Overview

Chemical reaction: Industry revenue will slowly expand as downstream industries grow

IBISWorld’s Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$35bn
Annual Growth
11-16
-0.5%
Annual Growth
16-21
Profit
Employment
39,169
Business
654

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry will expand due to rising demand from traditional downstream industries
  • Restructuring, consolidation and divestitures have modified the industry landscape
  • Downstream demand for chemicals is expected to increase, fueling revenue growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2016, the Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry has experienced a slight decline. Inorganic chemical production depends on demand from downstream users in an array of industries, ranging from paper production to oil refining. Industry products are used for many applications, which insulates diversified producers from a degree of volatility. At the same time, many industries are linked to one another and a decline in one may reduce production in others. Over the next five years, the industry is expected to slowly expand, as downstream industries grow. As the housing sector improves, demand from the construction, paint and glass manufacturing sectors are expected to drive industry sales...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry has a moderate to high level of capital intensity. Industry employees generally have considerable education and are highly-skilled workers. As a result, the average wage is high; in 2016 it is expected to be at $85,677. Conversely, operators must purchase equipment and machines to manufacture chemicals, contributing to high depreciation costs. In 2016, for every dollar spent on labor, industry operators are expected to spend $0.28 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. Che..

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    Additional Insights for the Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Industry are

  • Having contracts that are favorable to purchaser
  • Economies of scale
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
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    Industry Products

    What is the Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry produces inorganic chemicals including titanium dioxide, chloralkali 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, which are used as pigments and dyes (32513) or pesticides (32532) are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
    Chlorine
    Caustic soda
    Potassium, sodium and other alkali compounds
    Chemical catalysts
    Inorganic acids
    Carbon black
    Other inorganic chemicals
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing alkalies and chlorine
    Manufacturing carbon black
    Manufacturing ammonia
    Manufacturing titanium dioxide
    Manufacturing all other basic inorganic chemicals

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • Industrial production index
  • Price of electric power
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Consumer spending

  • Current Performance
  • Volatile demand
  • Narrowing profit margins
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream markets
  • Growing profit
  • International trade
  • Table: Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Paperboard Mills
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Dye & Pigment Manufacturing
  • Fertilizer Manufacturing
  • Pesticide Manufacturing
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Paint Manufacturing
  • Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing
  • Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing
  • Glass Product Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Fertilizer Manufacturing
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Mineral & Phosphate Mining
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Other inorganic chemicals
  • Chemical catalysts
  • Potassium, sodium and other alkali compounds
  • Caustic soda
  • Inorganic acids
  • Carbon black
  • Chlorine
  • Chart: Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Other Manufacturing Industries
  • Chemical manufacturing
  • All Other Industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    InternalExternal
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    The Chemours Company
  • Table: The Chemours Company - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Price of electric power (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Alkalies
  • Soluble salts obtained from the ashes of plants and consisting largely of potassium or sodium carbonate.
  • Carbon Black
  • Various colloidal black substances that consist wholly or principally of carbon that is usually obtained as soot and used especially in tires and as pigments.
  • Soda Ash
  • Commercial anhydrous sodium carbonate that is obtained as a grayish white powder or lumps.
  • Trona
  • A gray-white or yellowish-white monoclinic mineral that consists of hydrous acid sodium.
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