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

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The Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry is in a mature stage of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), which measures this industry's contribution to the overall economy, is anticipated to grow an average 3.4% per year in the 10 years to 2019. Over the same period, GDP is forecast to grow at a similar annualized 2.5%. Though IVA slowed during the earlier part of the 10-year period, when the industry was still rebounding from the recession's serious impact on the manufacturing and construction sectors, industry value added has generally grown at a rate similar to or better than that of the national economy.

Clearly defined product segments and user industries also indicate this industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle... 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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