Dow number of employees 1999-2019

Dow had some 36,500 employees in 2019, following being spun off from its parent company DowDuPont. On September 1, 2017, Dow Chemical and DuPont successfully completed their merger of equals. From that date until April 1, 2019, the single company was known as DowDuPont. After that point in time, the conglomerate split into three entities: Dow, DuPont, and Corteva. Prior to splitting into these three separate companies, DowDuPont had 98,000 employees in total.

DowDuPont's company revenue before and after the split

After the merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont in 2017, a notable increase in company revenue was observable. DowDuPont generated revenues of nearly 86 billion U.S. dollars in 2018, while Dow Chemical’s revenue in 2016 was 36.3 billion U.S. dollars and DuPont’s 2016 revenue was six billion U.S. dollars. Following the separation of the conglomerate's companies in April 2019, Dow reported a 2019 revenue of 42.95 billion U.S. dollars and DuPont reported 21.5 billion U.S. dollars.

Segments of DowDuPont prior to the split

Of the nine segments that DowDuPont had prior to the companies splitting off, the most profitable segment was Packaging & Specialty Plastics, generating 24 billion U.S. dollars in 2018. In second place was the Industrial Intermediates and Infrastructure segment, with revenues of 15.1 billion U.S. dollars. Regionally, the United States was the most revenue-generating worldwide for the company in 2018, bringing in 29.74 billion U.S. dollars that year. Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India brought in 24.4 billion U.S. dollars, and the rest of the world generated 31.87 billion U.S. dollars.

Number of employees at Dow from 1999 to 2019

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

1999 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* The significant increase in employees in 2017 in 2018 was due to the merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont that was completed as of September 2017. Figures for 1999-2016 and for 2019 and onwards reflect only the employees of Dow.
This statistic was assembled using several editions of the report.

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