Global Chemicals




As the US economic recovery remains fragile, some sectors are showing renewed strength – helping demand for chemicals to grow. On the supply side, the advent of cheap shale gas feedstock will drive huge growth in capacity over the coming years. Latin America’s chemicals sector is seeing modest growth – powered in part by the promise of Brazil’s chemicals sector.

Responding to industry issues

The chemical industry today faces a challenging environment and competitive landscape. KPMG's chemical specialists can help chemical companies understand and react to a number of industry wide issues, including portfolio management, complex regulatory environments, driving operational excellence, targeting emerging growth and adapting to innovation and global mega trends.


Driving Operational Excellence

Finding innovative ways to drive operational excellence across the organization enables chemical companies to continue to be successful in uncertain times.

Portfolio Management

M&A activity in the industry has been strong recently and many chemical companies continue to actively review their portfolios as part of wider business strategy reviews.


Emerging Market Growth

Chemical companies are increasingly seeing the advantage of expanding their footprint as well as a number of new chemical majors establishing themselves from within high growth markets.

Reaction Magazine

Reaction is a publication released three times per year and focuses on key issues impacting the chemical and performance technology industry.

Complex regulatory environment

Chemical companies are faced with an increasingly complex regulatory environment which show no signs of being applied on a homogenous global basis.



Innovation and Global Mega Trends

Chemical industry leaders of the future need to successfully innovate to develop products that react to the emerging global mega trends, such as population growth, water and food scarcity, sustainability, including energy use and climate change.

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