The Chemical Product Manufacturing industry produces a range of products, including photographic plates and film, antifreeze, gelatine, writing ink, cement additives, transmission fluids and composite diagnostic or laboratory reagents. Most of the industry's products are used as inputs in several downstream industries. However, like the industry itself, many of these downstream markets suffered as a result of the prolonged economic downturn.
Industry revenue growth has been relatively volatile over the past five years as it has been buffeted by sterling exchange rate movements and shifts in industrial production in the United Kingdom and abroad.
Companies in this industry manufacture a wide array of chemical products, including photographic chemicals and sensitive materials; gelatine; chemically modified oils and fats; chemicals for textile, leather and metal processing; cement additives; hydraulic transmission liquids and antifreeze; and writing and drawing inks.
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.