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Chemical Product Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Chemical Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C20.590 | Jan 2017

Volatile conditions: Industry profit margins have been placed under pressure by rising costs

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 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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


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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 materialsLubricating preparationsAnti-knock preparationsPrepared culture mediaReaction initiators and acceleratorsComposite diagnostic or laboratory reagents
Industry Activities
Manufacturing photographic plates, film and sensitised paperManufacturing chemical preparations for photographic usesManufacturing gelatine and its derivativesManufacturing writing and drawing inkManufacturing various other chemical products

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