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Revenue of the leading chemical companies in the United Kingdom (UK) 2020

Johnson Matthey was by far the largest chemical company in the UK in 2020, with a revenue of approximately 14.6 billion British pounds. The British specialty chemicals company can trace its origins back to 1817 and has since become a multinational corporation with a workforce of nearly 14,000 people. Of this, 4,000 are based in the UK. According to the source, Johnson Matthey ranked in the top twenty global chemical companies based on revenue in 2020.

European chemical industry country comparisons

Of the total chemical revenue in the EU, the UK accounted for a 6.7 percent share. This was only slightly less than the Netherlands and Italy. However, this was a far smaller share when compared to Germany, which contributed 28.6 percent of the total revenue of the European chemical industry in 2018.

Brexit concerns for the UK chemical industry

With the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, there have been claims that the chemicals industry could lose access to an export market worth nearly 20 billion British pounds. According to a 2018 survey, 80 percent of respondents reported that they were concerned about the impact of Brexit on the chemical industry.

Revenue of the leading chemical companies in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2020

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2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2020

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