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Chemical Product Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Chemical Product Manufacturing in the US

Although the Chemical Product Manufacturing industry is highly fragmented and diverse, it comprises a significant part of the US chemical sector. Over the five years to 2018, industry revenue is expected to fall slightly. However, an increase in crude oil prices over the past two years will help operators raise selling prices. Chemical manufacturers rely heavily on downstream demand from the manufacturing sector, especially from automotive and appliance industries. Manufacturing activity in several key end markets has slowed down over the past two years. International trade also plays a significant role in this industry. Declining demand for certain chemicals and lower production costs abroad pressured some operations to consolidate. Over the five years to 2023, industry revenue is expected to remain relatively flat. Manufacturing levels are forecast to rise in markets such as household parts and construction materials, boosting demand for chemicals needed in downstream production.

Operators in this industry manufacture a diverse range of chemical products. Key activities include custom-compounding of 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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Revenue vs. exports
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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