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The Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing industry plays an important role in the UK chemical sector, producing a number of intermediate products used as basic chemicals in either industrial processes or manufacturing products. Such products include colloidal precious metals (e.g. silver nitrate), chlor-alkali products, sodium cyanide, silicon dioxide, caustic soda and soda ash. Following a period of economic uncertainty, a resurgence in several downstream manufacturing industries has boosted demand. Industry revenue is expected to rise at a compound annual rate of 1.2% over the five years through 2018-19, including a forecast 0.3% rise in the current year, to reach £2.1 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The weak value of the pound has significantly affected revenue over the past five years
  • Growth in downstream manufacturing industries has aided revenue in the latter half of the period
  • Potential trade barriers with the European Union could hinder demand for industry services
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Chlorine and other inorganic basic chemicalsChlorine and other basic inorganic chemicals, which include borates, hydrogen fluoride, potassium hydroxide and thiosulphates, represent the largest product segment, estimated to account for 37.5% of revenue. Chlorine is used for water treatment and is a common input for thousands of products, widely in domestic markets.Given the wide range of products manufactured in the industry and the fact that each product is used by a variety of downstream sectors, the segments do not tend to vary significantly over time. Each product tends to serve similar markets and variability in demand is largely the same for every product segment. This segment's share of revenue is expected to rise slightly in the current year...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Economies of scale
  • Having links with suppliers
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real effective exchange rate and Downstream demand from manufacturing in the Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in the industry manufacture a wide range of inorganic basic chemicals. These are often produced in bulk and involve the large-scale conversion of simple raw materials into feedstock. These are then used as intermediate inputs by other manufacturing industries, including other components of the chemical sector. The industry excludes the production of titanium dioxide, nitric acid and ammonia and its derivatives.

    Industry Products
  • Hypochlorites, calcium hypochlorite, chlorites and hypobromites
  • Silicon
  • Silicon dioxide
  • Colloidal precious metals
  • Silver nitrate
  • Calcium and other carbonates
  • Chlorine and other inorganic basic chemicals
  • Industry Activities
  • chemical elements
  • inorganic acids
  • alkalis, lye and other inorganic bases
  • Roasting of iron pyrites
  • other inorganic compounds
  • distilled water
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Downstream demand from manufacturing
  • Industrial production index
  • Industrial electricity prices
  • Demand from chemical product manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • International trade
  • Downstream demand
  • Profit pressure
  • Other variables
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trade agreements
  • Regulatory restraints
  • Profit growth
  • Table: Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Basic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing
  • Flat Glass Manufacturing
  • Ceramic Household & Ornamental Article Manufacturing
  • Water Collection, Treatment & Supply

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Mining and Quarrying

  • Products & Services
  • Chlorine and other inorganic basic chemicals
  • Colloidal precious metals
  • Silicon dioxide
  • Calcium and other carbonates
  • Silicon
  • Hypochlorites, calcium hypochlorite, chlorites and hypobromites
  • Silver nitrate
  • Chart: Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Chemical manufacturers
  • Glass manufacturers
  • Health-related industries
  • Manufacturing and other industrial users
  • Paper manufacturers
  • Water treatment companies
  • Human and animal food processors
  • Construction firms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesUtilitiesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing

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

  • Industry Globalization
    INOVYN ChlorVinyls Ltd,
  • Table: INOVYN ChlorVinyls Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Inorganic Basic 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Inorganic Basic Chemical 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 mixture in which one substance of insoluble particles is suspended throughout another substance.
  • Inorganic Basic Chemicals
  • Chemicals that are of mineral (oxides and sulphides) rather than of biological origin.
  • Oxide
  • A chemical compound that contains at least one oxygen atom.
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