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Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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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 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
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 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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing industry is considered to be in the mature phase of its life cycle. Recently, the industry has undergone a process of consolidation, with a number of players leaving the industry in the face of increasing competitive pressures. Others have shut down plants in response to sluggish industrial demand and the closure of downstream manufacturing facilities as they shifted offshore to new low-cost bases. These developments have all combined to result in falling enterprise and establishment a numbers.

At the same time, the industry's brands have remained relatively steady, as have the clearly defined segmented product groups and user industries. Rec.. 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

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