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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Basic Chemical Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Basic Chemical Manufacturing: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Basic Chemical Manufacturing companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Basic Chemical Manufacturing company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Basic Chemical Manufacturing industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Basic Chemical Manufacturing measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 7%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 8%
Engineers 7%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 8%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8%
Production Occupations 42%
Plant and System Operators 12%
Miscellaneous Plant and System Operators 12%
Chemical Plant and System Operators 10%
Other Production Occupations 23%
Chemical Processing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 14%
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 13%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Innovation News

  • Lonza trademarks "UNIFP" - chemical preparations for sanitary use; disinfectants and antiseptics; antiseptic washing preparations; sanitary wipes; wipes infused with chemical lotions; dispersible wet wipes; impregnated antiseptic wipes; impregnated medicated wipes; disposable sanitizing wipes; sanitizing wipes; moist wipes impregnated with a pharmaceutical lotion; cleaning cloths impregnated with disinfectant for hygiene purposes - 03/03/2018
  • Dow Chemical trademarks "AERIFY" - Fuel filters for diesel fuels - 03/02/2018
  • Olin trademarks "" - boat motors, electric generators - 03/02/2018
  • Basf patents Copper Cha Zeolite Catalysts - 03/01/2018
  • Eastman Chemical patents Fibers With Chemical Markers Used For Coding - 03/01/2018
  • Arkema patents Pvdf Powder For Liquid Slurries - 03/01/2018
  • Magnegas raises $2 million in funding. - 06/21/2017
  • CMS Technology raises $15 million in funding. - 10/05/2016
  • Sirrus raises $9 million in funding. - 06/21/2016

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Dow Chemical1147
    Eastman Chemical933
    Chevron Phillips Chemical535
    Syngenta Crop Protection430

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

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    • Record growth of European basic materials output - The broad basic materials sector – comprising chemicals, metals & mining and forestry & paper products – recorded the fastest expansion in production since the series began in January 1998. Four detailed manufacturing sectors posted record growth rates ... (01/10/2018)
    • Life-saving medicines grow from fundamental chemistry, win Gates Foundation backing - So, there’s a lot of sociology that goes into it,” said Prud’homme, a professor of chemical and biological engineering ... After the Gates Foundation selected WuXi as the manufacturing site, in an unexpected twist, Prud’homme learned that ... (01/08/2018)
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    • Eastman Chemical (EMN) to Hike Prices of Resin Intermediates - According to the company, all areas of the manufacturing facility have ... Quote Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider Eastman Chemical carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some better-ranked stocks in the basic materials space are Kronos Worldwide Inc. KRO, Koppers ... (01/03/2018)
    • Pharmaceutical Fine Chemicals Market (2017-2025) - Product Estimates & Trend Analysis - These pure chemicals are mixed with basic chemicals to convert into complex chemicals ... The raw material utilized for the manufacturing of pharmaceutical fine chemicals are governed by FDA U.S. The organization has set various quality standards for ... (12/27/2017)
    • Research and Markets: Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry in China 2012-2016: with Air Liquide Shanghai Co. Ltd, Xuzhou Guohua Industry and Trade Co. Ltd. and Yunnan Malong ... - has announced the addition of the "Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry in China 2012-2016" report to their offering. The analysts forecast the Basic Chemical Manufacturing industry in China to grow at a CAGR of 14.7 percent over the period 2012-2016. (03/25/2014)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $179,844,217 on Basic Chemical Manufacturing. It has awarded 5,148 contracts to 554 companies, with an average value of $324,629 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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