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Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C20.130 | Sep 2016

Catalysing growth: A weaker sterling in the current year is expected to boost export activity

IBISWorld’s Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
INEOS Chlorvinyls Limited INEOS Chlorvinyls Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Industry performance has fluctuated in line with variations in the global chemical sector
  • The depreciation of the pound in the current year is expected to boost export volumes
  • Growing commercial construction activity is expected to boost demand from glass manufacturers
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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, caustic soda and soda ash.

Reflecting the cyclical and global nature of the chemical sector, industry growth rates have been relatively volatile over the past five years. The economic downturn resulted in a sharp decline in industry revenue just prior to the five-year period through 2016-17 and the effects of the downturn continued through the early part of the period... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing industry has a high level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every £1.00 spent on capital investment, industry operators will spend £2.01 on labour. Capital intensity has increased slightly over the past five years, primarily due to an improvement in investment in new capital.

IBISWorld expects the industry's capital intensity to rise further over the next five years. This higher capital intensity will stem from operators increasing capital investments as the economy improves and better trading conditions boost business confidence. Persistent productivity increases will also continue to reduce labour reliance.

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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... purchase to read more


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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 hypobromitesSiliconSilicon dioxideColloidal precious metalsSilver nitrateCalcium and other carbonatesChlorine and other inorganic basic chemicals
    Industry Activities
    chemical elements inorganic acids alkalis, lye and other inorganic bases Roasting of iron pyritesother inorganic compoundsdistilled water

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Downstream demand from manufacturing
  • Industrial production index
  • Industrial electricity prices
  • Business confidence index
  • Current Performance
  • Improving efficiency
  • Consolidation activity
  • Export markets
  • Other variables
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Base of growth
  • Demand reboot
  • Regulatory restraints
  • 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
  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Silicon
  • Calcium and other carbonates
  • 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
  • Paper producers
  • Manufacturing and other industrial users
  • 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
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Utilities
  • Depreciation and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    INOVYN ChlorVinyls Ltd
  • Table: INOVYN ChlorVinyls Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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