Exports of the chemical industry - worldwide, EU, Germany 2004-2018

This statistic shows the exports of the chemical industry worldwide, of the EU-28, and of Germany in a comparison, from 2004 to 2018. In 2004, worldwide chemical exports had a total value of around 784.5 billion euros, while in 2018 this amount increased to nearly 1.8 trillion euros.

Comparison of global, EU and German chemical exports from 2004 to 2018 (in million euros)*

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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

2004 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Including the pharmaceutical industry.
Figures prior to 2014 were taken from previous VCI reports.
Figures from 2015 to 2017 have been restated in the 2019 edition of the report.
VCI stands for "Verband der Chemischen Industrie" (German Association of the Chemical Industry).

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