Short of breath: Rises in world production and external competition will be detrimental to industry growth

Over the five years to 2017, the rise in the industrial production index, combined with the rising price of industry products and a mounting focus on environmental protection, supported industry performance. One of the most significant changes for the industry during the five-year period was the establishment of new emission standards for power plants and a range of other industrial facilities. To comply with these regulatory changes, power plants introduced industry products to limit emissions. Over the five years to 2022, anticipated increases in world production and external competition are expected to be detrimental to industry growth. However, during the five-year period, a rise in the industrial production index is expected to aid the industry's performance...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • A mounting focus on environmental protection over the past five years supported industry performance
  • Global production and trade changes have increasingly affected activated carbon manufacturers
  • Despite increased competition from imports, industry profit margins are expected to remain steady
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Activated Carbon Manufacturing industry is moderately capital intensive but has a need for highly-skilled employees that command high wages. Also, patents and trademarks cover various products and processes. Links to suppliers and large supply contracts are harder for entrants to create in this moderately concentrated industry that suffers from increasing import penetration. In addition, manufacturing plants must be well maintained and meet new requirements proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Act New Source Review. Companies may also be subject to lawsuits and environmental proceedings. Cab...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Activated Carbon Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Concentration on core business
  • Links with suppliers
  • Availability of resource
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of steaming coal and Regulation in the Activated Carbon Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Activated Carbon Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture activated carbon, which is a form of carbon that has been processed to make it extremely porous; thus, activated carbon has a very large surface area available for adsorption or chemical reactions. Activated carbon is produced from carbonaceous source materials, such as nutshells, peat, wood, coir, lignite, coal and petroleum pitch and is used for a range of purposes, including gas purification and water purification.

    Industry Products
  • Powdered activated carbon (PAC)
  • Granular activated carbon (GAC)
  • Other: Extruded activated carbon (EAC) and impregnated carbon
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing powdered activated carbon
  • Manufacturing granular activated carbon
  • Manufacturing extruded activated carbon
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of steaming coal
  • Regulation
  • Industrial production index
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand and domestic production
  • Globalization trends
  • Regulation changes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Emission standards
  • Industrial production and international trade
  • Table: Activated Carbon Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Activated Carbon Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Gold & Silver Ore Mining
  • Soda Production
  • Bottled Water Production
  • Juice Production
  • Petrochemical Manufacturing
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Auto Parts Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Coal Mining
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Wood Pulp Mills

  • Products & Services
  • Powdered activated carbon (PAC)
  • Granular activated carbon (GAC)
  • Other: Extruded activated carbon (EAC) and impregnated carbon
  • Chart: Activated Carbon Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • All other including food, Pharmaceutical, automotive and medical
  • Air purification
  • Water treatment
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Activated Carbon Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Activated Carbon Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Activated Carbon Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Calgon Carbon, Ingevity, Cabot Corporation,
  • Table: Calgon Carbon - financial performance
  • Table: Ingevity - financial performance
  • Table: Cabot Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Activated Carbon Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Activated Carbon Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World price of steaming coal (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Activated Carbon
  • A porous material that removes organic compounds from liquids and gases by a process known as adsorption.
  • Activation
  • The development of the pore structure of the carbon.
  • Adsorption
  • A purification process in which unwanted organic molecules contained in a liquid/gas are attracted and bound to the surface in the pores of the activated carbon as the liquid or gas is passed through.
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