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Petrochemical Manufacturing Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Petrochemical Manufacturing

Overview: the U.S. Petrochemical 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 Petrochemical 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.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
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

Petrochemical 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 Petrochemical 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.

example price index trendline

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 Petrochemical 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 Petrochemical 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 Petrochemical 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

Petrochemical Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

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

Latest Industry News

  • Merger Helps This Chemical Maker Discover The Right Formula - In another move targeting the fast-growing Asian market, Kraton formed a joint venture with Taiwan's Formosa Petrochemical. Kraton and Formosa opened a new manufacturing plant in May 2017 for products made from what's known as a hydrogenated styrenic block ... (01/12/2018)
  • Effort discussed to potentially make area a center for petrochemical industry - Hosted by the Northwest Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Hub, a nonprofit agency, the meeting was to ensure the region's leadership understands what opportunities will come available within the petrochemical industry now and in the future. Shell Chemical said it ... (01/12/2018)
  • Is the outlook for China’s petrochemicals market hanging in the balance? - The concentration of manufacturing in China and its export focus are key growth drivers for basic petrochemicals such as ethylene, propylene, paraxylene and benzene, as well as derivatives of these major product groups. The term of China demand growth ... (01/11/2018)
  • Shell developing 20MW solar plant at Netherlands petrochemicals site - Shell is developing a 20MW solar plant at Moerdijk in the Netherlands where it runs one of Europe's largest petrochemicals manufacturing sites. The project, set to include more than 50,000 solar panels, is being developed by Shell New Energies Business. (01/10/2018)
  • 3 Top Green Stocks to Consider Buying Now - Braskem will do just fine -- most of its business resides in petrochemical manufacturing. Besides, the $10 billion company is consistently profitable, growing revenue at a healthy clip for the foreseeable future from new production plant start-ups ... (01/09/2018)
  • Saudi Plastic & Petrochemicals show highlights challenges facing the sector - With the drive toward economic diversification, the chemical and petrochemical sector in Saudi Arabia is accelerating the achievement of the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030. The vision, which has made manufacturing the core of its industrial objectives ... (01/08/2018)
  • Major Manufacturing Infrastructure Project In Appalachia Just Cleared First Critical Hurdle - The American Chemistry Council estimates that an Appalachian Storage Hub could generate over 100,000 jobs and $36 billion in capital investment from the petrochemical industry ... The state manufacturing associations in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Ohio ... (01/05/2018)
  • Petrochemicals in review - Petrochemicals are the key building blocks for the manufacture ... On the other hand it also increased ethylene prices which are the core ingredient for the manufacturing of PVC. Since the downstream demand of PVC has been strong, overall local PVC ... (01/04/2018)
  • Samsung Engineering bags USD 700 million petrochemical plant contract from SABIC - announced it has bagged a USD 700 million contract from Saudi manufacturing company SABIC for setting up an Ethylene Oxide-Ethylene Glycol (EO/EG) plant in Saudi Arabia. The contract has been placed by SABIC affiliate company Jubail United Petrochemical ... (01/02/2018)
  • SABIC to build 700,000 metric tons petrochemical plant - RIYADH — SABIC has announced the award of an Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract to Samsung Engineering for constructing an Ethylene Glycol plant at its manufacturing affiliate, Jubail United Petrochemical Company (United). (12/29/2017)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $505,269 on Petrochemical Manufacturing. It has awarded 89 contracts to 18 companies, with an average value of $28,070 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Isobutane made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Olefins made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Cyclic aromatic hydrocarbons made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Styrene made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Dodecene made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Isobutene made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Pentenes made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Butylene made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Heptenes made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Acyclic hydrocarbons (e.g., butene, ethylene, propene) (except acetylene) made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Ethylbenzene made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Ethane made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Ethylene made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Paraffins made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Butadiene made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Xylene made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Toluene made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Butane made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Heptanes made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Propylene made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Pentanes made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Cumene made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Benzene made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Aliphatic (e.g., hydrocarbons) (except acetylene) made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Isoprene made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, Nonene made from refined petroleum or liquid hydrocarbons, etc.

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