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Global Helium Market: By Phase: Liquid, Gas; By Application: Breathing Mixes, Cryogenics, Leak Detection, Pressurizing and Purging, Welding, Controlled Atmosphere, Others; By End User; Regional Analysis; Historical Market and Forecast (2017-2027); Market Dynamics; Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Global Helium Market Outlook

The global helium market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.60% during the period 2022-2027. North America, Europe and Asia Pacific are expected to be key markets.

 

Global Market Likely to be Driven by Applications Across Sectors, Including Medical, Defence, Research, and Manufacturing

Helium (He), an inert gas, is the second lightest element (behind only hydrogen in lightness); it is colourless, odourless, and tasteless. Helium becomes liquid at −268.9 °C (−452 °F). The freezing and boiling points of helium are lower than those of any other substance known to man. To solidify helium, pressure of 25 atmospheres at a temperature of 1 K (−272 °C, or −458 °F) is required. Helium has several applications. It is employed as an inert-gas atmosphere for welding metals like aluminium. As helium maintains its gaseous state at liquid-hydrogen temperature, it is used in rocket propulsion to pressurize fuel tanks, particularly those for liquid hydrogen. Helium is used as lifting gas for instrument-carrying balloons in meteorology. Liquid helium, being the coldest substance, is employed as coolant in cryogenics. Helium displays low solubility in the bloodstream, therefore, it is employed in high-pressure breathing operations, for example, a combination of helium and oxygen is employed for activities such as scuba diving and caisson work. Meteorites and rocks have been examined for helium content for the purpose of dating.

Today, helium is often found in laboratories to maintain very cold temperatures for experiments (helium can be cooled to temperatures near absolute zero). In USA, the major use of helium is in industry and cooling magnets in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines. Liquid helium is used to cool magnets in the Large Hadron Collider (the world's largest particle accelerator), down to -456.34 degrees Fahrenheit (-271.3 degrees Celsius). Qatar and USA are major producers of helium. Algeria, Australia and Russia are also important producers of the gas.

 

Use of Helium in Medical Domain Expected to Stimulate Growth of Global Helium Market

The use of liquid helium in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) continues to increase with developments and new uses for equipment in the medical domain. Modern equipment has to some extent reduced the need for exploratory surgery through accurate diagnosis. Another medical application includes MRE to conclude (through analysis of blood) whether an individual has any type of cancer. Canisters containing helium are used in the medical field to observe breathing; the gas is used in the treatment of asthma, emphysema, and other breathing related conditions.

 

Applications in Advertising, Defence and Law Enforcement Likely to Boost Market Growth

Helium is also used widely to advertise on blimps for different companies. Other lifting gas applications are being developed by defence forces to detect low-flying cruise missiles. Military submarine detectors employ liquid helium to clean up noisy signals. It is reported that the U.S. Air Force employs helium in experiments on superconductors as a power source. The Drug Enforcement Agency is reported to employ radar-equipped blimps to detect drug smugglers along the borders of the United States. NASA is reported to use helium-filled balloons to sample the atmosphere in Antarctica to identify the causes of depletion of the ozone layer.

 

Applications in Production and Research Expected to Drive Global Helium Market

Helium is used in the manufacture of fibre optics, vital to the deployment of 5G; helium is used in the preform production process (stage one of optic fibres manufacturing which comprises creating a precursor to the fibre), in particular for its reinforcement, and in the preform stretching process, to attain the optic fibre for efficient cooling. 

Helium is used in the production of electronic devices (semiconductors, flat screens, etc.)

Helium has important uses in fundamental research applications. The gas is used in research on nuclear fusion (ITER) or for particle accelerators (CERN).

However, fluctuations in and uncertainties related to helium production, supply and prices may hinder market growth.

 

Market Segmentation

By phase, the market is segmented into:

  • Liquid
  • Gas

By application, the market is classified into:

  • Breathing Mixes
  • Cryogenics
  • Leak Detection
  • Pressurizing and Purging
  • Welding
  • Controlled Atmosphere
  • Others

By end user, the market is divided into:

  • Aerospace and Aircraft
  • Electronics and Semiconductors
  • Nuclear Power
  • Healthcare
  • Welding and Metal Fabrication
  • Others

By region, the market is segmented into:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

 

Key Industry Players in the Global Helium Market

The report presents a detailed analysis of the following key players in the market, looking into their capacity, and latest developments like capacity expansions, plant turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions:

  • Air Liquide
  • Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Gazprom
  • Gulf Cryo
  • Iwatani Corporation
  • Linde PLC
  • Others

The EMR report gives an in-depth insight into the industry by providing a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model.

*We at Expert Market Research always thrive to give you the latest information. The numbers in the article are only indicative and may be different from the actual report.

