Global Industrial Gases Market is Expected to Reach USD 58.4 Billion in 2018

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research Industrial Gases Market (Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Argon, Helium, Acetylene) – Global and U.S. Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012  2018, the market was valued at USD 38.0 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach an estimated value of USD 58.4 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2012 to 2018.

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Growth in associated industries such as transportation, food and beverages, metal fabrication and chemical manufacturing are some of the drivers for the global industrial gases market. Rapid industrialization in emerging Asian economies such as Indiaand China will serve the market as future growth opportunities.

Hydrogen dominated the market in 2011 in terms of market share and is also expected to be the fastest growing segment over the next five years at an estimated CAGR of 6% from 2012 to 2018. Global demand for Nitrogen and Oxygen is expected to reach USD 6.2 billion and USD 6.1 billion by 2018 respectively.

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In 2011, Asia Pacific led the market in terms of demand due to increasing domestic consumption in India, China and South Korea. The Asia Pacific industrial gases market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 7% from 2012 to 2018, which is the fastest across all regional markets.

Air Liquide held majority of market share at over 24% in 2011 on account of its wide product portfolio covering all the industrial gas segments and revenue generation from the emerging Asian and Eastern European countries. Air Liquide was followed by Linde Gas in terms of market share in 2011. Other key market players dominating the global industrial gases market include Matheson tri-Gas Inc., Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Praxair Inc., Air Gas Inc., and others.

Rise in population and industrialization in BRICS nation will drive the major growth of the industrial gases market. Growth in associated industries such as transportation, food and beverages, metal fabrication and chemical manufacturing are some of the other drivers for the global industrial gases market. However, high costs of transportation and storage of industrial gases is expected to be a key challenge for market participants. The report analyzes the industrial gases market in terms of market size, market share, and competitive analysis and also estimates the market in terms of revenue (USD million) for the period 2012 – 2018, deeming 2011 as the base year.

The global industrial gases market is segmented into two major sub segments on the basis of products and geography. This market primarily includes nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide, argon, helium and acetylene.

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Wearable Technology Market – Global Scenario, Trends, Industry Analysis, Size, Share And Forecast, 2012 – 2018

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Wearable Technology Market  Global Scenario, Trends, Industry Analysis, Size, Share and Forecast, 2012 2018,” the global wearable technology market stood at USD 750.0 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 5.8 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 40.8% from 2012 to 2018. North America is expected to maintain its lead position at 43.0% of the global wearable technology revenue share in 2018 followed by Europe.

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Wearable technology market is in early stage of evolution with growing adoption in various end-use segments such as fitness and wellness, healthcare and medical, industrial and military and infotainment sectors. Wearable fitness and wellness products include smart clothing, activity monitors, sleep sensors and others; whereas the infotainment segment includes smart watches, smart glasses and heads-up displays among others. On the other hand, products like continuous glucose monitors (CGM), drug delivery, and wearable patches are being predominantly used in healthcare and medical sector. Hand worn terminals, heads-up displays and other such products are being used in the industrial and military settings.

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Among all the wearable technology end use segments, the healthcare and medical segment held the largest revenue share followed by fitness and wellness in 2012. However, in 2018, the infotainment segment is expected to surpass the fitness and wellness segment driven by robust growth of smart watches and smart glasses. The healthcare and medical segment accounted for about 35.1% of the overall wearable technology market in 2012 primarily due to the rising aging population and increase in diabetic population.

Wearable technology is driven by factors like compactness, portability and easy use along with the multi-functionality and increasing applications of these products in various sectors. The increasing adoption of such technically advanced products among youth coupled with increasing demand for real time and actionable data will also fuel the growth of the wearable technology market. However, factors including high price and lack of consumer awareness are expected to hinder the market growth.

North America led the wearable technology market growth with high adoption rate and better consumer awareness in the region. The North America region contributed over 2/5th of the global wearable technology market revenue and will consolidate its lead position during the forecast period. Europe and Asia Pacific region will collectively account for about 49% of the market revenue by 2018.

