Regional Markets: Focus on North America


A ‘solid turnaround’ is just one description of business in the North American gases market in 2010. Last year, it seems, was a steady twelve months for the region.

As the overall economic situation stabilised and headed in the direction of growth, so too did the position of the industrial gases business in the region.

For an industrial gas market so largely driven by manufacturing, this was perhaps inevitable, especially for the consumer-driven US economy in particular.

Positive manufacturing conditions are generally good news for industrial gas demand, providing a stable indicator for our industry.

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