Australia's Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry dates back to the 1860s when various acids and chlor-alkali products were first produced. Today, the industry forms a vital part of the nation's overall chemical sector, providing important intermediate chemical products used as basic chemicals in various industrial processes and manufactured products. However, greater volumes of inorganic chemicals are being supplied by imports, while the Manufacturing division continues to shrink.
Companies in the industry produce a variety of basic inorganic chemicals. As these tend to be intermediate products used as basic chemicals in industrial processes or manufacturing products, key customers include various downstream manufacturers. Mining companies also use some industry products. Key identifiable products within the industry include inorganic dyes and pigments, sulphide, calcium chloride, acids, industrial salts, soda ash and chlor-alkali products.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.