Value of U.S. basic chemicals shipments by segment 2018

This statistic shows the value of all United States basic chemical shipments in 2018, broken down by segment. In that year, basic chemical shipments in the United States were worth some 340.8 billion U.S. dollars in total, with the plastic resins segment accounting for some 90.5 billion U.S. dollars of that amount.

Value of United States basic chemicals shipments in 2018, by segment

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Release date

August 2019


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* Includes balancing items and other basic chemicals.
According to the American Chemistry Council the chemical industry includes: pharmaceuticals, basic chemicals, specialty chemicals, agriculture chemicals, and consumer products. The term "shipments" is equivalent to "value of output".

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