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Petrochemical Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Petrochemical Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 32511 | Sep 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
Revenue
$99bn
Annual Growth 09-14
11.6%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
9,416
Businesses
44
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 operators... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

In recent years the Petrochemical Manufacturing industry has experienced significant revenue volatility. In 2009, industry revenue plummeted by 34.7% due to the lack of demand from downstream users in the plastic industry. As the economy began to recover in 2010, petrochemical demand returned as downstream industries increased production levels, raising industry revenue 47.0%. Due to the drastic drop in revenue at the onset of the five-year period and the subsequent recovery, industry revenue is anticipated to increase at an average annual rate of 11.6% to $99.0 billion over the five years to 2014, with the majority of this growth occurring in the first half of the period... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

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
EthylenePropyleneBenzeneEthylbenzeneStyreneTolueneCumeneButadiene
 
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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