Basic Chemical Manufacturing – 2024 U.S. Market Research Report

Publish Date: March 2024

This 63-page market research report provides a comprehensive analysis on the $276 billion basic chemical manufacturing industry in the United States. This report covers more than 100 statistical data sets with historical trend data from 2015 to 2023, and 2024 and 2028 forecasts. The source of the data is from annual comprehensive surveys from a majority companies in the basic chemical manufacturing industry.

This report has the in-depth industry insights you are looking for as it covers market size & growth, 26 expense categories, dozens of financial metrics, forecasts on 100+ data sets, inventory statistics, composition of balance sheets, numerous industry segmentations, industry concentration analysis, production material costs, profitability metrics, state metrics analysis, plant utilization, organizational breakdown, 4 years of inflation analysis, wage analysis, employee productivity benchmarks, and numerous other data sets.

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The 2024 U.S. Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Market Research Report is 63 pages of deep insights into the trends, dynamics, and forecasts shaping the industry. This market research report is utilized by professionals to gain a deep understanding of the industry for business planning, business forecasting, streamlining expenses, understanding industry dynamics, identifying growth opportunities, financial benchmarking, plant performance benchmarking, understanding the market, valuations, organizational benchmarking, sales & marketing analysis, improving productivity, operational benchmarking, profitability analysis, and a ton more.

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Industry Description


This industry group includes companies primarily engaged in manufacturing chemicals using basic processes, such as thermal cracking and distillation. Chemicals manufactured in this industry group are usually separate chemical elements or separate chemically-defined compounds. 

NAICS Code: 3251

Number of Companies: 1,266

Number of Plants / Facilities: 2,509

Total Employees: 157,245

Market Size: $276 billion

Product Lines Covered


Other basic organic chemical manufacturing
Petrochemical manufacturing
Synthetic dye and pigment manufacturing
Industrial gas manufacturing

Table of Contents


Explore the below table of contents of the Basic Chemical Manufacturing Market Research Report to understand the comprehensive insights in the report and why thousands of professionals and executives count on Kentley Insights for their industry research.


1-2 – Report Overview & Table of Contents

3 – Industry Overview
– Methodology
– Industry Definition & Examples

4 – Industry Snapshot – Revenue & Growth

5 – Industry Snapshot – Costs & Profitability

SECTION ONE
REVENUE & GROWTH BENCHMARKS

7 – Industry Growth Details
– Industry Revenues
– Companies
– Facilities
– 2015-2023 Historical Figures
– Forecasts for 2024 and the Next 5 Years

8 – Growth Benchmarks
– Revenues per Company
– Revenues per Facility
– Facilities per Company
– 2015-2023 Historical Figures
– Forecasts for 2024 and the Next 5 Years

9 – Breakdown of Product Lines
– Percentage of Revenue from Product Lines

10 – BCG Matrix – Net Income vs. Revenue Growth
– Manufacturing Subsectors vs. Industry

11 – Total Industry Revenue by Month & Year
– Revenue per Month for 2019-2023

12 – Inventory Value by Month & Year
– Inventory Value per Month for 2019-2023

13 – Months of Inventory
– Months of Inventory per Month for 2019-2023

14 – Industry Revenue by Segments
– Concentration Segments – Top 4, 5-8, 9-20, & 21-50 companies
– Business Size Segments – 1-4, 5-9, 10-20, 21-50, 51-100, 101-250, & 250+ employees
– Business Structure Segments – C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Partnerships, & Sole Proprietorships

15 – Industry Market Size by State
– Industry Revenue by State and Rankings

16 – Revenue as a % of State GDP
– Sales as a Percentage and State Rankings

17 – Industry Revenue as a % of State Manufacturing
– Sales as a % of Income and State Rankings

18 – Industry Segmentation by Business Size
– Sales as a % of Income and State Rankings

19 – Industry Segmentation by Business Size
– Business Size Segments – 1-4, 5-9, 10-20, 21-50, 51-100, 101-250, & 250+ employees
– Companies, Facilities, Sales, Employees & Payroll

20 – Industry Segmentation by Concentration (Top 50 Companies)
– Concentration Segments – Top 4, 5-8, 9-20, & 21-50 companies
– Companies, Facilities, Sales, Employees & Payroll

