Unsteady base: Industry revenue has been hit by fluctuating feedstock prices in recent years

The Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing industry plays an important role in the chemical sector. Operators convert petrochemical feedstocks into basic organic chemicals such as olefins. Many of the products manufactured by the industry are the fundamental building blocks in a variety of consumer and industrial products. Industry revenue fell significantly in response to the financial crisis and more than halved in the space of two years between 2007-08 and 2009-10. This, in addition to revenue contractions over the past five years, means that the industry is significantly smaller than it was prior to the recession. Additionally, greater production capacity in countries with low-cost manufacturing has made it difficult for operators to regain lost ground over the past five years...read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has faced significant competition from producers in lower-cost countries
  • Prevailing uncertainty is expected to weaken confidence in the downstream manufacturing sector
  • The industry’s supply chain could change significantly should commercial fracking be introduced
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The performance of the Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing industry should be considered in the context of the wider chemical sector and petrochemical supply chain. Basic organic chemicals form the building blocks of thousands of products, with ethylene being the world’s most widely used organic chemical. Many basic organic chemicals are obtained by cracking a petroleum feedstock; these include naphtha, gas oil and natural gas. This process produces basic chemicals such as ethylene, propylene and butadiene. These basic chemicals, known as olefins, are the foundation of the petrochemicals industry. Olefins undergo further processing in order to yield intermediate products, from which derivatives like PVC, ethylene glycol and polyethylene can be made. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Having contracts which are favourable to purchaser
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of crude oil and Industrial production index in the Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture organic chemicals via basic processes such as thermal cracking and distillation. Manufactured from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons sourced from the upstream oil and gas extraction industries, the industry’s products are used in a wide variety of products including consumer goods, automotive components and various durable and consumable goods.

    Industry Products
  • Ethylene
  • Propylene
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing basic organic chemicals
  • Manufacturing synthetic aromatic products
  • Distilling coal tar
  • 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 crude oil
  • Industrial production index
  • World price of natural gas
  • Downstream demand from manufacturing
  • Real effective exchange rate

  • Current Performance
  • Feedstock effects
  • Downstream demand
  • International competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • An uncertain future
  • Fractured feedstock supply
  • Downstream demand
  • Table: Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing
  • Soap & Detergent Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Forestry & Logging
  • Hard Coal Mining
  • Natural Gas Extraction
  • Petroleum Refining

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Ethylene
  • Propylene
  • Chart: Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Internal consumption
  • Third-party manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWages and depreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing

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

  • Industry Globalization
    ExxonMobil Chemical Limited,
  • Table: ExxonMobil Chemical Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Organic 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 Organic 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 compound that contains only hydrogen and carbon. Hydrocarbons occur naturally in crude oil, and can take the form of gases, liquids, waxes or polymers.
  • Olefins
  • Also known as alkenes, olefins are unsaturated chemical compounds containing at least one carbon-to-carbon double bond.
  • Supermajors
  • The World’s largest publicly owned oil and gas companies, including BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Total, Shell and ExxonMobil.
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