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Leading paint and coatings companies worldwide by revenue 2019

Based on revenue, the United States-based company Sherwin-Williams was the leading paints and coatings company worldwide in 2019, with a revenue of 17.95 billion U.S. dollars. Another U.S. company, PPG Industries, was second in this ranking, with 15.8 billion U.S. dollars of revenue that year. Overall, five of the ten leading global paint and coatings companies are based in the U.S.

Global paints and coatings industry

The global paints and coatings industry is large and growing. In 2018, the global market volume of paints and coatings was nearly 10 billion gallons. Paints and coatings have a wide variety of applications. From architectural paints and coatings, to coatings developed specifically for ships and spacecrafts - the industry is broad and dynamic.

The largest paint company in the world: Sherwin-Williams

As the world’s largest paints and coatings company, based on revenue, Sherwin-Williams is comprised of three segments: the Americas Group, Consumer Brands Group, and Performance Coatings Group. The Americas Group operates the Sherwin-Williams paint stores, which are located across the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.

Leading paints and coatings companies worldwide in 2019 by revenue

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