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Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 32518 | Apr 2015

Chemical reaction: Increasing downstream demand 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
Revenue
$42bn
Annual Growth 10-15
3.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
38,706
Businesses
404
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. The manufacturing sector promptly began to rebuild, boosting demand for inorganic chemicals throughout 2010 and 2011. Moreover, demand for exports has remained relatively steady in recent years. In the next five years, the industry will expand as demand from downstream industries continues to increase... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

In 2014, the top five players in the Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry are expected to generate less than one-fifth 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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