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    Impacts of the helium shortage

    The helium shortage has already affected Party City and they announced that they are closing 45 stores.

    How is the shortage affecting manufacturing?

    USA Today said, "Although there are long-term ramifications, experts say consumers may not feel the impact right away. Many companies that rely on helium also say they're okay – for now."

    Helium is used in fiber optics, MRIs, and more. 

    Recommended ReadHelium shortage could deflate MRIs, manufacturing, and researchSource: http://www.usatoday.com

    Party City officials maintain the closings and the shortage are unrelated issues and say they are working to secure a new helium source and a contract, which is subject to final approval, would provide its stores with helium beginning this summer and continuing for several years.Party City store closings 2019: 45 locations being shuttered Helium shortage 2019: Why it's harder to throw a party and fill balloons Party City location in Springdale is one of 45 stores closing.Read More

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