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Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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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

The Organic Basic Chemical 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
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 Threats & Opportunities
  • The industry has exhibited only marginal growth due to strong overseas competition
  • The fall in the value of the pound is expected to increase input costs, hampering profitability
  • The global shale revolution is expected to have a significant impact on the industry in the coming years
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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

Additional Insights for the Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry are

  • Having contracts which are favourable to purchaser
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of crude oil and Industrial production index in the Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... 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

    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
  • World price of crude oil
  • Industrial production index
  • World price of natural gas
  • Downstream demand from manufacturing
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Current Performance
  • Reactive demand
  • Input costs and profitability
  • International competitors
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Domestic economy
  • International capacity
  • Sourcing inputs
  • Table: Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing
  • Soap & Detergent Manufacturing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Forestry & Logging
  • Hard Coal Mining
  • Natural Gas Extraction
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Ethylene
  • Propylene
  • Chart: Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Internal consumption
  • Third-party manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Organic 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 and depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    ExxonMobil Chemical Limited
  • Table: ExxonMobil Chemical Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Organic 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 Organic 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 compound that contains only hydrogen and carbon. Hydrocarbons occur naturally in crude oil, and can take the form of gases, liquids, waxes or polymers.
  • Olefins
  • Also known as alkenes, olefins are unsaturated chemical compounds containing at least one carbon-to-carbon double bond.
  • Supermajors
  • The World’s largest publicly owned oil and gas companies, including BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Total, Shell and ExxonMobil.

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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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