Facts & figures

The chemical industry is important for the world economic and social development. It is a science and technology, knowledge-based industry that is essential to a sustainable world economy and improved health and nutrition. The chemical industry is one of the world's most international, competitive & successful industries, embracing a wide field of processing & manufacturing activities. It creates products that bring major societal benefits to quality of life, health, productivity, convenience and safety.

  • The ICCA is the worldwide voice of the chemical industry, an industry with a 2012 turnover of more than euros3,000 billion (including Observers & Responsible Care members).
  • More than 20 million people around the globe are employed directly or indirectly by the chemical industry.
  • ICCA members account for more than 90 percent of global chemical sales.