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Chemical Product Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Chemical Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 32599 | Aug 2016

Chemical imbalance: Weak demand from photographic chemicals will impede industry revenue growth

The Chemical Product Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Weak demand from photographic chemicals and materials will dampen revenue growth
  • Volatile raw material costs will lead to some consolidation as players attempt to cut costs
  • Demand for chemicals used in construction markets is expected to increase
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2016, industry revenue is expected to fall, because chemical manufacturers rely heavily on downstream demand from the manufacturing sector, and manufacturing activity is expected to slow over 2016, as it has over the past two years. Meanwhile, demand for photographic chemicals and materials, which are key industry products, has been waning for over a decade. The poor performance of this product segment continually cuts into overall industry revenue. In the five years to 2021, industry revenue is expected to remain relatively flat, as manufacturing levels are forecast to rise in markets such as automobile parts and construction materials, boosting demand for chemicals needed in downstream production... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The Chemical Product Manufacturing industry is characterized by a relatively large number of small facilities located throughout the country, reflecting the fragmented nature of the industry. Key states include Texas and California (each home to 10.8% of all industry establishments, respectively) and Ohio (6.6%). Many of the industry's downstream consumers and raw material suppliers have facilities in these regions. For example, the Plastic and Resin Manufacturing industry (IBISWorld report 32521) has the highest concentrations of its plants in these states, with Texas holding 10.1% of these establishments, California home to 9.4% and Ohio housing 7.4% plastic and resin manufacturers.

The Southeast and Great Lakes regions have the most industry establishments, with 21.3% and 20.6%, .. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • Concentration on core business
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of crude oil and Demand from manufacturing in the Chemical Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures a diverse range of chemical products. Key activities include custom compounding plastic resins and manufacturing toners, toner cartridges, photographic chemicals and sensitized photographic film, paper and plates. Custom compounding of plastic resins includes custom mixing and blending of purchased plastic resins and reformulating plastic resins from recycled plastic products.

    Industry Products
    Custom compounding of resinsPhotographic films, papers and platesPhotographic chemicalsEvaporated salt, excluding table saltGelatin, excluding ready-to-eat dessertsWater treating compoundsAutomotive chemicalsOther chemical products and preparations
    Industry Activities
    Custom compounding resinsReformulating plastic resins from recycled plastics productsManufacturing sensitized film, paper, cloth and sensitized platesManufacturing toners and toner cartridgesManufacturing photographic 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
  • World price of crude oil
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • Stable demand
  • Declining demand for photographic chemicals and materials
  • Profit and consolidation
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Tempered growth among industry segments
  • Squeezed profit
  • Rising exports and imports
  • Table: Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Office Stationery Wholesaling
  • Camera Stores
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Paper Mills
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Wood Pulp Mills
  • Products & Services
  • Other chemical products and preparations
  • Custom compounding of resins
  • Photographic films, papers and plates
  • Water treating compounds
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Automotive chemicals
  • Evaporated salt, excluding table salt
  • Gelatin, excluding ready-to-eat desserts
  • Chart: Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Automobile industry
  • Households
  • Construction sector
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Chemical Product Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Chemical Product 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 Chemical Product 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)
  • World Price of Crude Oil (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A raw material supplied to a machine or processing plant that is used for manufacturing.
  • Polymer
  • A chemical compound that has repeating structural units; the term is often used as a synonym for plastic.
  • Sensitized Material
  • A material made sensitive to light by coating it with a photographic emulsion.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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