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Revenue of the leading chemical companies in Europe 2019

Revenue value of the leading chemical companies in Europe in 2019 (in billion U.S. dollars)*

by Ian Tiseo, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Revenue of the leading chemical companies in Europe 2019 The leading chemical company in Europe based on revenue is BASF, according to the Financial Times Equity list of the leading global companies in 2019. In that year the German based chemical company generated a revenue of approximately 68 billion U.S dollars. This was almost twice the revenue recorded by BASF’s nearest competitor LyondellBasell Industries. BASF operates globally, with operations in chemicals, plastics, performance products, functional and agricultural solutions, and oil and natural gas. In 2019 it was only behind America based industry giant DowDuPoint based on revenue.
European industry market shares in decline

  In terms of revenue, Europe’s market share of the global chemical industry remains only behind Asia. However, since 2009 the region’s shares have seen a gradual decline and fell to a low of 20.4 percent in 2015. There was a recovery in the following years however, and by 2017 it amounted to 21.4 percent. In comparison, Asia’s market share has been increasing annually and reached 58 percent in 2017.

German chemical industry the largest in Europe

  More than half of the leading chemical companies in Europe shown here were based in Germany. The German chemicals industry is by far the largest in Europe, generating a turnover of approximately 185 billion euros in 2016. The chemicals and pharmaceuticals sector is the third largest in Germany, behind automotive and machinery and equipment.
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Revenue value of the leading chemical companies in Europe in 2019 (in billion U.S. dollars)*

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