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This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report. 

Research Programs/Design

Table Research Programs/Design for This Report
Research Design
Historical Data (2012-2016) Industry Trends Global Market Size (Volume and Value); Status and Outlook;
Competitive Landscape 
  • By Manufacturers;
  • Expansion;
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Volume and Value for Major Players

  • Market Share (%)
  • Growth Rate (%)
  • Present Situation Analysis;
Market Segment
  • By Types
  • By Applications
  • By Regions/ Geography
Volume and Value
  • Market Share (%); 
  • Growth Rate (%) 
  • Present Situation Analysis
Influencing Factors

Market Environment

  • Government Policy
  • Technological Changes

Market Drivers

  • Growing Demand of Downstream
  • Reduction in Cost
Market Risks Market Opportunities and Challenges
Market Forecast (2017-2022)

Market Size Forecast

  • Global Overall Size
  • By Type/Product Category
  • By Applications/End Users
  • By Regions/Geography

Key Data

  • Market Size (Volume and Value);
  • Market Share (%);
  • Growth Rate (%);
  • Growth Rate (%);

Market Size Estimation
Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to validate the market size market and estimate the market size for manufacturers, regions segments, product segments and applications (end users).

The market estimations in this report are based on the marketed sale price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). The percentage splits, market shares, and breakdowns of the product segments are derived on the basis of weightages assigned to each of the segments on the basis of their utilization rate and average sale price. The regional splits of the overall market and its sub-segments are based on the percentage adoption or utilization of the given product in the respective region or country.

Major players in the market are identified through secondary research and their market revenues determined through primary and secondary research. Secondary research included the research of the annual and financial reports of the top manufacturers; whereas, primary research included extensive interviews of key opinion leaders and industry experts such as experienced front-line staff, directors, CEOs and marketing executives. The percentage splits, market shares, growth rate and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through using secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub- segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or other factors are not accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Research and presented in this report.

The following figure shows an illustrative representation of the overall market size estimation process used for this study.

 
Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation, extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub segments listed in this report. Extensive qualitative and further quantitative analysis is also done from all the numbers arrived at in the complete market engineering process to list key information throughout the report.

Figure Data Triangulation
  Primary Source   Secondary Sources

Supply Side

 

Interviews With: 
  • Manufacturers 
  • Distributor
  • Opinion Leaders
  • Industry Experts
  • Front-line Staff
  • Directors
  • CEO
  • Marketing Executives
  • Technology and Innovation Directors
  • Executives from Related Industries and Organizations
Research Data Triangulation   
  • Annual Reports
  • Presentations
  • Press Releases
  • Journals 
  • Paid Databases 
  • Research Repository
Demand Side Interviews With:
  • Purchasing/Product
  • Managers
  • End Users/Buyers
  • Industry Experts
  • Opinion Leaders
  • Research Institutes
Secondary Primary Sources Sources

Trading Economic

  • Federal Reserve
  • Economic Data
  • Bloomberg Business
  • Hoovers
  • Factiva

Source

  • Key Manufacturers
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Market Share (%)
  • Growth Rate (%)
  • Market Analysis by Product Category
  • Market Analysis by Regions
  • Market Analysis by End Users/Applications
  • Market Forecast
  • Market Estimates
  • Risks,
  • Opportunities
  • Challenges

Data Source

Secondary Sources
Secondary Sources occupies Approximately 25% of Sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on; This research study involved the usage of widespread secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; BIS Statistics; ICIS; company house documents; CAS(American Chemical Society); investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies. Secondary research was used to identify and collect information useful for the extensive, technical, market- oriented, and commercial study of the market. It was also used to obtain important information about the top players, market classification and segmentation according to industry trends to the bottom-most level, and key developments related to market and technology perspectives.

Table Key Data Information from Secondary Sources
Parameters Key Data Sources
  Segmental Revenue
  • Journals, Websites, and Press Releases
  • Annual Reports and SEC Filings
  • Company Websites and Press Releases
  • Public and Paid Databases
  • Research Data Repository
 
 
 
  • Company Websites and Press Releases
  • Public and Paid Databases
  • Annual Reports
  • Industry Associations
  • Research Data Repository
Market Size Geographic Penetration
Product Adoption Rate For Different
End Users
  Product Pricing
  Product Financials
  Geographic Revenue Mix
 Market Position of
Top Players
Total Company Revenue
Business/Segmental Revenue Mix
Influence Factors
   Market Potential
  Market Risks and Opportunities
Market Position of
Top Players
Industry Trends
Geographical Features  
  Government Policies

Primary Sources
In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers etc.

The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.

Primary research was conducted to identify segmentation types, product price range, product applications, key players, raw materials supply and the downstream demand, industry status and outlook, and key market dynamics such as risks, influence factors, opportunities, market barriers, industry trends, and key player strategies.

Table Key Data Information from Primary Sources
Primary Sources                          Parameters                           Key Data
 
 
 
 
 
 
Market Segments 
 
 
 
 
 
Market Segments by Regions 
 
 
 
 
Global Market 
By
Product
Market Size by
Product Types,
Production, Revenue and
Market Share of Product Types
Types Status and Outlook Production, Revenue and
Growth Rate of Product Types
By
Applications
Market Data by
Applications/ End
Consumption of Product in
Major Applications
(End Users) Users, Status and Outlook Percentage and Growth Rate
Of Each Application
Market Data by Regions, Status and
Outlook
Production,     Growth     Rate
And Market Share by Regions
  Revenue, Growth Rate and
Market Share by Regions
  Consumption,   Growth  Rate
And Market Share by Regions
Global Overall Size, Present
Situation and Forecast
Global Market Size (Volume)
Status and Forecast (2012-2022)
  Global Market Size
Status and Forecast (2012-2022)

Qualitative Analysis Quantitative Analysis
Industry Status and Trends Market size (value, sales/output, historical
data and forecast (2012-2022)
Manufacturer/Company profiles, manufacturing base distribution, sales areas, product introduction, main
business, market position and their
competitors.
Sales/output/capacity, revenue, price, gross margin, market share, for top players, from 2012 to 2017. Through
interviewing each manufacturers,
distributors, traders, dealers and buyers etc.
Product Development, Technology, Price, Cost, Manufacturing Process and Trends Cost structure, proportion, price trend,
gross margin and trend, status and trend, 2012 to 2022
Market segment by regions, types,
applications and forecast
Market size by types, regions,
applications, from 2012 to 2022.
Market opportunities, potential, government policies and influence factors. Market forecast based on the potential demand from downstream clients/buyers, government, influence factors and the total economic indication, maybe occur in
following years.


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