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)