Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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

Chemical reaction: Increasing downstream demand will slightly increase revenue

IBISWorld’s Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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

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The Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry has a high level of capital intensity. Industry employees generally have considerable education and are highly-skilled workers. As a result, average wages are high. On the other hand, operators must purchase equipment and machines to manufacture chemicals, contributing to high depreciation costs. In 2015, for every dollar spent on labor, industry operators are expected to spend $0.39 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, 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 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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