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Industrial Gas Suppliers and Distributors

SIC 5169 | NAICS 424690

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Carbon Dioxide  (view report)
Nitrogen, Oxygen, Hydrogen, Acetylene & Other Gases  (view report)

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:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast Limited
Gasworld (US Edition)

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).

Chemical Wholesalers

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Data Key Communications
Welding & Gases Today

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.

Freedonia Group
Industrial Gases: U.S. Industry Study with Forecasts

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.

Industrial Gases Reports

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.

TMR Research
Industrial Gases Market

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.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Industrial Gas Suppliers and Distributors  Search for "424690" to see reports for specific types of product lines

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.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Chemical Wholesalers

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.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Gases and Welding Distributors Association
Compensation Survey

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.

PayScale, Inc.
Industrial Gases Wholesalers

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.

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