.2 ASIA-PACIFIC IS PROJECTED TO DOMINATE THE GLOBAL WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET BY 2020 37
3.3 CHINA IS PROJECTED TO GROW AT THE HIGHEST CAGR FROM 2015 TO 2020 38
4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 41
4.1 ATTRACTIVE MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN THE WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET 41
4.2 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION 42
4.3 EMERGING AND DEVELOPED MARKETS FOR WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS, 2015 VS. 2020 45
5 MARKET OVERVIEW 47
5.1 INTRODUCTION 48
5.2 MARKET EVOLUTION 48
5.3 MARKET DYNAMICS 49
5.3.1 DRIVERS 50
5.3.1.1 Growth in the metal and manufacturing industries 50
5.3.1.2 Growing demand for aluminum 50
5.3.1.3 Growing energy industry 51
5.3.2 RESTRAINTS 52
5.3.2.1 Environmental impacts of welding gas/shielding gas 52
5.3.2.2 Structural and Regulatory Restrictions 53
5.3.2.3 Uncertain economic conditions and declining demand in steel industry 53
5.3.3 OPPORTUNITIES 54
5.3.3.1 High Demand in the Automotive Industry 54
5.3.4 CHALLENGES 55
5.3.4.1 Intricate manufacturing process 55
6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 56
6.1 INTRODUCTION 56
6.2 VALUE CHAIN 56
6.3 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 58
6.3.1 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 59
6.3.2 THREATS OF SUBSTITUTES 59
6.3.3 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 60
6.3.4 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 60
6.3.5 INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY 61
7 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET, BY END-USE INDUSTRY 62
7.1 INTRODUCTION 63
7.2 METAL MANUFACTURING and FABRICATION 64
7.3 CONSTRUCTION 64
7.4 ENERGY 65
7.5 AEROSPACE 65
7.6 OTHERS 65
8 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION 66
8.1 INTRODUCTION 67
8.2 CYLINDER and PACKAGED GAS 67
8.3 MERCHANT LIQUID/BULK 69
8.4 TONNAGE 69
9 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET, BY TYPE 71
9.1 INTRODUCTION 72
9.2 ARGON 73
9.3 OXYGEN 74
9.4 HYDROGEN 74
9.5 CARBON DIOXIDE 74
9.6 OTHER TYPES 75
10 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET, BY APPLICATION 76
10.1 INTRODUCTION 77
10.2 SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING 78
10.3 GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING 78
11 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET, BY REGION 79
11.1 INTRODUCTION 80
11.2 GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GASES DATA ANALYSIS 82
11.3 ASIA-PACIFIC 83
11.3.1 CHINA 90
11.3.2 INDIA 93
11.3.3 SOUTH KOREA 97
11.3.4 JAPAN 101
11.3.5 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC 105
11.4 NORTH AMERICA 109
11.4.1 U.S. 116
11.4.2 CANADA 119
11.4.3 MEXICO 123
11.5 EUROPE 127
11.5.1 GERMANY 133
11.5.2 FRANCE 137
11.5.3 ITALY 141
11.5.4 U.K. 145
11.5.5 REST OF EUROPE 149

11.6 REST OF THE WORLD (ROW) 153
11.6.1 BRAZIL 159
11.6.2 SOUTH AFRICA 163
11.6.3 ARGENTINA 167
11.6.4 OTHERS IN ROW 171
12 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 176
12.1 OVERVIEW 176
12.2 DEVELOPMENT ANALYSIS 177
12.3 COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS and TRENDS 178
12.4 KEY GROWTH STRATEGIES, 2011-2015 179
12.4.1 MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS 179
12.4.2 EXPANSIONS 180
12.4.3 AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS, CONTRACTS, AND JOINT VENTURES,
2011-2015 181
12.4.4 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES 182
13 COMPANY PROFILES 183
(Company at a Glance, Recent Financials, Products and Services, Strategies and Insights, and Recent Developments)*
13.1 INTRODUCTION 183
13.2 AIR LIQUIDE S.A. 184
13.3 AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. 188
13.4 PRAXAIR INC. 192
13.5 THE LINDE GROUP 196
13.6 TAIYO NIPPON SANSO CORPORATION 200
13.7 IWATANI CORPORATION. 203
13.8 SOUTHERN INDUSTRIAL GAS 205
13.9 MESSER GROUP 207
13.10 GULF CRYO 209
13.11 ICEBLICK LTD. 210
*Details on company at a glance, recent financials, products and services, strategies and insights, and recent developments might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.