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Global Prebiotic Ingredients Market Is Expected To Reach USD 4.5 Billion Globally by 2018

A new market report titled “Prebiotic Ingredients (FOS, GOS, MOS, Inulin) Market for Food & Beverage, Dietary Supplements & Animal Feed – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, and Forecast, 2012 – 2018,” by Transparency Market Research  observes that the prebiotics demand was worth USD 2.3 billion in 2012 and is estimated to reach USD 4.5 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 11.4% between 2012 and 2018. Europe is the global revenue leader in prebiotics and dominates the demand for these products.

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The global demand for prebiotic ingredients was dominated by inulin, accounting for over 40% of the overall market in 2011. However, mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) are expected to be the fastest-expanding of all prebiotic ingredients, growing at a volume based CAGR of 10.3% between 2012 and 2018.

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With respect to application areas for prebiotic ingredients, food & beverages, dietary supplements and animal feed are the major markets where prebiotic sales have seen tremendous potential. Prebiotic demand for food & beverage applications is expected to reach USD 3.7 billion in 2018. Dietary supplements, although a more recent trend, have also picked up pace in the past few years and prebiotic ingredients find applications in food supplements, nutritional supplements, infant formulae and specialty nutrients, all of which are well established markets in the present scenario. Analysis shows that the infant formulae market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.3% between 2012 and 2018.

The most recent application for prebiotics has been in the animal feed sector as pet food has become a highly lucrative market of late thus providing a larger consumer base for prebiotic ingredients. Prebiotic demand for animal feed applications is expected to cross 70,000 tons by 2018.

This research study analyzes the prebiotics market from a global perspective, understanding market dynamics, segmenting the market on regional and application levels while providing estimates and forecasts for each. The report strives to provide a holistic picture of supply and demand characteristics of prebiotic ingredients by providing historical data from 2009 and a forecast of market numbers until 2018 along with analysis of revenues and volumes.

The prebiotics market by ingredients is dominated by naturally derived ingredients such as fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), inulin, mannan oligosaccharides (MOS), and others. Synthetically derived ingredients are as yet few in number and they are generally termed as galacto oligosaccharides (GOS). These ingredients are incorporated into food and dietary supplements that are then consumed by human beings and animals, thus helping to enhance their gut health. These markets have been segmented based on volumes and revenues and have been analyzed for market stability and growth.
Major application sectors include food and beverages, dietary supplements and animal feed. Dairy products, cereals, baked food, fermented meat, dry food and other such market segments have been analyzed in the food and beverages application segment. Dietary supplements have found popularity only in the past ten years or so and are subdivided into food supplements, nutritional supplements, specialty nutrients and infant formulae. Animal feed has not yet been fully developed and explored and hence the main focus of manufacturers in animal feed is in research and development of sustainable products. Prebiotic ingredient demand for animal feed is expected to reach USD 429.

Food Additives Market Is Expected to Reach USD 36.1 Billion in 2018: Transparency Market Research

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, “Food Additives Market (Flavors, Sweeteners, Enzymes, Colorants, Emulsifiers, Shelf-Life Stabilizers and Fat Replacers) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Growth and Forecast, 2012  2018,” the food additives market revenue was 28.2 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach 36.1 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 3.6% from 2012 to 2018.

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The global food additives market represents a multibillion dollar industry. Increasing demand from key applications including fast foods, packaged foods, baked goods and beverages is expected to drive food additive demand over the next five years. Growing concerns about food safety, shelf-life and nutritional value have also resulted in a surge in demand for natural and nutraceutical additives for food and beverages.

