THE YEAR AHEAD FOR CHEMICALS

February 16, 2019

No one can be certain of the future, but in the dynamic world of the chemical industry it is important to keep a finger on the pulse of chemical markets and expert opinion. With this in mind, this article presents a snapshot of the business trends, chemical industry analytics, and a general outlook across the chemical industry from a wide variety of professional perspectives.A Positive or Negative Outlook? It is notable that the renowned industry consultants at McKinsey are making some less than favourable predictions. In particular the January 2018 report on Mergers and Acquisitions on the Chemical Industry observes that, “The chemical industry has experienced a slowdown of organic sales growth in most of its subsegments and across most regions. Pressure on margins caused by new entrants, lack of innovation, and diminishing opportunities to differentiate against competitors is spurring consolidation in segments that traditionally have been high in value creation, such as crop protection and seeds.”

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