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.

  • In 2010 the world chemicals industry realised an estimated turnover value of about € 2353 (US$ 3120) billion
  • About 20 million people around the globe have a job connected to the chemical industry (directly and indirectly)