Australia's Titanium Dioxide and Other Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry has a varied history, with origins dating back to the 1860s when fertilisers, acids and chlor-alkali were first produced. In the 20th century, the industry enjoyed strong growth for several decades, protected by high tariff barriers and stimulated by technological innovations, which in turn encouraged rising demand for an ever expanding product range. However, since the mid-1970s, industry growth has slowed considerably as many companies ceased production in the face of falling tariffs and rising import penetration.
Companies in this industry produce a variety of basic inorganic chemicals. These tend to be intermediate products used as basic chemicals in industrial processes or manufacturing products, thus key customers include various manufacturers. Key identifiable products within the industry include titanium dioxide, sodium cyanide, industrial grade ammonia, caustic soda, sulphuric acid, 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.