Carbon Dioxide Production in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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A revival in downstream manufacturing activity will continue to boost industry demand. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Carbon Dioxide Production industry to its growing industry report collection.

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As consumers trend away from soda and other carbonated beverages, demand could plummet

Companies in the Carbon Dioxide Production industry manufacture and refine carbon dioxide, selling it to downstream industries in either gas, liquid or solid forms. The largest markets for carbon dioxide are food and beverage manufacturers. Food producers use carbon dioxide to quick freeze products, such as fruits, vegetables or pizzas. The gas is also used as a packaging preservative and additive. Beverage manufacturers use the compound to carbonate soft drinks, beer and other beverages. According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Stephen Morea, “From 2009 to 2014, demand from these vital markets fizzled because of increased health concerns and shifting consumer preferences.” Consequently, industry revenue is expected to decline marginally at an average annual rate of 0.3% to $591.4 million in the five years to 2014.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) also has a variety of industrial applications. As an inert gas, carbon dioxide prevents oxidation and controls pH levels. In its solid state, CO2 is used as a noncombustible fire retardant, an industrial cleanser and a cold source to help preserve chemicals, fluids and organic tissue. Increasing US industrial production in the five years to 2014, caused demand from the manufacturing, construction, chemical and medical markets to rise during this period. Moreover, carbon dioxide has emerging applications in the oil and gas industry, as injecting the gas into depleted oil wells can help recover trapped oil. “Strong demand from the industrial and oil markets is expected to lead to a 2.4% increase in Carbon Dioxide Production industry revenue in 2014,” says Morea.

IBISWorld projects a slight turnaround for the Carbon Dioxide Production industry over the five years to 2019, supported by an anticipated expansion in industrial production, rising demand from medical markets due to a progressively aging US population and increased domestic oil drilling activity propelled by persistently high global crude prices. However, a continuation of shifting consumer preferences away from carbonated soft drinks and frozen fruits and vegetables will temper industry expansion during this period. Nevertheless, higher projected disposable incomes and consumer spending will keep the declines in these key downstream markets to a minimum. As a result, industry revenue is expected to increase in the five years to 2019.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Carbon Dioxide Production in the US industry report page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

The Carbon Dioxide industry manufactures carbon dioxide in compressed and solid forms. Firms then supply the carbon dioxide to a diverse range of customers, including industrial, medical and specialized users.

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
Globalization & Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

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