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Europe dominated the food additives demand, accounting for over 32% of global consumption in 2011. Asia Pacific, owing to surging demand from India, China and South Korea, is expected to be the fastest growing market for food additives, with an estimated CAGR of 5% from 2012 to 2018. Increasing demand for convenience foods, growing economy, improving trade scenario and increasing foreign-local joint ventures are the factors driving the growth of the Asia Pacific market. The North America food additive demand is expected to cross USD 9.1 billion by 2018.

he global market for food additives is expected to grow steadily over the next five years, owing to the expected growth in the food and beverage industry and increasing awareness and demand of functional food additives. This study provides a strategic analysis of the global food additives market in terms of revenue. The global market for food additives has been segmented on the basis of various products as well as regions, with estimates and forecast provided up to 2018. Key products analyzed in the study include flavors & enhancers, sweeteners, enzymes, colorants, emulsifiers, shelf-life stabilizers, and fat replacers. Huge opportunities exist in the segments of flavors and enhancers, enzymes, fat replacers and the shelf life stabilizers market. Major economies covered in this report include North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and RoW. The report also provides a break down analysis of product types by geography in terms of revenues forecasted till 2018.

The report interprets and analyzes the market dynamics of the food additives market including restraints, drivers and opportunities. The report also includes competitive analyses which cover the value chain and market share of the major players. Moreover, it also incorporates market attractiveness by product types defined by different parameters. In addition, to aid in strategic decision making, the report includes Porter’s five forces model and key trends driving the future growth in the market.

Global Microcontrollers Market (MCU) is Expected to Reach USD 28.49 Billion Globally in 2018

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Microcontrollers (MCU) Market by Product (8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast, 2012 – 2018”, the demand for microcontrollers was 10.64 billion units in 2011, and is expected to reach over 29 billion units in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 16.0% from 2012 to 2018. In terms of revenue, the market was valued at USD 15.7 billion in 2011, and is expected to reach USD 28.49 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 9.0% from 2012 to 2018.

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High growth of the automotive industry is expected to positively impact microcontroller demand, as a result of the large number of MCUs used in vehicles. Microcontrollers are used in automotives for purposes ranging from safety to infotainment, which include airbag control and on-board communication among others. In addition, increasing penetration of healthcare equipment such as blood pressure monitors, and portable glucometers which employ microcontrollers is also expected to aid in market growth. However, the sheer number of participants in the industry vying for market share is expected to hinder the market over the forecast period.

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The automotive industry dominated the global market, accounting for over 32% of the overall MCU demand in 2011. MCU demand for industrial applications is expected to reach 8.6 billion units by 2018. The demand for 32-bit MCUs is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.2% from 2012 to 2018. 8-bit MCUs dominated market demand, with over 40% penetration in the global market in 2011.

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Asia Pacific was the market leader, and accounted for over 35% of global revenue share in 2011. It is expected to be the largest and fastest growing market, and its revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.2% from 2012 to 2018.

The industry is moderately fragmented, with a large number of participants striving for product differentiation. Key players in the market include Renesas Electronics Corporation, Infineon Technologies, Fujitsu, Texas Instruments, and Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. among others.

The report analyzes the global microcontrollers market on the basis of volume (million units) and revenue (USD Million) from the period of 2012 to 2018. The market has been categorized into the following segments:

  • Microcontrollers Market, by Product Type:
  • 8-bit
  • 16-bit
  • 32-bit
  • Microcontrollers Market, by Application:
  • Automotive
  • Industrial
  • Consumer Goods
  • Computer
  • Communications
  • Microcontrollers Market, by Geography:
  • North America
  • EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa)
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

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Global Footwear Market – Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis, and Forecast, 2012 – 2018

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Footwear Market – Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis, and Forecast, 2012 – 2018 ” the global footwear market was worth USD 185.2 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 211.5 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 1.9% from 2011 to 2018. In the overall global market, Asia Pacific is expected to maintain its lead position in terms of revenue till 2018. Asia Pacific is expected to enjoy 30.1% of the global footwear market revenue share in 2018 followed by Europe.

