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Chemicals Global Market Analytics Report 2016

  • April 2016
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  • TBRC Business Research
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  • 65 pages

The chemicals industry is one of the largest manufacturing industries in the world. It manufactures a variety of chemicals products by processing raw materials such as air, water, natural gas, oil, metals and minerals. While many of the products from the industry, such as detergents, soaps and perfumes, are purchased directly by the consumer, 70% of chemicals manufactured are used by other industries, including other branches of the chemicals industry itself, to make products.


The total value of the chemicals industry globally in 2015 was $XX billion. Related to a world population of more than X billion in 2015 this equates to about $XX per person per annum. Given that world domestic product was approximately $XX trillion in 2015, the market makes up about XX% of the global economy. The chemicals industry is one of the largest manufacturing industries and is about XX% of the global manufacturing industry market.

Asia was the largest geographic market in the chemicals sector in 2015, worth XX% of the global market. China and India are the fast-growing chemicals markets in this region. China accounts for more than half of Asia's chemicals sales. Other than China and India, Japan and Singapore are the important markets in Asia. XX% of global chemicals sales in 2030 will be in Asia, according to current growth patterns. The growth of the Asian economies, the lower cost of labor and the concentration of manufacturing industries in these countries are the key reasons for their dominance in the global market. The Americas are the second largest geographic market in 2015 with XX% of the market. North America is the most important region in the Americas. The chemicals industry is one of the USA’s largest manufacturing industries. It is also one of the top exporting sectors of US manufacturing, accounting for XX% of global chemicals shipments

Global per capita chemicals consumption grew from $XX in 2011 to $XX in 2015 at a CAGR of XX% and is expected to grow to $XX in 2019 at a CAGR of XX%. Increasing per capita spend on chemicals reflects higher per person consumption generally, especially in the emerging economies.



The global chemicals industry is going through a period of significant change, with worldwide competition rising rapidly during the last decade. Total chemicals sales in Asia are now almost double those of Europe. The sluggish growth of the European chemicals market in the recent period is mainly because of slow economic growth in general, the rising costs of raw materials and increasing EU regulations, particularly in the areas of environmental protection.

Table Of Contents

Chemicals Global Market Analytics Report 2016
Introduction 6
Chemicals Market Characteristics 7
Chemicals Market Historic Growth 9
Drivers of the Market 9
Restraints on the Market 10
Chemicals Market Forecast Growth 11
Drivers of the Market 11
Restraints on the Market 12
Chemicals Market Comparison With Other Markets 13
Chemicals Market Geography Split 15
Chemicals Market Country Split 18
Chemicals Market, 2011-19, Historic and Forecast, By Country 20
Chemicals Market Segmentation 21
Chemicals Competitive Landscape 24
Key Mergers And Acquisitions In The Chemicals Market 27
Number Of Mergers And Acquisitions In The Chemicals Industry 28
Value Of Mergers And Acquisitions In Chemicals Industry, Global, 2009-2014 29
Chemicals Industry Comparison With Macro Economic Factors 30
Chemicals Market Size, Percentage Of GDP, Global 30
Chemicals Market Size, Percentage Of GDP, By Country 31
Per Capita Consumption Of Chemicals, Global 32
Per Capita Consumption Of Chemicals, By Country 33
Employment In The Chemicals Industry 35
Average Revenues Per Employee In The Chemicals Industry 36
Enterprises In The Chemicals Industry 38
Average Revenue Per Enterprise 39
Energy Consumption In The Chemicals Industry 41
Natural Gas Consumption In The Chemicals Industry 43
Electricity Consumption In The Chemicals Industry 44
Petroleum Products Consumption In The Chemicals Industry 45
Chemicals Industry Expenditure 46
Chemicals Industry Capital Expenditure 46
Chemicals Industry RandD Spend 48
Capital Spending, Percentage Of Revenues In The Chemicals Industry, By Country 49
RandD Spending, Percentage Of Revenues In The Chemicals Industry, By Country 50
Chemicals Industry International Trade And Production 51
Chemicals Production, By Country, 2011, 2015 And 2019, $ billion 51
Chemicals Industry International Trade 53
Chemicals Imports 53
Chemicals Imports, Percentage Of Market Value, By Country 55
Chemicals Exports 56
Chemicals Exports, Percentage of Production, By Country 58
Chemicals Market Trends and Strategies 59
Appendix 60
Abbreviations 60
NAICS Definitions Of Industry Covered In This Report 60
Currencies 62
Research Inquiries 62
The Business Research Company 62


Companies Mentioned
BASF, Dow Chemical Company, Sinopec, SABIC, ExxonMobil, Formosa Plastics, LyondellBasell Industries, DuPont, Ineos, Bayer.

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