In the build up to the Europe Industrial Gas Conference 2016, and to coincide with the publication of its updated European industrial gas reports and dashboard series, gasworld Business Intelligence highlights the key trends that have emerged over the past year.
Whilst industrial growth in Europe remained modestly positive in 2015, the market witnessed a slight contraction. With industrial gas pricing marginally down on 2014, and weaknesses in some of the industry’s key end-users, gasworld Business Intelligence estimates that its European industrial gas market shrank by approximately 0.5%, on a comparable basis, in 2015. Despite this decline, industrial gas margins have been maintained and slightly increased in some cases, as the sharp fall in energy prices have resulted in cheaper operating costs for the larger gas producers.
In this article, gasworld Business Intelligence draws upon a number of key countries and regions that exemplify the state of play for Europe in 2015.
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