Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Chemical Product Manufacturing 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 several downstream industries. Many of these downstream industries were negatively affected by poor operating conditions following the economic downturn, and this had a knock-on effect on the performance of the Chemical Product Manufacturing industry. Recent economic improvement has supported demand and paved the way for growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The distribution of industry partly reflects the spread of industrial activity across the country and also the historic nature of the industry when large bulk chemical manufacturers also undertook the production of a wide range of raw material inputs. This helps to explain the prominence of regions in the North to the industry.
The North West
According to latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 18.7% of manufacturers in this industry are located in the North West. The manufacture of intermediate chemical products is an important industry activity, therefore proximity to downstream manufacturers can be an important factor for choosing a manufacturing locations. The.. purchase to read more