Over the five years to 2016, industry revenue is expected to fall, because chemical manufacturers rely heavily on downstream demand from the manufacturing sector, and manufacturing activity is expected to slow over 2016, as it has over the past two years. Meanwhile, demand for photographic chemicals and materials, which are key industry products, has been waning for over a decade. The poor performance of this product segment continually cuts into overall industry revenue. In the five years to 2021, industry revenue is expected to remain relatively flat, as manufacturing levels are forecast to rise in markets such as automobile parts and construction materials, boosting demand for chemicals needed in downstream production. However, weak demand from photographic chemicals and materials will continue to dampen industry revenue growth.
This industry manufactures a diverse range of chemical products. Key activities include custom compounding plastic resins and manufacturing toners, toner cartridges, photographic chemicals and sensitized photographic film, paper and plates. Custom compounding of plastic resins includes custom mixing and blending of purchased plastic resins and reformulating plastic resins from recycled plastic products.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.