SIC 5169 | NAICS 424690
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Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Monthly trade journal features news and information for the North American industrial gases industry, with special features including the "Distributor Zone" section that provides key insights into distributor business trends and "Market Outlook" reports for specific products (e.g., CO2, hydrogen, helium, and LNG and CNG) and markets (e.g., manufacturing, health care, oil and gas, and welding and cutting).
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:
Quarterly trade publication features news and information for welding gases, supplies, and equipment distributors, with special features including the "Annual Business Forecast" (1st Quarter issue) which provides growth outlook forecasts for the coming year by market segment and geographic region and also includes commentary by survey participants on their plans and expectations for the year ahead.
Comprehensive market research study provides a detailed analysis of the U.S. market for this product sector, with gases covered in the report including hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, helium, argon, and acetylene, and information provided for each gas including supply and demand, production and shipments, pricing trends, demand by market for specific markets, and market share by company.
CEH (Chemical Economics Handbook) reports provide information on producer capacities and plant sites, production statistics and trends, consumption and forecasts by end-use application, prices and price trends, and imports and exports, with products covered in these reports including acetylene, air separation gases (nitrogen, oxygen, argon), calcium carbide, carbon dioxide, helium, and hydrogen.
Market research report analyzes the market for industrial gases on a global basis, with information provided for the U.S. market including historical and forecast sales for hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, argon, helium, and acetylene, and firms profiled in the report including Airgas, Inc., Praxair, Inc., Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Linde Group, Air Liquide, and Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
Financial information section of this profile provides income statements, balance sheets, and financial ratios by company size based on annual sales for companies that distribute industrial gases and other chemical products to manufacturers and other end-users in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, health care, food processing, semiconductor, laser, lighting, construction, mining, and oil and gas industries.
Annual compensation survey provides base salary, hourly wage, bonus, and total compensation data for GAWDA members, with job categories covered by the survey including executive personnel (e.g., chief executive officer, chief financial officer), operations personnel (e.g., office manager, purchasing agent, and warehouse supervisor), inside and outside sales representatives, and branch managers.
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for selected job positions in this sector such as district sales manager, account manager, distribution supervisor, and route driver, with distributors for which compensation data is provided including Airgas, Inc., Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Praxair, Inc., Air Liquide America Corporation, Linde Gas USA, LLC, and Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.