Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 32518 | Nov 2014

Chemical reaction: Increasing downstream demand and steady exports will slightly increase revenue

The Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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

After experiencing years of revenue volatility due to fluctuating demand from downstream manufacturing customers during the recession, the Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry is in a state of recovery. As the production of cars and plastics decline, demand for inorganic chemicals also drops, negatively impacting industry revenue. Moreover, the economic downturn caused other manufacturing industries to decrease production, causing demand for inorganic chemicals to plummet. However, in the five years to 2019, IBISWorld expects the industry to steadily expand, as the economy and downstream industries recover. Furthermore, as the housing sector improves, demand from the construction, paint and glass manufacturing sectors will also increase... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

In 2014, the top four players in the Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry are expected to generate just over 15.0% of industry revenue, indicating a low level of market share concentration. Typically, industry operators specialize in a few specific products, limiting the overall market share each operator can control. According to US Census data, 43.0% of industry enterprises are small operators with fewer than 20 employees, contributing to the low level of market share concentration in this industry.

During the recession, some operators consolidated to increase production capacity and improve operating efficiency. Operators have also merged to jointly pursue new technology and products, such as more energy-efficient machinery and chemicals... purchase to read more


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What is the Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Industry?

This industry produces basic inorganic chemicals including titanium dioxide, chlor-alkali products and carbon black. Inorganic chemicals are mineral-based, while organic chemicals are carbon-based (see IBISWorld report 32519, Organic Chemical Manufacturing). Inorganic chemicals are mainly used as inputs in manufacturing and industrial processes. Inorganic chemicals used as pigments and dyes (IBISWorld report 32513) or pesticides (IBISWorld report 32532) are not included in this industry.

Industry Products
Chlorine Caustic sodaPotassium, sodium and other alkali compoundsChemical catalystsInorganic acidsCarbon blackOther inorganic chemicals
Industry Activities
Manufacturing alkalies and chlorine Manufacturing carbon black Manufacturing ammoniaManufacturing titanium dioxideManufacturing all other basic inorganic chemicals

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