14 APPENDIX 211
14.1 INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS 211
14.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 212
14.3 COMPANY DEVELOPMENTS 215
14.3.1 AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS, CONTRACTS and JOINT VENTURES 215
14.3.2 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES 216
14.3.3 EXPANSIONS 217
14.3.4 MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS 218
14.4 INTRODUCING RT: REAL-TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 220
14.5 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 220

LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1 REGULATIONS FOR WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION
and TRANSPORTATION 28
TABLE 2 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 63
TABLE 3 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 64
TABLE 4 REGULATIONS ON TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE OF GAS CYLINDERS 68
TABLE 5 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION
and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 69
TABLE 6 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION
and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (THOUSAND TONS) 70
TABLE 7 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 72
TABLE 8 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 73
TABLE 9 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 77
TABLE 10 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 78
TABLE 11 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 81
TABLE 12 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 81
TABLE 13 ASIA-PACIFIC: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 85
TABLE 14 ASIA-PACIFIC: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 85
TABLE 15 ASIA-PACIFIC: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 86
TABLE 16 ASIA-PACIFIC: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 86
TABLE 17 ASIA-PACIFIC: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 87
TABLE 18 ASIA-PACIFIC: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 87
TABLE 19 ASIA-PACIFIC: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 88
TABLE 20 ASIA-PACIFIC: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 88
TABLE 21 ASIA-PACIFIC: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 89
TABLE 22 ASIA-PACIFIC: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 89
TABLE 23 CHINA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 90
TABLE 24 CHINA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 90
TABLE 25 CHINA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 91
TABLE 26 CHINA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 91
TABLE 27 CHINA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 91
TABLE 28 CHINA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 92
TABLE 29 CHINA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 92
TABLE 30 CHINA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 93
TABLE 31 INDIA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 93
TABLE 32 INDIA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 94
TABLE 33 INDIA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 94
TABLE 34 INDIA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 95
TABLE 35 INDIA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 95
TABLE 36 INDIA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 96
TABLE 37 INDIA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 96
TABLE 38 INDIA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 97
TABLE 39 SOUTH KOREA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 97
TABLE 40 SOUTH KOREA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 98
TABLE 41 SOUTH KOREA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 98
TABLE 42 SOUTH KOREA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 99
TABLE 43 SOUTH KOREA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 99
TABLE 44 SOUTH KOREA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 100
TABLE 45 SOUTH KOREA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 100
TABLE 46 SOUTH KOREA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 101
TABLE 47 JAPAN: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 101
TABLE 48 JAPAN: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 102
TABLE 49 JAPAN: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 102
TABLE 50 JAPAN: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 103
TABLE 51 JAPAN: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 103
TABLE 52 JAPAN: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 104
TABLE 53 JAPAN: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 104
TABLE 54 JAPAN: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 105
TABLE 55 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 105
TABLE 56 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 106
TABLE 57 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 106
TABLE 58 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 107
TABLE 59 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 107
TABLE 60 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 108
TABLE 61 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE,
BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 108
TABLE 62 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE,
BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 109
TABLE 63 NORTH AMERICA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 111
TABLE 64 NORTH AMERICA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 111
TABLE 65 NORTH AMERICA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 112
TABLE 66 NORTH AMERICA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 112
TABLE 67 NORTH AMERICA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 113
TABLE 68 NORTH AMERICA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 113
TABLE 69 NORTH AMERICA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 114
TABLE 70 NORTH AMERICA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 114
TABLE 71 NORTH AMERICA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 115
TABLE 72 NORTH AMERICA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 115
TABLE 73 U.S.: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 116
TABLE 74 U.S.: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 116
TABLE 75 U.S.: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION
and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 117
TABLE 76 U.S.: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION
and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 117
TABLE 77 U.S.: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 117
TABLE 78 U.S.: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 118
TABLE 79 U.S.: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 118
TABLE 80 U.S.: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 119
TABLE 81 CANADA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 119
