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
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
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