Tag Archives: Chemical Industry

Chemicals 2035 – Gearing up for growth

The market for chemical products is expected to grow to some 5.6 trillion euros by 2035, more than doubling its current size. But even though growth prospects are good, the industry’s dynamism is set to wane: growing at an average annual pace of 4.1 percent now, the chemicals market will expand by just 3.6 percent …
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How 20 Years Have Transformed the Chemical Industry

Emerging markets may be where the revenue growth is, but Western chemical companies are starting to produce the best shareholder returns thanks to feedstock advantages in North America and significantly improved operating performance in Europe. This report by Boston Consulting Group analyzes what’s changed over the last 20 years. The report is available to download …
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2014 Global Chemical Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Outlook

Mergers and acquisitions activity in 2014 for the global chemical industry will likely increase due to downstream value-added opportunities, continued strength in specialty chemicals, and portfolio realignments in North America. This is according to this report by Deloitte which also projects M&A growth in 2014 as companies focus on key end markets including agrochemicals, bio-based/green chemicals, …
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Forética launches 27 initiatives under the Enterprise 2020 scheme in Spain

Forética, the National Partner Organisation of CSR Europe in Spain, launched on May 29th a record number of 27 collaborative initiatives under the Enterprise 2020 scheme in Spain. The initiatives were selected by the Forética Board out of 43 projects submitted and include projects involving over 200 businesses, NGOs, academia and other stakeholders and are based …
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“The Chemical Industry in Europe Towards Sustainability”

The Cefic sustainability report is a first step towards achieving the vision approved at the highest level of the European chemical industry. It has come about through the recognition that we have not only the capability but also the responsibility to address societal challenges of sustainability such as energy, water, raw materials or, more broadly, resource …
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A different world – Chemicals 2030

Although the chemicals market will continue to grow to about EUR 5 trillion, thus more than doubling, by 2030, several internal and external trends are negatively impacting profitability in the industry. Increasing competition from Asia, the importance of sustainability, the increasingly shorter lifecycles of chemical products and issues with sourcing raw materials will all play …
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Compass 2011. Global chemicals sector midyear outlook

This new report from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) indicates that the chemical industry is continuing to recover, with revenue growing at a compound annual growth rate of 7.9 percent over the near term.  Higher prices and improving global economic conditions, leading to increased demand in the end markets for chemical products, have contributed to …
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CEE in 2020 – Trends and perspectives for the next decade

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants presents this study, based on interviews with 320 managers from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The study highlights the strengths and weaknesses, growth opportunities and risks of the economies of CEE. CEE is forecast to remain a growth region, though with lower growth rates than before 2009. A reorientation in the …
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