TABLE 82 CANADA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 120
TABLE 83 CANADA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 120
TABLE 84 CANADA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 121
TABLE 85 CANADA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 121
TABLE 86 CANADA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 122
TABLE 87 CANADA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 122
TABLE 88 CANADA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 123
TABLE 89 MEXICO: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 123
TABLE 90 MEXICO: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 124
TABLE 91 MEXICO: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 124
TABLE 92 MEXICO: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 125
TABLE 93 MEXICO: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 125
TABLE 94 MEXICO: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 126
TABLE 95 MEXICO: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 126
TABLE 96 MEXICO: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 127
TABLE 97 EUROPE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 129
TABLE 98 EUROPE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 129
TABLE 99 EUROPE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 130
TABLE 100 EUROPE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 130
TABLE 101 EUROPE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 131
TABLE 102 EUROPE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 131
TABLE 103 EUROPE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 132
TABLE 104 EUROPE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION UNITS) 132
TABLE 105 EUROPE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 133
TABLE 106 EUROPE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 133
TABLE 107 GERMANY: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 134
TABLE 108 GERMANY: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 134
TABLE 109 GERMANY: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 135
TABLE 110 GERMANY: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 135
TABLE 111 GERMANY: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 135
TABLE 112 GERMANY: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 136
TABLE 113 GERMANY: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 136
TABLE 114 GERMANY: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 137
TABLE 115 FRANCE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 137
TABLE 116 FRANCE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 138
TABLE 117 FRANCE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 138
TABLE 118 FRANCE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 139
TABLE 119 FRANCE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 139
TABLE 120 FRANCE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 140
TABLE 121 FRANCE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 140
TABLE 122 FRANCE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 141
TABLE 123 ITALY: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 141
TABLE 124 ITALY: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 142
TABLE 125 ITALY: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 142
TABLE 126 ITALY: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 143
TABLE 127 ITALY: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 143
TABLE 128 ITALY: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 144
TABLE 129 ITALY: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 144
TABLE 130 ITALY: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 145
TABLE 131 U.K.: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 145
TABLE 132 U.K.: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 146
TABLE 133 U.K.: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION
and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 146
TABLE 134 U.K.: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION
and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 147
TABLE 135 U.K.: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 147
TABLE 136 U.K.: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 148
TABLE 137 U.K.: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 148
TABLE 138 U.K.: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 149
TABLE 139 REST OF EUROPE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE,
BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 149
TABLE 140 REST OF EUROPE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 150
TABLE 141 REST OF EUROPE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 150
TABLE 142 REST OF EUROPE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 151
TABLE 143 REST OF EUROPE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 151
TABLE 144 REST OF EUROPE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 152
TABLE 145 REST OF EUROPE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 152
TABLE 146 REST OF EUROPE: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 153
TABLE 147 ROW: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 154
TABLE 148 ROW: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 155
TABLE 149 ROW: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 155
TABLE 150 ROW: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 156
TABLE 151 ROW: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 156
TABLE 152 ROW: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 157
TABLE 153 ROW: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 157
TABLE 154 ROW: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 158
TABLE 155 ROW: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 158
TABLE 156 ROW: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 159
TABLE 157 BRAZIL: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 159
TABLE 158 BRAZIL: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 160
TABLE 159 BRAZIL: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 160
TABLE 160 BRAZIL: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 161
TABLE 161 BRAZIL: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 161
TABLE 162 BRAZIL: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 162
TABLE 163 BRAZIL: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 162
TABLE 164 BRAZIL: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 163
TABLE 165 SOUTH AFRICA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 163
TABLE 166 SOUTH AFRICA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 164
TABLE 167 SOUTH AFRICA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 164
TABLE 168 SOUTH AFRICA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 165
TABLE 169 SOUTH AFRICA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 165
TABLE 170 SOUTH AFRICA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 166
TABLE 171 SOUTH AFRICA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 166
