U.S. chemical trade balance by business sector 2018

This statistic depicts the United States chemical trade balance in 2018, sorted by business sector. In that year, the pharmaceuticals sector had the worst trade balance. This sector generated a trade deficit of approximately 81.7 billion U.S. dollars.
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United States chemical industry trade balance in 2018, by business sector
(in million U.S. dollars)
Business sectorTrade balance in million U.S. dollars
Agricultural Chemicals-1,875
Basic Chemicals*29,672
Consumer products25
Pharmaceuticals-81,672
Specialties**3,221
Total58,552
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