21 – Industry Market Share of Top 50 Companies
– Market Share & Total Revenue for 2017 versus 2022

22 – Subsector Market Share of Top 50 Companies
– Market Share & Total Revenue for 2017 versus 2022

23 – Industry Segmentation by Business Structure
– Business Structure Segments – C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Partnerships, & Sole Proprietorships
– Companies, Facilities, Sales, Employees & Payroll

24 – Sales per Company by State
– Sales per Company and State Rankings

25 – Sales per Company by Segments
– Concentration, Business Size, & Business Structure

26 – Sales per Facility by State
– Sales per Facility & State Ranking

27 – Sales per Facility by Segment
– Concentration, Business Size, & Business Structure

28 – Manufacturing Subsector Growth
– Sales and 5-Year CAGR

29 – Manufacturing Subsector Statistics
– Sales per Company & Facility, and 5-Year CAGR

30 – Consolidation Analysis
– 5-year CAGR of Companies & Locations

31 – Employment Consolidation Analysis
– 5-year CAGR of Employee Statistics

32 – Manufacturing Subsector Consolidation Analysis
– Number of Companies
– Number of Facilities
– 5-Year CAGR

33 – Manufacturing Subsector Consolidation Analysis
– Facilities per Company
– Employees per Company
– 5-Year CAGR

SECTION TWO
COST, CAPITAL & PROFIT BENCHMARKS

35 – Profitability & Financial Ratio Analysis
– Percent of Companies that are Profitable
– Average Net Income as a Percent of Revenue
– Financial Ratios – 10 ratios, Total Asset Turnover, Fixed Asset Turnover, Fixed Assets to Total Assets Ratio, Total Assets to Total Liabilities Ratio, Return on Sales, Return on Total Assets, Return on Net Worth, Total Liabilities to Net Worth Ratio, Fixed Assets to Net Worth Ratio, Solvency Ratio

Page 36 – Balance Sheet Metrics
– Assets and Liabilities indexed to industry revenue at 100
– Current & Non-Current Assets: Cash, Notes & Accounts Receivable, Allowance for Bad Debts, Inventories, Treasuries & Securities, Other Current Assets, Loans to Shareholders / Mortgage, Other Investments, Depreciable Assets, Accumulated Depreciation, Land, Intangible Assets (Amortizable), Accumulated Amortization, Other Assets
– Short-term, Long-term Liabilities, & Net Worth: Accounts Payable, Mortgages, Notes, Bonds due in less than 1 Yr., Other Current Liabilities, Loans from Shareholders, Mortgages, Notes, Bonds > 1 Yr., Other Liabilities, Capital Stock, Additional Paid-in Capital, Retained Earnings, Cost of Treasury Stock

37 – Operating Expenses
– Industry Operating Expenses
– Industry Revenue vs. Operating Expense Growth
– Operating Expense as a Percent of Revenue
– 2015-2023 Historical Figures
– Forecasts for 2024 and the Next 5 Years

38 – Operating Expenses by Company & Facility
– Operating Expenses per Company
– Operating Expenses per Facility
– Revenue vs. Expenses Growth per Facility
– 2015-2023 Historical Figures
– Forecasts for 2024 and the Next 5 Years

Page 39 – Operating Expense Detail
– Employee Expenses: Annual Payroll, Health insurance, Defined benefit pension plans, Defined contribution plans, Other fringe benefits, Temporary staff
– Cost of Materials: Cost of materials, parts, containers, packaging, etc., Cost of resale, Cost of electricity and fuels, Cost of contract work
– Buildings and Equipment: Capex for machinery and equipment, Rental or lease for machinery and equipment, Capex for buildings and structures, Rental or lease for buildings and structures, Repair and maintenance of buildings and machinery
– Other Operating Expenses: Professional and technical services, IT software and hardware, Data processing and communications, Advertising, Refuse removal, Taxes and license fees, All other operating expenses
-Inventory Breakdown: Inventory (as a % of total receipts), Finished goods inventory, Work-in-progress inventory, Materials and supplies inventory

40 – Production Material Costs
– Top Production Material Costs Breakdown
– % of Total Production Material Cost

