Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

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IBISWorld's analysts constantly monitor the industry impacts of current events in real-time – here is an update of how this industry is likely to be impacted as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic:

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With the industry heavily dependent on the international market, falling export earnings are likely to have a negative impact on revenue for the Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry.

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Global supply-chain disruptions are likely to influence the availability of imports to service domestic demand. On a global scale, concerns exist that total chemical production may fall as global operators temporarily idle production.

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Industry operators typically act as price takers in international markets. The combination of falling oil prices and the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic are pushing basic inorganic chemical prices downwards, adding to revenue pressures.

This report will be updated in due course to reflect the trends outlined above.

Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 1.4%

The Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry's performance has been highly volatile over the past five years. Subdued demand from the Manufacturing and Mining divisions, and volatility in export markets have weighed on the industry's performance over the period. Nonetheless, industry revenue is projected to grow by an annualised 3.9% over the five years through 2019-20, driven by overall growth in exports. This is despite an expected contraction of 1.4% in 2019-20, bringing industry revenue to an estimated $2.4 billion. Export earnings of $1.8 billion are forecast for the current year, reflecting the industry's strong international orientation. Industry products form a vital part of Australia's chemical sector, providing important intermediat...
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Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Revenue for the Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry is forecast to grow at a weak rate over the next five years, hampered by ongoing structural changes in Australia's wider chemical sector and subdued demand from its consumer base. Strong competition from imports is anticipated to continue over the period, adding to the industry's pressures. Industry revenue is projected to grow at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. Downstream demand Some mining processes use industry products to separate minerals from the original material. For example, sodium cyanide is used to extract gold from ore. Consequently, industry operators will likely benefit from a slight rise in demand from gold mining firms over the ne...
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Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry statistics

  • business Number of Businesses: 108
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 2,165

Biggest companies in the Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia industry include Tronox Limited, Wesfarmers Limited, Ixom Holdings Pty Limited and Orica Limited.

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What is Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry?

Industry Definition

Industry companies produce a variety of basic inorganic chemicals, which tend to be intermediate products used as basic chemicals in industrial processes or manufacturing products. Key industry products include inorganic dyes and pigments, sulphide, calcium chloride, acids, industrial salts, soda ash and chlor-alkali products.

Industry Products and Services

  • Inorganic or mineral colouring matter
  • Sodium cyanide
  • Ammonia products
  • Chlor-alkali products
  • Other inorganic chemicals
  • Inorganic acids
  • Aluminium hydroxide

Industry Activities

  • Inorganic acid production, including hydrochloric, hydrofluoric and sulphuric acids
  • Fluoride manufacturing
  • Hydrogen peroxide production
  • Nitrite manufacturing
  • Sodium, sodium bicarbonate and sodium hydroxide manufacturing
  • Industrial salt manufacturing
  • Inorganic dye or pigment manufacturing, including zinc oxide and titanium dioxide pigments
  • Chlor-alkali product manufacturing
  • Ammonium hydroxide manufacturing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry companies produce a variety of basic inorganic chemicals, which tend to be intermediate products used as basic chemicals in industrial processes or manufacturing products. Key industry products include inorganic dyes and pigments, sulphide, calcium chloride, acids, industrial salts, soda ash and chlor-alkali products.

Main Activities

  • Inorganic acid production, including hydrochloric, hydrofluoric and sulphuric acids
  • Fluoride manufacturing
  • Hydrogen peroxide production
  • Nitrite manufacturing
  • Sodium, sodium bicarbonate and sodium hydroxide manufacturing
  • Industrial salt manufacturing
  • Inorganic dye or pigment manufacturing, including zinc oxide and titanium dioxide pigments
  • Chlor-alkali product manufacturing
  • Ammonium hydroxide manufacturing

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Several of the industry's key product segments, including sodium cyanide and caustic soda, play a crucial role in mining extraction processes. Consequentl...
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Demand from mining
Demand from manufacturing
Demand from gold and other non-ferrous metal processing
Trade-weighted index

Current Performance

Volatile international markets
Production capacity
Environmental consequences
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Profit pressures
Changing operating environment
Environmental and regulatory developments
 Table: Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Gold Ore Mining in Australia
Explosives Manufacturing in Australia
Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in Australia
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing in Australia
Water Supply in Australia
Paint and Coatings Manufacturing in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Mineral Sand Mining in Australia
Fertiliser Manufacturing in Australia
Industrial Gas Manufacturing in Australia
Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing in Australia
Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia
Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in Australia

Products & Services

Basic inorganic chemicals are substances that originate from minerals. The industry produces a range of inorganic chemicals that are used as intermediate ...
Mining and metal processing firms
Manufacturing firms




Demand Determinants

Industry production mainly comprises intermediate chemical products, with output directed to other downstream industries for use as raw materials to produ...
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Major Markets

Mining and metal processing firms
Manufacturing firms





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Basic Inorganic Industrial Chemical Manufacturing industry is characterised by moderate market share concentration, with the largest four players expe...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Tronox is a foreign-owned vertically integrated mining and inorganic chemical manufacturer that operates in Australia through its facilities in Kwinana an...
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Tronox

 Table: Tronox - financial performance

Wesfarmers

 Table: Wesfarmers - financial performance

Ixom

 Table: Ixom - financial performance

Orica

 Table: Orica - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing industry exhibits a high level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital costs, an estimated $1.4...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

CHLOR-ALKALI

SODIUM CYANIDE

TITANIUM DIOXIDE PIGMENT

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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Profitability Analysis
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  • SWOT Analysis
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  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
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