Research and Markets: What The Global Chemicals Industry Is Planning In 2010-2011: Procurement, Investment & Industry Trends Outlook

DUBLIN, Nov 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of iCD Research's new report "What The Global Chemicals Industry Is Planning In 2010-2011: Procurement, Investment & Industry Trends Outlook" to their offering.

What The Global Chemicals Industry Is Planning in 2010-2011 analyzes how chemical companies products & services spend, procurement strategies & practices and business planning will be shaped in 2010 to 2011.

In an uncertain economic climate this report gives you access to the category-level spending outlooks, buyer budgets, supplier selection criteria, business challenges and investment opportunities of leading purchase decision makers. The report also identifies buyers and suppliers market growth, M&A and investment expectations. The research is based on an extensive survey of senior and C-level industry executives from our market leading panels.

Scope: Opinions and forward looking statements of 194 industry executives are captured in our in-depth survey, of which over 43% represent Directors, C-levels & Departmental Heads and a further 25% represent senior engineers Analysis on buyer spend, procurement and industry developments by chemicals manufacturers and processors, contractors and petrochemical companies and chemicals industry suppliers worldwide Key topics include buyer spend activity, procurement behaviors & strategies, threats & opportunities for the chemicals industry and how these have been affected by the economic uncertainty In the report buyers identify what suppliers need to do to maintain their business and the key actions being taken by industry players to overcome the leading business threats The research is based on primary survey research conducted by ICD Research accessing its B2B panels comprised of senior purchase decision makers and leading supplier organizations The geographical scope of the research is global drawing on the activity and expectations of leading industry players across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa & Middle East Reasons to buy: Drive revenues by understanding future product investment areas and growth regions by leading industry players Formulate effective sales & marketing strategies by identifying how buyer budgets are changing and where spend will be directed to in the future Better promote your business by aligning your capabilities and business practices with your customers changing needs during these times of market uncertainty Secure stronger customer relationships by understanding the leading business concerns and changing strategies of buyers in the chemicals industry Predict how the industry will grow, consolidate and where it will stagnate Uncover the business outlook, key challenges and opportunities identified by suppliers and buyers in the industry Key highlights: India, China, the Middle East and Saudi Arabia are predicted to be the fastest growing regions among developing countries. Increasing domestic consumption and huge opportunities for production in these regions are fueling growth The majority of chemical companies will be increasing procurement spend over the next 12 months. The average size of the global, annual procurement budgets among chemical producer companies is US$52.9m, compared to US$100.8m for petrochemical companies. 42% of chemical industry buyers agree that in order to maintain and win their business, suppliers will have to provide innovative products Key Topics Covered: Chapter 1: Executive Summary Chapter 2: Introduction Heading: Profile Of Survey Respondents Chapter 3: Industry Dynamics Heading: Revenue Growth Expectations In The Chemicals Industry Heading: Future Developments In Competitive Structure In The Industry Heading: Merger And Acquisition Activity Predictions Chapter 4: Chemicals Market Growth Outlook Heading: Regional Growth Forecasts In The Chemicals Industry By Country Heading: Market Growth Forecasts By Industry Sector Chapter 5: Threats And Opportunities For The Chemicals Industry Heading: Leading Business Concerns For The Period 2010-2011 Heading: Key Actions To Overcome Business Threats: Cost Management Heading: Key Actions To Overcome Business Threats: Driving Sales Heading: Key Supplier Actions To Maintain And Win Buyer Business Chapter 6: Chemicals Industry Buyer Spend Activity Heading: Annual Procurement Budgets: Chemicals Industry Heading: Procurement Cost Saving Targets In The Chemicals Industry Heading: Planned Change In Procurement Spend Heading: Planned Change In Procurement Spend By Product And Service Category Chapter 7: Procurement Behaviors And Strategies Heading: Critical Success Factors For Supplier Selection Heading: Expected Future Changes In Procurement Objectives Heading: Areas Of Future Value Creation In Procurement Strategy Heading: Mitigating Supplier Failure And Maintaining Business Continuity Heading: Planning Against Business Supply Contingencies Chapter 8: Appendix For more information visit SOURCE: Research and Markets CONTACT: Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager, U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907 Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716 Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- INDUSTRY KEYWORD: Manufacturing