Petrochemical Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Petrochemical Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 32511 | Apr 2014

In the mix: Revenue will improve, despite volatile input costs and rising consolidation

IBISWorld’s Petrochemical Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Petrochemical Manufacturing industry faced significant volatility over the past five years, but the improving economy will pave the way for growth as downstream demand improves. Domestic operators will continue to face obstacles, as increased input costs affect prices and performance. However, heightened demand and continuing dependence on petrochemicals will benefit industry firms... purchase to read more

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This industry primarily converts feedstock derived from petroleum or from petroleum and natural gas liquids into petrochemicals. These petrochemicals include acyclic (aliphatic) hydrocarbons and cyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Acyclic hydrocarbons are made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons. Key products within this group include: ethylene, propylene, butadiene and cyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.


Estimated to be the world's most widely used petrochemical in terms of worldwide production volume, ethylene is the key building block in the production of polyethylene (polyethylene accounts for 50.0% of all ethylene production), ethylene oxide (10.0% of ethylene production) and its range of derivatives (such as ethylene glycol)... purchase to read more


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What is the Petrochemical Manufacturing Industry?

This industry manufactures petrochemicals, which are chemicals derived from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons. Key products include ethylene, propylene, butylene, benzene, toluene, styrene, xylene, ethyl benzene and cumene. These products are used in the production of consumer products, automotive components and various durable and non-durable goods. Organic compounds like ethyl alcohol and inorganic chemicals like carbon black are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Industry Activities
Manufacturing olefins made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbonsManufacturing polyolefins made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbonsManufacturing ethylene made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons.

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