The right mix: The industry will benefit from improved activity in nonresidential construction markets

The Chemical Product Manufacturing industry in Canada is highly fragmented and manufactures a range of products, including custom compounded resins; photographic chemicals and paper; printing toner; plastic resins; and miscellaneous chemicals such as automotive lubricants and oils. Industry performance is tied to downstream demand from key markets, particularly construction and manufacturing, although the price of oil can also affect input prices. Over the past five years, the industry has struggled in response to sluggish manufacturing growth, and poor performance in nonresidential construction markets that was linked to tanking oil and natural gas more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry performance is tied to downstream demand from key markets such as manufacturing
  • The United States is the largest destination for industry exports
  • Manufacturing is the largest market for industry goods
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Miscellaneous chemical products and preparationsMiscellaneous chemical products and preparations comprises the largest share of industry products. This segment includes a broad scope of assorted chemicals produced by industry manufacturers, including salts; matches; fire extinguisher chemicals; various automotive fluids such as brake and carburetor fluids; and many others. Demand for certain products within this segment can fluctuate; for instance, demand for discretionary products, such as swimming pools, is more volatile and can fluctuate given changes in disposable income. However, overall this segment experiences steady demand, as many of these chemicals are nondiscretionary. Fire extinguishers, for example, are required in most buildings. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Ability to alter mix of inputs in line with cost
  • Access to niche markets
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial capacity utilization and Per capita disposable income in the Chemical Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures a diverse range of chemical products. Key product groups 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.

    Industry Products
  • Photographic chemicals and materials
  • Custom compounding
  • Water treating compounds
  • Automotive chemicals
  • Other miscellaneous chemical products and preparations
  • Industry Activities
  • Custom compounding resins
  • Reformulating plastic resins from recycled plastics products
  • Manufacturing photographic chemicals
  • Manufacturing toners and toner cartridges
  • Manufacturing sensitized film, paper, cloth and sensitized plates
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial capacity utilization
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Demand from motor vehicle manufacturing
  • World price of crude oil
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index

  • Current Performance
  • Demand from key markets
  • Some product segments in decline
  • International trade
  • Profitability and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction growth
  • Growth from manufacturing
  • International trade
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction In Canada
  • Manufacturing In Canada
  • Office Stationery Wholesaling in Canada
  • Consumer Electronics Stores in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Paper Mills in Canada
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Other miscellaneous chemical products and preparations
  • Photographic chemicals and materials
  • Water treating compounds
  • Custom compounding
  • Automotive chemicals
  • Chart: Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Other manufacturing
  • Automotive manufacturing
  • Households
  • Construction
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent, utilities and depreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Chemical Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Industry capacity utilization (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Chemical products that are derived from petroleum as well as other fossil fuels.
  • Plasticizer
  • An additive that is mixed with plastics to increase the ability to mould and form them.
  • Resin
  • A class of synthetic products that have some of the physical properties of natural resins. They are mainly used in the manufacturing of plastics.
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