Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 32518 | Aug 2016

Chemical reaction: Increasing downstream demand will increase revenue

IBISWorld’s Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry operators depend on sales to downstream industries that use these secondary products. As manufacturing and construction activity have expanded, so has demand for products made with inorganic chemicals. Some demand from purchasers, such as alumina producers, grew more quickly and stimulated greater sales early in the period. Others took longer to recover, or experienced volatile demand over the past five years. Consequently, IBISWorld expects revenue to decrease an annualized 0.4% over the five years to 2016 to $35.4 billion... purchase to read more

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The Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry has a moderate to high level of capital intensity. Industry employees generally have considerable education and are highly-skilled workers. As a result, the average wage is high; in 2016 it is expected to exceed $78,531. Conversely, operators must purchase equipment and machines to manufacture chemicals, contributing to high depreciation costs. In 2016, for every dollar spent on labor, industry operators are expected to spend $0.28 on capital investments.

This industry employs skilled workers such as chemical technicians, chemical engineers, chemists and materials scientists. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, chemical technicians typically need a minimum of two years of formal training... purchase to read more


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What is the Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Industry?

This industry produces inorganic chemicals including titanium dioxide, chloralkali 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 are 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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