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African Chemicals Outlook 2017

African Chemicals Outlook 2017

This study presents some of the predictions that Frost & Sullivan believes will shape, grow, and have high relevance within the African chemicals industry for 2017 to 2019, specifically within sub-Saharan Africa. Key African trends are discussed, including digitisation and convergence, smart agriculture, LNG beneficiation, Internet of Things (IoT), changing business models, supply chain optimisation, additive manufacturing, and lightweight materials. While these trends are discussed separately, due to their complementary nature, many trends converge.

Base year: 2016
Geographical scope: Sub-Saharan Africa

Key research objectives:
• To quantify the size of some of the major markets in terms of revenues
• To identify the top predictions and analyse key trends impacting the African chemicals market in 2017
• To highlight the major competitors in the African chemicals market
• To recognise growth opportunities and strategic imperatives for current and the potential market participants
• To detail and analyse the key mega trends and their impact
• To identify to what extent Smart Agriculture is relevant to the African market


  • Executive Summary
    • Research Background
    • Top Predictions for 2017
    • Top Trends for 2017
    • Research Scope
    • Definitions and Market Segmentation
    • Research Aim and Objectives
  • African Chemicals Outlook for 2017
    • Top Chemicals Industry Predictions for 2017
    • Chemicals Industry Revenue-2016 and 2017
  • Industry Outlook by Trend / Sector
    • 2017 Trend Snapshot-Digitisation and Convergence
    • 2017 Market Snapshot-Smart Agriculture
    • 2017 Market Snapshot-LNG Beneficiation
    • 2017 Trend Snapshot-IoT
    • 2017 Market Snapshot-Changing Business Models
    • 2017 Market Snapshot-Supply Chain Optimisation
    • 2017 Market Snapshot-Lightweight Materials
    • 2017 Market Snapshot-AM (3D Printing)
  • Key Market Trends to Watch in 2017
    • 2017 Key Market Trends-Digitisation and Convergence
    • 2017 Key Market Trends-Smart Agriculture
    • 2017 Key Market Trends-LNG Beneficiation
    • 2017 Key Market Trends-IoT
    • 2017 Key Market Trends-Changing Business Models
    • 2017 Key Market Trends-Supply Chain Optimisation
    • 2017 Key Market Trends-LWM
    • 2017 Key Market Trends-AM (3D Printing)
  • Competitive Analysis
    • Chemicals Matrix 2017
  • Role of Startups in the Chemicals Industry
    • Key Startups in the Chemicals Industry
    • Role of Startups in the Chemicals Industry
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Five Major Growth Opportunities
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Smart Agriculture
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Agricultural Co-operatives
    • Growth Opportunity 3-Supply Chain Optimisation
    • Growth Opportunity 4-AM
    • Growth Opportunity 5-LWM
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications
    • Market Overview-Impact of Mega Trends on the Chemicals Industry
    • Market Overview-Impact of Mega Trends on the Chemicals Industry Discussion
  • Key Conclusions
    • Key Conclusions for 2017
  • Appendix
    • 2016 versus 2017 Global Competitiveness Index
    • 2017 Chemicals Industry PESTEL Framework-Impact Analysis
    • Key Trends Transforming Companies

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