TABLE 172 SOUTH AFRICA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 167
TABLE 173 ARGENTINA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 167
TABLE 174 ARGENTINA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 168
TABLE 175 ARGENTINA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 168
TABLE 176 ARGENTINA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 169
TABLE 177 ARGENTINA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 169
TABLE 178 ARGENTINA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 170
TABLE 179 ARGENTINA WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 170
TABLE 180 ARGENTINA: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 171
TABLE 181 OTHERS IN ROW: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 171
TABLE 182 OTHERS IN ROW: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 172
TABLE 183 OTHERS IN ROW: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 172
TABLE 184 OTHERS IN ROW: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION and TRANSPORTATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 173
TABLE 185 OTHERS IN ROW: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 173
TABLE 186 OTHERS IN ROW: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE,
2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 174
TABLE 187 OTHERS IN ROW: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 174
TABLE 188 OTHERS IN ROW: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (MILLION TONS) 175
TABLE 189 MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS, 2011-2015 179
TABLE 190 EXPANSIONS, 2011-2015 180
TABLE 191 AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS, CONTRACTS, AND JOINT VENTURES, 2011-2015 181
TABLE 192 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES, 2011-2015 182
LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET: RESEARCH DESIGN 21
FIGURE 2 POPULATION GROWTH HAS INCREASED BY 3 BILLION IN THREE DECADES 25
FIGURE 3 INCREASE IN THE TOTAL EXPENDITURE OF MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES 26
FIGURE 4 GROWTH IN MANUFACTURING and SERVICE SECTORS 27
FIGURE 5 CRUDE OIL SPOT PRICES, 2004-2014 29
FIGURE 6 NATURAL GAS PRICES, 2004-2014 29
FIGURE 7 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION METHODOLOGY: BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 30
FIGURE 8 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION METHODOLOGY: TOP-DOWN APPROACH 31
FIGURE 9 DATA TRIANGULATION METHODOLOGY 32
FIGURE 10 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SNAPSHOT 35
FIGURE 11 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USE INDUSTRY,
2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 36
FIGURE 12 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION,
2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 37
FIGURE 13 CHINA IS PROJECTED TO BE THE FASTEST-GROWING MARKET FOR WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS FROM 2015 TO 2020 38
FIGURE 14 SHIELDING METAL ARC WELDING IS PROJECTED TO DOMINATE THE MARKET
IN 2020 39
FIGURE 15 KEY MARKET PLAYERS ADOPTED MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS AS KEY STRATEGIES FROM 2011 TO 2015 40
FIGURE 16 EMERGING ECONOMIES OFFER ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET 41
FIGURE 17 METAL MANUFACTURING and FABRICATION CAPTURED THE LARGEST SHARE IN THE EMERGING ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET IN 2014 42
FIGURE 18 COUNTRY-WISE GROWTH POTENTIAL OF WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS,
2015-2020 43
FIGURE 19 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET: REGION WISE SNAPSHOT, 2014 44
FIGURE 20 EMERGING MARKETS TO GROW FASTER THAN DEVELOPED MARKETS, 2015-2020 45
FIGURE 21 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET: END-USE INDUSTRIES SNAPSHOT, 2014 46
FIGURE 22 EVOLUTION OF INDUSTRIAL GASES MARKET 49
FIGURE 23 INCREASING DEMAND FROM END-USE INDUSTRIES IS THE MAIN DRIVER FOR THE GROWTH OF WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET 49
FIGURE 24 PRIMARY ALUMINUM PRODUCTION 51
FIGURE 25 GLOBAL ENERGY DEMAND 51
FIGURE 26 THE TOP CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSION COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD IN 2011 52
FIGURE 27 STANDARDS BY COMPRESSED GAS ASSOCIATION 53
FIGURE 28 GLOBAL VEHICLE PRODUCTION FROM 2009 TO 2014 54
FIGURE 29 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS VALUE CHAIN 56
FIGURE 30 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 58
FIGURE 31 METAL MANUFACTURING and FABRICATION DOMINATED THE WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET IN 2014 63
FIGURE 32 CYLINDER and PACKAGED GAS SEGMENT DOMINATED THE WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET IN 2014 67
FIGURE 33 OXYGEN IS PROJECTED TO DOMINATE THE WELDING GAS/SHIELDING
GAS MARKET 72
FIGURE 34 SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING IS PROJECTED TO DOMINATE THE WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET FROM 2015 TO 2020 77
FIGURE 35 GEOGRAPHICAL SNAPSHOT: WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET GROWTH RATE, 2015-2020 80
FIGURE 36 GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL GASES TRADE DATA ANALYSIS, 2009-2013 (USD MILLION) 82
FIGURE 37 CHINA POISED TO GROW AT THE HIGHEST CAGR BY 2020 82
FIGURE 38 ASIA-PACIFIC: MARKET SNAPSHOT 84
FIGURE 39 NORTH AMERICA: MARKET SNAPSHOT 110
FIGURE 40 EUROPE: MARKET SNAPSHOT 128
FIGURE 41 ROW: MARKET SNAPSHOT 154
FIGURE 42 COMPANIES ADOPTED EXPANSIONS AS THEIR KEY GROWTH STRATEGY DURING THE STUDIED PERIOD (2011-2015) 176
FIGURE 43 WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET DEVELOPMENTS, BY KEY PLAYER, 2014 177
FIGURE 44 2014 WAS OBSERVED TO BE THE MOST ACTIVE YEAR FOR THE WELDING GAS/SHIELDING GAS MARKET 178
FIGURE 45 MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS: THE KEY GROWTH STRATEGY, 2011-2015 179
FIGURE 46 GEOGRAPHIC REVENUE MIX OF TOP FIVE PLAYERS 183
FIGURE 47 AIR LIQUIDE S.A.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 184
FIGURE 48 AIR LIQUIDE S.A.: SWOT ANALYSIS 187
FIGURE 49 AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 188
FIGURE 50 AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC.: SWOT ANALYSIS 191
FIGURE 51 PRAXAIR INC.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 192
FIGURE 52 SWOT ANALYSIS: PRAXAIR INC. 195
FIGURE 53 THE LINDE GROUP: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 196
FIGURE 54 SWOT ANALYSIS: THE LINDE GROUP 199
FIGURE 55 TAIYO NIPPON SANSO: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 200
FIGURE 56 SWOT ANALYSIS: TAIYO NIPPON SANSO 202
FIGURE 57 IWATANI CORPORATION.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 203
FIGURE 58 SOUTHERN INDUSTRIAL GAS BERHAD: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 205
FIGURE 59 MESSER GROUP: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 207

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