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Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C20.140 | Dec 2016

Chain reaction: Volatile oil and gas prices have severely hampered the industry's performance

IBISWorld’s Organic 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Exxonmobil Chemical Limited Exxonmobil Chemical Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing industry plays an important role in the UK chemical sector. Operators convert petrochemical feedstocks into basic organic chemicals such as olefins. Many of the products manufactured by the industry are the fundamental building blocks in a variety of consumer and industrial products.

The revenue of the Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing industry plummeted in response to the financial crisis and more than halved in the space of two years between 2007-08 and 2009-10. Industry demand has since recovered somewhat, although the industry is significantly smaller than it was prior to the recession. New capacity in low-cost countries, particularly in the Middle East, has made it difficult to regain lost ground over the past five years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The spread of industry establishments across the United Kingdom largely mirrors the spread of industrial activity in the United Kingdom and, more specifically, accessibility to feedstock. As a result, many establishments are located in areas that have oil refining facilities. Indeed, many facilities are directly linked to refineries, such as those at Grangemouth and Fawley.

The North West

The North West accounts for 21.4% of industry establishments, the largest share of all UK regions. The North West has traditionally been a base for chemical production and is home to Essar's Stanlow oil refinery, which was previously owned by Shell. Shell maintains a higher olefins plant and alcohols unit at the site. Acc.. purchase to read more


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What is the Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in this industry manufacture organic chemicals via basic processes such as thermal cracking and distillation. Manufactured from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons sourced from the upstream oil and gas extraction industries, the industry's products are used in a wide variety of products including consumer goods, automotive components and various durable and consumable goods.

Industry Products
Industry Activities
Manufacturing basic organic chemicalsManufacturing synthetic aromatic productsDistilling coal tar

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