This report forecasts US helium demand and production in cubic meters to 2018. Total demand is segmented by market as follows: cryogenics, controlled atmospheres, purging and pressurizing, welding, leak detection, breathing mixtures, and other markets.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2003 to 2013; the various demand segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2008 and 2013. An Industry Overview section defines markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on regulation, production, trade, and global production.
A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each market segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 25-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.