Fine chemical industry is a general term for the production of fine chemical industry, referred to as "fine chemical industry". The so-called fine chemicals refer to those chemical products with specific application functions, intensive technology, strong commerciality and high added value of products.
According to the national economic classification standard, fine chemicals are divided into four sub-sectors: pesticide manufacturing, coating, ink, pigment and similar product manufacturing, special chemical product manufacturing and daily chemical product manufacturing.
In recent years, all countries in the world, especially the industrialized countries, have taken the development of fine chemical products as one of the key development strategies for the structural upgrading and adjustment of the traditional chemical industry. With the further development of social economy, people's demand for electronics, automobiles, machinery industry, new building materials, new energy and new environmental protection materials will further increase. Electronic and information chemicals, surface engineering chemicals, pharmaceutical chemicals, etc. With further development, the global fine chemicals market will maintain a rapid growth rate higher than that of the traditional chemical industry.
My country attaches great importance to the development of the fine chemical industry. At present, the fine chemical industry has become one of the important development directions of the chemical industry. In recent years, my country's fine chemical industry has achieved great development. According to the "Analysis Report on Market Prospects and Investment Strategic Planning of Fine Chemical Industry" issued by Qianzhan Industry Research Institute, there were 28,120 enterprises above designated size in types of chemical products raw material and chemical products manufacturing industry in my country at the end of 2009, and the main business income for that year was 3,176.016 billion yuan; By the end of 2016, there were 24,941 enterprises above designated size in the chemical raw material and chemical product manufacturing industry nationwide, and the main business income for that year was 8,770.710 billion yuan. The process of centralization and scale is relatively significant.
As part of the chemical raw material and chemical products manufacturing industry, the fine chemical industry is classified as special chemical industry manufacturing industry in my country's industry statistics. From 2005 to 2014, the main business income of my country's specialty chemicals manufacturing industry increased from 316.8 billion yuan to 1.94 trillion yuan, the business scale expanded by more than 6 times, and the growth rate was relatively fast, and the growth rate was higher than the overall average level of the chemical industry.