Global Helium Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Jan 2016
  • Pages: 83
  • SKU: IRTNTR5829

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This market research report presents a detailed segmentation of the global helium gas market by application (health care, aerostatics, transportation, electronics and semiconductors, and general industries), by distribution model (packaged, merchant, and on-site), and by geography (APAC, Europe, Latin America, MEA, and North America). Key vendors analyzed in the report are Airgas, Air Liquide, Linde, Messer Group, and Praxair.

Market outlook of the helium gas market

Technavio’s helium market report predicts that the market will grow at a CAGR of around 9% during the forecast period. The rapid growth of the R&D sector is driving the helium market growth. Helium is used as a cryogenic coolant in most of the cutting edge energy and defense research. Liquid helium is also being used widely in quantum mechanics to study the atomic structure and behavior of subatomic particles such as neutrons, protons, and electrons. Such increasing research efforts is contributing to the helium market demand.

The stringent regulatory regime and safety regulations pose a challenge for the growth of the market. Industrial gasses from production to storage, transportation and distribution, are subjected to intense regulatory scrutiny on account of the potential hazards they may cause due to leakage or accidents. For instance, OSHA and EPA specify mandates for carriage and storage of cryogenic liquids in all storage forms. Compliance with these standards has been increasing the handling cost for the vendors.



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Segmentation by application and analysis of - health care, aerostatics, transportation, electronics

Healthcare accounted for 28% of the consumption share during 2014. Helium is used in MRI, NMR machines and nuclear reactors as a coolant due to its chemical inertness and high specific heat. Helium is used in these machines to cool the low-temperature superconducting materials and magnets to temperatures close to absolute zero, which in turn enables the creation of powerful magnetic fields. They are also used for fixed and floating offshore oil rigs. The report predicts this segment to grow at a rate of 7% during the forecast period.

The report offers an analysis of each of the following segments and discusses its impact on the overall market growth -

  • Healthcare
  • General industries
  • Transportation
  • Electronics and semiconductors
  • Aerostatics

Segmentation by distribution model and analysis of - packaged, merchant, on-site

The packaged mode of distribution accounted for 49% of the market share during 2014. Consumers with small volume requirements are usually catered to through the packaged distribution mode, where compressed gas is sold in metal cylinders. These cylinders are often delivered to the customer's facilities on-demand or can be bought by the consumer at a chain of vendor-owned or distributor facilities.

The report offers an analysis of each of the following segments and discusses its impact on the overall market growth -

  • Merchant
  • Packaged
  • On-site

Geographical segmentation and analysis of - APAC, Europe, MEA, Latin & North America

EMEA accounted for around 36% of the global helium consumption during 2014. The report predicts this region to maintain its leadership until the end of the forecast period, growing at a rate of 6%. The growing demand from numerous manufacturing industries associated with automobiles, construction, mining, and transportation is driving the growth of the market in this region. Moreover, the region is the semiconductor powerhouse with countries like South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and China remaining as the principal suppliers of electronics and semiconductors.

The report offers an analysis of each of the following segments and discusses its impact on the overall market growth –

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • MEA
  • North America

Competitive landscape and key vendors - Airgas, Air Liquide, Linde, Messer, and Praxair

The global helium market is dominated by chemical vendors from Europe and US who have an integrated distribution network and rely on their proprietary manufacturing technologies. These providers have manufacturing facilities located across the world and operate through strategic partnerships and joint ventures. The report anticipates the key vendors in this market to expand their geographical presence through mergers and acquisitions or joint ventures during the forecast period.

The key vendors in the market are –

  • Airgas
  • Air Liquide
  • Linde
  • Messer Group
  • Praxair

Other providers in the market include Air Products, Buzwair, Gazprom, Gulf Cryo, Iceblick, Iwatani, Ras Gas, and Taiyo Nippon Sanso.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the helium market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the helium market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the helium market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the helium market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the helium market?
  • Trending factors influencing the helium market shares of APAC, Europe, Latin America, MEA, and North America?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the helium market?

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Market overview

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights
  • Helium

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast by revenue
  • Market size and forecast by demand volume
  • Market size and forecast by supply volume
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by distribution type

  • Market overview
  • On-site
  • Merchant
  • Packaged
  • Helium gas distribution

PART 07: Market segmentation by application

  • Global market overview
  • Aerostatics
  • Healthcare
  • Electronics and semiconductors
  • General industrial
  • Transportation
  • Others

PART 08: Geographical segmentation

  • Global market overview
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • MEA

PART 09: Market drivers

PART 10: Impact of drivers

PART 11: Market challenges

PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 13: Market trends

PART 14: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Herfindahl Index (HI): Definition
  • Key vendor analysis 2015
  • Major Vendors
  • Other prominent vendors
  • Key news and developments in the market
  • Mergers and acquisitions

PART 15: Key vendor analysis

  • Airgas
  • Air Liquide
  • Linde
  • Messer Group
  • Praxair

PART 16: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 17: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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