Volatile reaction: Revenue has fluctuated in recent years, influenced by international trade

The industry produces a range of products, including photographic plates and film, antifreeze, gelatine, writing ink, cement additives, transmission fluids and composite diagnostic or laboratory reagents. Most of the industry's products are used as inputs in a number of downstream industries, particularly in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and medical sectors. Industrial production and health expenditure trends can influence domestic demand for industry goods, but the high rate of international trade means that industry revenue largely correlates with export trends. Over the five years through 2018-19, revenue is forecast to contract at a compound annual rate of 0.9% to reach £4.4 billion...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Firms are subject to pressures from exchange rate fluctuations and volatile oil prices
  • Industry revenue is highly subject to fluctuations in the real effective exchange rate, leading to recent volatility
  • The European Union is a key export destination and barriers to trade would be detrimental to performance
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry displays a low level of concentration, mainly due to the vast but fragmented nature of its constituent product segments. Overall, the top four players are estimated to account for just 8.6% of industry revenue in 2018-19. According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 78.1% of industry enterprises operate with fewer than 20 staff, while only 2.1% of enterprises employ more than 250 people. This is another indicator of the low concentration of the industry. Concentration may rise slightly over the next five years as competitive pressures from abroad are expected to force struggling operators out of the industry.Nevertheless, concentration may be higher in certain product segments. Seg...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 accommodate environmental requirements
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Real effective exchange rate in the Chemical Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture a wide array of chemical products, including photographic chemicals and sensitive materials; gelatine; chemically modified oils and fats; chemicals for textile, leather and metal processing; cement additives; hydraulic transmission liquids and antifreeze; and writing and drawing inks.

    Industry Products
  • Photographic chemical materials
  • Lubricating preparations
  • Anti-knock preparations
  • Prepared culture media
  • Reaction initiators and accelerators
  • Composite diagnostic or laboratory reagents
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing photographic plates, film and sensitised paper
  • Manufacturing chemical preparations for photographic uses
  • Manufacturing gelatine and its derivatives
  • Manufacturing writing and drawing ink
  • Manufacturing various other chemical products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Total health expenditure
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Research and development expenditure
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • International trade
  • Fine margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Domestic growth
  • Trade uncertainty
  • Legislative changes
  • Table: Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Composite diagnostic or laboratory reagents
  • Reaction initiators and accelerators
  • Anti-knock preparations
  • Prepared culture media
  • Photographic chemical materials
  • Lubricating preparations
  • Chart: Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturers and other industrial producers
  • Pharmaceutical and medical industries
  • Construction industries
  • Retail and other services
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Chemical Product 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 Chemical Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    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
    Table: Industry Data for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change.
  • Gelatine
  • A translucent, colourless and flavourless solid substance that is derived from animal raw materials containing collagen. It is thought to be a pure natural protein.
  • Reagent
  • A substance or mixture for use in chemical analysis or other reactions.
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