Restructuring: High competition has shrunk revenue and prompted local plants to close

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 products that the industry manufactures include organic acids, industrial alcohols, organic dyes and pigments, charcoal briquettes, wood tar and organic tanning extracts. A range of other chemical industries use these products as raw material inputs to manufacture petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, personal-care products, food and beverages, coatings, plastics and more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Several companies have ceased local production due to changing market conditions
  • The industry has undergone extensive rationalisation over the past five years
  • Profit will remain weak due to intense competition and volatile raw material input costs
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Historically, organic chemicals were derived from living organisms. The term now refers to chemicals derived from carbon, such as petroleum and natural gas. The products manufactured by the industry are essentially intermediate inputs that are usually resold to manufacturers, either domestically or abroad. Some organic chemicals included in the industry are used to manufacture other organic chemicals. In addition, many of these organic chemicals are sold to other segments of the Australian chemical sector, and then used to manufacture other products, including pharmaceuticals, personal-care products, pesticides, coatings and explosives. The most important trend affecting the industry is firms ceasing to locally manufacture certain products. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing are:

  • Having contracts which are favourable to purchaser
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Level of competition existing in the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from basic chemical and chemical product manufacturing and World price of crude oil in the Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry?

    The industry produces various basic organic industrial chemicals that are mainly used as inputs in other chemical manufacturing processes. Key products include wood or 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
  • 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 including acetic acid, citric acid and lactic acid
  • Wood and gum chemicals via extraction and distillation
  • Organic dye and pigment
  • Other basic organic chemicals
  • Industrial alcohol
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from basic chemical and chemical product manufacturing
  • World price of crude oil
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • A shrinking industry
  • Low profitability
  • Import domination
  • Ongoing rationalisation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • A shrinking industry
  • Further rationalisation
  • Regulation and the environment
  • Table: Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing
  • Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing
  • Cosmetics, Perfume and Toiletries Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Grain Growing
  • Logging
  • Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Fuel Manufacturing
  • Sugar Cane Growing

  • Products & Services
  • Other organic chemicals
  • Organic acids
  • Ethyl alcohol
  • Organic colouring agents and preparations
  • Other alcohols, phenols and fatty acids
  • Hydrocarbons and derivatives
  • Chart: Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Downstream demand
  • Price and competition
  • Environment, regulation and technology

  • Major Markets
  • Chemical manufacturers
  • Export markets
  • Other local manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Captive Use
  • Products made by a manufacturer for its own use.
  • Ecommerce
  • Commerce that takes place over the internet.
  • Feedstock
  • A term used to describe raw materials, or production inputs (such as oil and gas) used in the manufacturing process.
  • International Organization For Standardization
  • An international-standard-setting body that determines industrial and commercial standards that are administered by accreditation bodies worldwide.
  • Mass Production
  • The production of large amounts of standardised products, usually made on assembly lines.
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