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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.

 

Key Highlights of the Report

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2021
Historical Period 2017-2021
Forecast Period 2022-2027
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Phase
  • Application
  • End User
  • Region
Breakup by Phase
  • Liquid
  • Gas
Breakup by Application
  • Breathing Mixes
  • Cryogenics
  • Leak Detection
  • Pressurizing and Purging
  • Welding
  • Controlled Atmosphere
  • Others
Breakup by End User
  • Aerospace and Aircraft
  • Electronics and Semiconductors
  • Nuclear Power
  • Healthcare
  • Welding and Metal Fabrication
  • Others
Breakup by Region
  • North America
    • United States of America 
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Others
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Australia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
    • Others
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT
  • Porter's Five Forces
  • Key Indicators for Demand
  • Key Indicators for Price
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • Air Liquide
  • Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Gazprom
  • Gulf Cryo
  • Iwatani Corporation
  • Linde PLC
  • Others

 

*At Expert Market Research, we strive to always give you current and accurate information. The numbers depicted in the description are indicative and may differ from the actual numbers in the final EMR 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    Opportunities and Challenges in the Market
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    North America
            8.7.1.1    Market Share
            8.7.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
            8.7.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.7.2    Europe
            8.7.2.1    Market Share
            8.7.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
            8.7.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.7.3    Asia Pacific
            8.7.3.1    Market Share
            8.7.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
            8.7.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.7.4    Latin America
            8.7.4.1    Market Share
            8.7.4.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
            8.7.4.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.7.5    Middle East and Africa
            8.7.5.1    Market Share
            8.7.5.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
            8.7.5.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
9    North America  Helium Market Analysis
    9.1    United States of America 
        9.1.1    Market Share
        9.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        9.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    9.2    Canada
        9.2.1    Market Share
        9.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        9.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
10    Europe Helium Market Analysis
    10.1    United Kingdom
        10.1.1    Market Share
        10.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        10.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    10.2    Germany
        10.2.1    Market Share
        10.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        10.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    10.3    France
        10.3.1    Market Share
        10.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        10.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    10.4    Italy
        10.4.1    Market Share
        10.4.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        10.4.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    10.5    Others
11    Asia Pacific Helium Market Analysis
    11.1    China
        11.1.1    Market Share
        11.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        11.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    11.2    Japan
        11.2.1    Market Share
        11.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        11.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    11.3    India
        11.3.1    Market Share
        11.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        11.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    11.4    ASEAN
        11.4.1    Market Share
        11.4.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        11.4.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    11.5    Australia
        11.5.1    Market Share
        11.5.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        11.5.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    11.6    Others
12    Latin America Helium Market Analysis
    12.1    Brazil
        12.1.1    Market Share
        12.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        12.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    12.2    Argentina
        12.2.1    Market Share
        12.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        12.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    12.3    Mexico
        12.3.1    Market Share
        12.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        12.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    12.4    Others
13    Middle East and Africa Helium Market Analysis
    13.1    Saudi Arabia
        13.1.1    Market Share
        13.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        13.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    13.2    United Arab Emirates
        13.2.1    Market Share
        13.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        13.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    13.3    Nigeria
        13.3.1    Market Share
        13.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        13.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    13.4    South Africa
        13.4.1    Market Share
        13.4.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021) 
        13.4.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    13.5    Others
14    Market Dynamics
    14.1    SWOT Analysis
        14.1.1    Strengths
        14.1.2    Weaknesses
        14.1.3    Opportunities
        14.1.4    Threats
    14.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        14.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        14.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        14.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        14.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        14.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    14.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    14.4    Key Indicators for Price
15    Value Chain Analysis
16    Competitive  Landscape

    16.1    Market Structure
    16.2    Company Profiles
        16.2.1    Air Liquide
            16.2.1.1    Company Overview
            16.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.1.4    Certifications
        16.2.2    Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
            16.2.2.1    Company Overview
            16.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.2.4    Certifications
        16.2.3    Exxon Mobil Corporation
            16.2.3.1    Company Overview
            16.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.3.4    Certifications
        16.2.4    Gazprom
            16.2.4.1    Company Overview
            16.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.4.4    Certifications
        16.2.5    Gulf Cryo
            16.2.5.1    Company Overview
            16.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.5.4    Certifications
        16.2.6    Iwatani Corporation
            16.2.6.1    Company Overview
            16.2.6.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.6.4    Certifications
        16.2.7    Linde PLC
            16.2.7.1    Company Overview
            16.2.7.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.7.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.7.4    Certifications
        16.2.8    Others
17    Key Trends and Developments in the Market

 

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

Key Questions Answered in the Report

The global helium market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.60% between 2022 and 2027.

The major drivers of the market include the development of efficient storage and transport methods for gases, heavy investments in R&D, advancements in electronic industry, growing population, and increased income.

The increasing consumption of helium in the electronics and semiconductor industry and the growing usage in the healthcare industry are the key industry trends propelling the market's growth.

The major regions in the industry are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

Based on phase, the market is segmented into liquid and gas.

The major applications of the market are breathing mixes, cryogenics, leak detection, pressurising and purging, welding, and controlled atmosphere, among others.

The end users of the market are aerospace and aircraft, electronics and semiconductors, nuclear power, healthcare, welding and metal fabrication, among others.

The major players in the industry are Air Liquide, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Exxon Mobil Corporation, Gazprom, Gulf Cryo, Iwatani Corporation, and Linde PLC, among others.

Analyst Review

The global helium market was driven by the increasing consumption of helium in the electronics and semiconductor industry in the historical period. Aided by the development of efficient storage and transport methods for gases and growing usage in the healthcare industry, the market is expected to witness further growth in the forecast period of 2022-2027, growing at a CAGR of 3.60%.

EMR's meticulous research methodology delves deep into the market, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Based on phase, the market is segmented into liquid and gas. The major applications of the market are breathing mixes, cryogenics, leak detection, pressurising and purging, welding, and controlled atmosphere, among others. The end users of the market are aerospace and aircraft, electronics and semiconductors, nuclear power, healthcare, welding and metal fabrication, among others. The major regional markets for helium are North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. The major players in the industry are Air Liquide, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Exxon Mobil Corporation, Gazprom, Gulf Cryo, Iwatani Corporation, and Linde PLC, among others.

EMR's research methodology uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and the expertise of their highly accomplished team, thus, providing their customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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We are technically excellent, strategic, practical, experienced and efficient; our analysts are hand-picked based on having the right attributes to work successfully and execute projects based on your expectations.

Right Methodology

We leverage our cutting-edge technology, our access to trusted databases, and our knowledge of the current models used in the market to deliver you research solutions that are tailored to your needs and put you ahead of the curve.

Right Price

We deliver in-depth and superior quality research in prices that are reasonable, unmatchable, and shows our understanding of your resource structure. We, additionally, offer attractive discounts on our upcoming reports.

Right Support

Our team of expert analysts are at your beck and call to deliver you optimum results that are customised to meet your precise needs within the specified timeframe and help you form a better understanding of the industry.

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