The global footwear market is experiencing a stable growth rate due to changing fashion trends. This market has exhibited sustainable development owing to driving factors such as rising demand for innovative designs, growing awareness about healthy and active lifestyle, rising population and disposable income levels, and rise in retail culture.

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The athletic footwear market  is expected to grow at a CAGR of 1.8% from 2011 to 2018 to reach USD 84.4 billion by 2018. Non-athletic footwear is the largest market segment and is expected to grow at a faster CAGR as compared to the athletic footwear segment. Various fashion trends in the market such as demand for innovative designs and styles, and celebrity endorsement is driving the non-athletic footwear market.

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This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the global footwear market and its sub-markets over the next six years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure. The report has segregated the footwear industry in terms of products, consumer groups, retail distribution and geography. We have used a combination of primary and secondary research to arrive at the market estimates, market shares and trends. We have adopted bottom up model to derive market size of the global footwear market and further validated numbers with the key market participants and C-level executives.

This report highlights the industry with the following points:
  • Definition, estimates & forecast of footwear product market from 2011 to 2018
  • Analysis of product segments for footwear product market with historical data and forecast
  • Trends and forecast for four geographic markets, namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and RoW based on segments of footwear product market
  • Profiles of major market participants for better understanding of their contributions

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Global Athletic Footwear Market is Expected to Reach USD 84.4 Billion in 2018: Transparency Market Research

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Athletic Footwear Market – Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast, 2012  2018,” the global athletic footwear market was worth USD 74.7 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 84.4 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 1.8% from 2011 to 2018.

Asia Pacific is leading the athletic footwear market with maximum share and is expected to enjoy a 41.6% share of the market in 2018, closely followed by Europe. The North America market is growing at a relatively slower rate, due to high labor cost, raw material cost and strong competition.

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Factors driving the global athletic footwear market include growing awareness about healthy and active lifestyles, rising demand for comfortable footwear, rising demand for innovative footwear designs and technology, growing population and rising disposable income levels. The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 1.8% from 2011 to 2018, and is expected to reach USD 84.4 billion in 2018.

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The shoe insert market, the largest segment, holds 36% market share of the athletic footwear market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 1.7%. The sports footwear market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 2.1% till 2018 and holds 35% market share of the athletic footwear market. The hiking shoes segment holds 19% market share and backpacking boots 9% market share of the athletic footwear market.

Based on consumer groups, the athletic footwear market is segmented into men, women and kids segments. The men’s footwear market is a leading segment in the consumer group with 62% market share of the overall athletic footwear market. The second largest segment is the women’s footwear market, which holds 29% market share growing with a CAGR of 1.3% from 2011 to 2018. Due to the high demand for comfortable and sporty footwear for kids, the demand for kids’ footwear is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 2.8% from 2011 to 2018.

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The athletic footwear market is analyzed over four regions – North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. The Asia Pacific region accounted for the largest share of 42% of the overall athletic footwear market and is expected to grow with a CAGR of 1.7% from 2011 to 2018. Athletic footwear manufacturers are heavily concentrated in the Asia Pacific region. This continent has produced 87% of all the pairs of shoes produced all over the world. The athletic footwear market has the highest growth in the Asia Pacific region due to the cheap labor cost and raw material cost.

Nike is a world-leading brand in the athletic footwear market and holds the maximum share of 41% in the industry. The athletic footwear market is quite consolidated with the top five players, Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Puma and Asics. There is strong competition in these niche players. These brands hold around 80% market share of the athletic footwear market. Other players in the market are New Balance, Converse, Sketchers, Vans, Saucony and K-Swiss.

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the athletic footwear market and sub-markets in the next few years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure. The report has segregated the athletic footwear industry in terms of product and geography. We have used a combination of primary and secondary research to arrive at the market estimates, market shares and trends. We have adopted bottom up model to derive market size of the global athletic footwear market and further validated numbers with the key market participants and C-level executives.

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