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