Revenue of the chemical industry worldwide and in the EU 2004-2018

This statistic shows the revenue of the chemical-pharmaceutical industry in the EU-countries and worldwide from 2004 to 2018. In 2018, the worldwide revenue of the chemical-pharmaceutical industry was around 4.6 trillion euros.

Revenue of the chemical-pharmaceutical industry worldwide and in the European Union 2004-2018 (in billion euros)*

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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

2004 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Total chemical industry, including pharmaceuticals.
The figures for 2015-2017 were restated in the 2019 edition of the report.
The source provides no information on whether changes in numbers from previous edtitions have been corrected.
This statistic was assembled using several editions of "Chemiewirtschaft in Zahlen".
VCI stands for "Verband der Chemischen Industrie" (German Association of the Chemical Industry).

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