Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -3.1%

Operators in the Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing industry have undergone a series of recent structural changes. Several companies have ceased local production due to changing market conditions, and the industry is in the decline phase of its economic life cycle. Key industry products include organic acids, industrial alcohols, organic dyes and pigments, charcoal briquettes, wood tar and organic tanning extracts. A range of other chemical sectors use these products as raw material inputs to manufacture petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, personal-care products, food and beverages, coatings, plastics and explosives. Volatile chemical prices, rationalisation in the global chemical market and increasing competition from low-priced Asian imports have a...
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Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing industry is a key component of Australia's basic chemical sector, supplying essential intermediate inputs used to produce a range of final downstream products. Developments in downstream markets, particularly further moves to relocate Australian manufacturing operations offshore, are anticipated to adversely affect the industry's performance over the next five years. The rationalisation currently occurring in Australia's upstream refinery and petrochemical industries may also significantly affect the availability of raw material inputs for the industry. The industry's performance over the next five years will depend on external developments in domestic and international markets and continued high import penet...
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Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $1bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 186
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 1,095

Biggest companies in the Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing industry

The Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia industry has no companies with major market shares. Get the full report to find out why.

What is Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing industry?

Industry Definition

The industry produces various basic organic industrial chemicals that are mainly used as inputs in other chemical manufacturing processes. Key products include wood and gum chemicals, high-grade activated charcoal, and organic dyes and pigments. Other products include organic acids and industrial alcohols such as ethanol, methanol, ethylene glycol and ether.

Industry Products and Services

  • Organic acids
  • Other organic chemicals
  • Organic colouring agents and preparations
  • Hydrocarbons and derivatives
  • Other alcohols, phenols and fatty acids
  • Ethyl alcohol

Industry Activities

  • Organic acid manufacturing including acetic acid, citric acid and lactic acid
  • Wood and gum chemicals via extraction and distillation
  • Organic dye and pigment manufacturing
  • Other basic organic chemicals
  • Industrial alcohol manufacturing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

The industry produces various basic organic industrial chemicals that are mainly used as inputs in other chemical manufacturing processes. Key products include wood and gum chemicals, high-grade activated charcoal, and organic dyes and pigments. Other products include organic acids and industrial alcohols such as ethanol, methanol, ethylene glycol and ether.

Main Activities

  • Organic acid manufacturing including acetic acid, citric acid and lactic acid
  • Wood and gum chemicals via extraction and distillation
  • Organic dye and pigment manufacturing
  • Other basic organic chemicals
  • Industrial alcohol manufacturing

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Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Basic organic chemicals are key inputs in a variety of other chemical products. Consequently, activity in Australia's Basic Chemical and Chemical Product ...
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Demand from basic chemical and chemical product manufacturing
World price of crude oil
Demand from manufacturing
Trade-weighted index

Current Performance

Low profitability
Import domination
Ongoing rationalisation
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Regulation and the environment
 Table: Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing in Australia
Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia
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Cosmetics, Perfume and Toiletries Manufacturing in Australia



Key Selling Industries

Grain Growing in Australia
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Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Fuel Manufacturing in Australia
Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia


Products & Services

Historically, organic chemicals were derived from living organisms. The term now refers to chemicals derived from carbon, such as petroleum and natural ga...
Export markets
Other local manufacturers




Demand Determinants

The industry mainly produces intermediate products, with output used as raw materials to produce final downstream products. Demand therefore depends on a ...
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Major Markets

Export markets
Other local manufacturers





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Basic Organic 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 Organic Chemical Manufacturing industry has a low level of concentration, with the top four players accounting for less than 20% of revenue. Thi...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Industry Globalization

The Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia industry has no major companies. Get the full report to find out why.

Capital Intensity

The industry has a high level of capital intensity. In 2019-20, wages are estimated to account for 10.5% of revenue, while depreciation expenses account f...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Basic Organic 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 Organic 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

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Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
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  • Industry Market Size
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  • Industry Major Players
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  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
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  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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