Chemical industry in the United States

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Statista dossier about the U.S. chemical industry

This dossier presents key facts and figures about the U.S. chemical industry. The chemical industry is one of the world's largest industries with global shipments worth approximately five trillion U.S. dollars. The United States still is the world's largest national producer of chemical products.

Table of contents

  • 1. Output
    • Value of global chemical shipments by region 2016

    • Value of U.S. chemical shipments 2001-2016

    • U.S. chemical industry revenue 2002-2016

    • U.S. chemical industry: return on revenues 2002-2015

    • Value added by chemical manufacturing U.S. 1998-2016

    • Gross operating surplus of U.S. chemical manufacturing 1998-2016

    • U.S. chemical industry production index 2001-2016

    • Pharmaceutical industry - number of new substances 1992-2016

  • 2. Leading companies
    • 2017 list of top U.S. chemical companies based on revenue

    • Dow Chemical's revenue 2005-2016

    • LyondellBasell's revenue 2008-2016

    • DuPont's revenue 2008-2016

    • PPG Industries' revenue 2009-2017

  • 3. Trade
    • Value of U.S. chemical exports 2001-2016

    • U.S. chemical exports by world region 2015

    • U.S. chemical exports by business sector 2016

    • Value of U.S. chemical exports by state 2016

    • Major countries for U.S. chemical exports 2016

    • U.S. chemical imports value 2001-2016

    • U.S. chemical imports by business sector 2016

    • U.S. chemical trade balance by business sector 2015

  • 4. Employment and labor
    • U.S. employment in chemical manufacturing 1998-2017

    • U.S. chemical industry employment excluding the pharma sector 2001-2016

    • Average hourly wage of a chemical production worker in the U.S. 2001-2016

    • Average workweek for a U.S. chemical production worker from 2001-2015

    • Unit labor costs index for the U.S. chemical industry 2005-2015

    • Labor productivity index for the U.S. chemical industry 2005-2015

    • U.S. chemical industry revenue per employee 2002-2016

  • 5. Expenditure
    • Capital expenditure of the U.S. chemical industry 2004-2016

    • Capital investment in the U.S. chemical industry as a percent of shipments 2001-2015

    • U.S. chemical research and development spending 2005-2016

    • Total employee compensation in U.S. chemical manufacturing 1998-2016

  • 6. Outlook
    • Forecast on U.S. annual chemical industry production growth 2017-2022

    • Projected production growth in U.S. chemical industry by product type 2016-2019

    • Projected U.S. chemical industry employment 2016-2019

    • Forecast on U.S. annual chemical industry R&D expenditures 2016-2020

  • Language: English
  • Released: 2017
  • Source(s): Statista
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