Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the five years to 2015, revenue for the Chemical Product Manufacturing industry is expected to remain nearly flat. Although demand from many downstream manufacturing industries has grown, the industry's key photographic chemicals segment has declined rapidly due to the increased adoption of digital cameras. Although ongoing improvements in downstream automobile parts and construction materials markets will lift industry revenue over the next five years, volatile input costs and the continued decline in demand for photographic chemicals will constrain growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
Industry concentration for the Chemical Product Manufacturing industry is low, with the top three players accounting for less than 5.0% of total industry revenue in 2015. This number reflects the fragmented nature of the industry and the diverse range of products produced by a large number of small players. Another indication of this low concentration is that of the estimated 1,556 industry manufacturers in 2015, 64.8% employ fewer than 20 people, with 27.4% employing between 20 and 99 people
and only 7.8% employing 100 or more people. Still, the level of concentration may vary by product segment. For example, global heavyweights Eastman Kodak and Fujifilm play an important role in the photographic chemicals and materials segment.
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