Wounded but not sunk

M

MEDIUM RISK for entreprises

  • Fragmentation

  • Internationalization

  • Capital Intensity

  • Profitability

  • Fragmentation

  • Internationalization

  • Capital Intensity

  • Profitability

  • Innovative sector with upmarket positioning in downstream segments
  • Very diversified end markets softening the impact of external shocks on firms’ revenues
  • Chemical specialties enjoying enough pricing power to withstand downward pressures on profit margins
  • Rising middle class across Asian countries boosting demand for high value-added chemical products like cosmetics
  • Dependence on its three main outlets (automotive, construction and electronics), which account for around 20% of global chemical sales
  • High capital intensity combined with high degree of WCR
  • Regulatory challenges on the rise
  • Agrochemical subsector hardly coming to grips with the ailing agricultural outlet
  • Upstream chemical outlook facing environmental concerns over plastic usage

Key players

Country Role Sector risk
China

#1 market by revenue

B

Medium risk

United States

#2 market by revenue

B

Medium risk

Germany

#3 market by revenue

B

Medium risk

Japan

#4 market by revenue

B

Medium risk

South Korea

#5 market by revenue

B

Medium risk

India

#6 market by revenue

B

Medium risk

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