Positive reaction: Growth in input prices will stimulate demand from related manufacturing markets

Given the types of products manufactured, industry demand is closely linked to the overall performance of the manufacturing and construction sectors, and the wide range of end markets helps to moderate industry volatility. Industry performance has fluctuated over the past five years. While domestic manufacturing production has risen overall, some key markets such as paper have experienced declining demand. Further, a sharp drop in the price of inputs such as natural gas has put downward pressure on product prices. Consequently, IBISWorld forecasts industry revenue to decline. This includes forecast growth in 2018, in response to recovering gas prices and rising demand for exports over the year...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Forecast growth in input prices such as natural gas will stimulate demand from related manufacturing markets
  • Raw material costs for inorganic chemical manufacturers have been volatile
  • The industry relies on strong industrial activity for growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Industry establishments are largely concentrated in Ontario and Quebec. Ontario accounts for 31.9% of establishments and is the most densely concentrated region for this industry. Ontario is Canada’s most populous province and accounts for the largest share of domestic manufacturing activity. In addition to taking advantage of well-established manufacturing infrastructure, inorganic chemical producers also prefer to be located close to manufacturing hubs because many manufacturers purchase industry products. Moreover, the province’s location on the Great Lakes permits the region easy access to the industry’s largest trading partner, the United States. Ope...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Having contracts that are favourable to purchaser
  • Economies of scale
  • Access to the latest-available and most-efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from manufacturing and Industrial capacity utilization in the Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures a variety of basic inorganic chemicals, most of which are mineral based, as opposed to carbon-based organic chemicals. Inorganic chemicals are used as inputs in several manufacturing and industrial processes. Key identifiable industry segments include chloralkali and carbon black products. The industry does not manufacture industrial bleaches (IBISWorld report 32561CA) or chlorine preparations for swimming pools (IBISWorld report 32599CA).

    Industry Products
  • Chloralkalies
  • Other inorganic chemicals
  • Chemical catalysts
  • Inorganic acids
  • Carbon black
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing alkalies and chlorine
  • Manufacturing chemical catalysts
  • Manufacturing inorganic acids
  • Manufacturing carbon black
  • Manufacturing all other basic inorganic chemicals
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Industrial capacity utilization
  • World price of natural gas
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Costs and profit
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand
  • Improving international trade
  • Profit and regulatory burdens
  • Table: Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in Canada
  • Fertilizer Manufacturing in Canada
  • Paint Manufacturing in Canada
  • Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in Canada
  • Chemical Product Manufacturing in Canada
  • Glass Product Manufacturing in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission in Canada
  • Fertilizer Manufacturing in Canada
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Mineral & Phosphate Mining in Canada
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Other inorganic chemicals
  • Chemical catalysts
  • Chloralkalies
  • Inorganic acids
  • Carbon black
  • Chart: Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Other manufacturers
  • Chemical manufacturers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund,
  • Table: Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Inorganic Chemical 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 Inorganic Chemical 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)
  • Industrial capacity utilization (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Soluble salts obtained from the ashes of plants and consisting largely of potassium or sodium carbonate.
  • Carbon Black
  • Various colloidal black substances that consist wholly or principally of carbon that is usually obtained as soot and used especially in tires and as pigments.
  • Soda Ash
  • Commercial anhydrous sodium carbonate that is obtained as a greyish white powder or lumps.
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