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

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 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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This industry is capital-intensive. In addition to acquiring, maintaining and updating specialized technical equipment, companies must have access to competitively priced inputs like natural gas. Also, companies seeking entry into the industry require a workforce that is specialized in inorganic chemical production. Because specialized labor demands higher wages, industry players incur higher operating costs. Consequently, newcomers find it challenging to meet the capital requirements of this industry. As a result, capital costs act as a barrier to entry for prospective operators.

Financial investment is high for companies entering the industry, and continued technological innovations are essential... 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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