2020 leading U.S. chemical companies based on revenue

In 2020, Dow was ranked as the leading chemical company in the United States based on revenue. The ranking of the leading U.S. chemical companies based on revenue includes LyondellBasell Industries, Linde, and Ecolab following Dow to make up the four leading companies in this list.

Chemical companies worldwide

Several of the leading U.S. chemical companies also had spots among the 2020 top global chemical companies ranking based on revenue. Dow was not only the leading chemical company based on revenue in the U.S., it was the second leading chemical company worldwide based on this metric. Other chemical companies that made up the top four worldwide included German company BASF (in first place), LyondellBasell Industries, and Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings.

Dow and DuPont

The U.S. enterprise, known as DowDuPont until the company was spun-off in June 2019, was formed by the merger between Dow Chemical and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company that was completed in September 2017. As a result of the merger, the company’s employee count almost doubled between 2016 and 2017. The multinational corporation was active in about 90 countries worldwide but generated about a third of its total revenue in the United States.

2020 ranking of leading United States chemical companies based on revenue (in billion U.S. dollars)*

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Release date

June 2020


United States

Survey time period

2019 and 2020

Supplementary notes

* Including chemical companies based in the United States. Excluding consumer goods companies and companies that are not mainly chemical companies.
Revenues are global totals. Ranking compiled in 2020 based on latest available revenue.

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