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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

IBISWorld’s Chemical Product Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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 Products Chapter

Composite diagnostic or laboratory reagents

Industry products geared towards the pharmaceutical and medical industries include composite diagnostic or laboratory reagents, which are the largest identifiable product segment. IBISWorld estimates that the manufacture of these products will account for 28.5% of industry revenue in the current year. Reagents are substances or compounds that are added to a system to bring about a chemical reaction or to test whether a reaction will occur. Laboratory reagents are commonly used in pharmaceutical research and development and diagnostic reagents are used in medical practices to test for viruses, such as HIV and different strains of hepatitis. Thi.. 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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