41 – Producer Pricing Index
– Annual PPI – Indexed to 2006
– 2015-2023 Historical Figures
– Forecasts for 2024 and the Next 5 Years
– Monthly PPI Figures for the Past 4 Years

42 – Plant Utilization & Hours
– Plant Utilization Rate
– Plant Operational Hours per Week
– 2019-2022 Historical Figures by Quarter

43 – Reasons for Non-Full Production
– 7 Categories Quarterly Survey Results for Past 2 Years

44 – Productivity & Industry Employment
– Revenue per Employee
– Total Industry Employees
– Employees per Company
– 2015-2023 Historical Figures
– Forecasts for 2024 and the Next 5 Years

45 – Employee Productivity by Segments
– Concentration, Business Size, & Business Structure

46 – Employee Productivity by State
– Revenue per Employee and State Rankings

47 – Manufacturing Subsector Sales & Payroll per Employee
– Absolute & 5-year CAGR

48 – Industry Payroll
– Payroll per Employee
– Payroll per Company
– Payroll per Facility
– 2015-2023 Historical Figures
– Forecasts for 2024 and the Next 5 Years

49 – Payroll per Company by Segments
– Concentration, Business Size, & Business Structure

50 – Payroll per Facility by Segments
– Concentration, Business Size, & Business Structure

51 – Payroll per Employee by Segments
– Concentration, Business Size, & Business Structure

52 – Payroll per Employee by State
– Payroll per Employee and State Rankings

53 – Workforce Composition
– % of Employees for 27 Job Categories
– Management & Finance
– Sales & Marketing
– Technology, Engineering, Science
– Service, Support & Training
– Operations

54 – Job Categorization Pay Ranges
– Management & Finance
– Sales, Service & Marketing
– Operations
– Pay Bands – Bottom 10% & 25%, Mean, Top 25% & 10%

55 – Top 20 Jobs Breakdown
– Percent of Total Employees

56 – Top 20 Jobs Pay
– Pay Bands – Bottom 10% & 25%, Mean, Top 25% & 10%

57 – Employees per Company by Segments
– Concentration, Business Size, & Business Structure

58 – Employees per Facility by Segments
– Concentration, Business Size, & Business Structure

59 – Facilities per Company by Segments
– Concentration, Business Size, & Business Structure

60 – Total Employment by State
– Number of Employees and State Rankings

61 – Population to Every Employee by State
– Number of Residents to Industry Employee
– State Rankings

62 – Employees per Facility by State
– Average Number of Employees per Facility
– State Rankings

63 – Overview of Kentley Insights


Data Sources & Forecast Methodology


The data source for the report is extensive annual expense, revenue, wage, operational, and economic surveys administered by federal and private institutions and filled out by a majority of companies in the basic chemical manufacturing industry. The forecasts in the report are modeled by our research analysts using the latest economic forecasts, industry analysis, and historical trends.

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Report: Basic Chemical Manufacturing Industry Market Research Report

Number of Pages: 63

Format: PDF

Price: $295

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Industry Jobs Analyzed


Other Production Occupations
Plant and System Operators
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Engineers
Supervisors of Production Workers
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians
Material Moving Workers
Physical Scientists
Business Operations Specialists
Motor Vehicle Operators
Operations Specialties Managers
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers
Top Executives
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
Other Management Occupations
Supervisors of Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
Information and Record Clerks
Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians
Computer Occupations

Material Cost Categories


Cost of all other materials and components, parts, containers, and supplies consumed
Agricultural products (crude), including flowers, grains, seeds, herbs, etc.
All basic organic and inorganic chemicals, excluding petrochemicals
Materials, ingredients, containers, and supplies, nsk
Ethane used as a raw material or feedstock
Natural gas and natural gas liquids
Propylene used as a raw material or feedstock
Propane used as a raw material or feedstock
Fats and oils, all types
Benzol (benzene) (100 percent C6H6)
Ethylene used as a raw material or feedstock
Metallic ores, concentrates, and residues
Butane and isobutane used as a raw material or feedstock
Refined petroleum products, including coke, solvents, oils, and waxes
Toluene and xylene (100 percent basis)
Salt in brine
Nonmetallic minerals, including stone, sand, refractory minerals, and chemical materials, excluding fertilizer materials
Paper and paperboard products
Metal containers, cans, lids, ends, and parts

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