1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Market Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8    Global Helium Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Helium Historical Market (2017-2021) 
    8.3    Global Helium Market Forecast (2022-2027)
    8.4    Global Helium Market by Phase
        8.4.1    Liquid
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.4.2    Gas
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    8.5    Global Helium Market by Application
        8.5.1    Breathing Mixes
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.2    Cryogenics
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.3    Leak Detection
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.4    Pressurizing and Purging
            8.5.4.1    Market Share
            8.5.4.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.4.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.5    Welding
            8.5.5.1    Market Share
            8.5.5.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.5.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.6    Controlled Atmosphere
            8.5.6.1    Market Share
            8.5.6.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.6.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.7    Others
    8.6    Global Helium Market by End User
        8.6.1    Aerospace and Aircraft
            8.6.1.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.6.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.6.2    Electronics and Semiconductors
            8.6.2.1    Market Share
            8.6.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.6.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.6.3    Nuclear Power
            8.6.3.1    Market Share
            8.6.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.6.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.6.4    Healthcare
            8.6.4.1    Market Share
            8.6.4.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.6.4.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.6.5    Welding and Metal Fabrication
            8.6.5.1    Market Share
            8.6.5.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.6.5.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.6.6    Others
    8.7    Global Helium Market by Region
        8.7.1    Market Share
            8.7.1.1    North America
            8.7.1.2    Europe
            8.7.1.3    Asia Pacific
            8.7.1.4    Latin America
            8.7.1.5    Middle East and Africa
9    Regional Analysis
    9.1    North America
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.1.3    Breakup by Country
            9.1.3.1    United States of America 
            9.1.3.2    Canada
    9.2    Europe
        9.2.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.2.3    Breakup by Country
            9.2.3.1    United Kingdom
            9.2.3.2    Germany
            9.2.3.3    France
            9.2.3.4    Italy
            9.2.3.5    Others
    9.3    Asia Pacific
        9.3.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.3.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.3.3    Breakup by Country
            9.3.3.1    China
            9.3.3.2    Japan
            9.3.3.3    India
            9.3.3.4    ASEAN
            9.3.3.5    Australia
            9.3.3.6    Others
    9.4    Latin America
        9.4.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.4.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.4.3    Breakup by Country
            9.4.3.1    Brazil
            9.4.3.2    Argentina
            9.4.3.3    Mexico
            9.4.3.4    Others
    9.5    Middle East and Africa
        9.5.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.5.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.5.3    Breakup by Country
            9.5.3.1    Saudi Arabia
            9.5.3.2    United Arab Emirates
            9.5.3.3    Nigeria
            9.5.3.4    South Africa
            9.5.3.5    Others
10    Market Dynamics
    10.1    SWOT Analysis
        10.1.1    Strengths
        10.1.2    Weaknesses
        10.1.3    Opportunities
        10.1.4    Threats
    10.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        10.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        10.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        10.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        10.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        10.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    10.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    10.4    Key Indicators for Price
11    Value Chain Analysis
12    Competitive Landscape

    12.1    Market Structure
    12.2    Company Profiles
        12.2.1    Air Liquide
            12.2.1.1    Company Overview
            12.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.1.4    Certifications
        12.2.2    Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
            12.2.2.1    Company Overview
            12.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.2.4    Certifications
        12.2.3    Exxon Mobil Corporation
            12.2.3.1    Company Overview
            12.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.3.4    Certifications
        12.2.4    Gazprom
            12.2.4.1    Company Overview
            12.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.4.4    Certifications
        12.2.5    Gulf Cryo
            12.2.5.1    Company Overview
            12.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.5.4    Certifications
        12.2.6    Iwatani Corporation
            12.2.6.1    Company Overview
            12.2.6.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.6.4    Certifications
        12.2.7    Linde PLC
            12.2.7.1    Company Overview
            12.2.7.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.7.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.7.4    Certifications
        12.2.8    Others
13    Industry Events and Developments

 

List of Figures and Tables

1.    Global Helium Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2027
2.    Global Helium Historical Market: Breakup by Phase (USD Million), 2017-2021
3.    Global Helium Market Forecast: Breakup by Phase (USD Million), 2022-2027
4.    Global Helium Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2017-2021
5.    Global Helium Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2022-2027
6.    Global Helium Historical Market: Breakup by End User (USD Million), 2017-2021
7.    Global Helium Market Forecast: Breakup by End User (USD Million), 2022-2027
8.    Global Helium Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2017-2021
9.    Global Helium Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2022-2027
10.    North America Helium Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
11.    North America Helium Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
12.    Europe Helium Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
13.    Europe Helium Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
14.    Asia Pacific Helium Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
15.    Asia Pacific Helium Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
16.    Latin America Helium Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
17.    Latin America Helium Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
18.    Middle East and Africa Helium Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
19.    Middle East and Africa Helium Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
20.    Global Helium Market Structure

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