Chemical industry worldwide

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Statista Dossier on the global chemical industry

This dossier presents key facts and figures about the global chemical industry. The chemical industry is one of the world's largest industries with global shipments worth approximately four trillion U.S. dollars.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Revenue of the chemical industry worldwide 2002-2018

    • Value of global chemical shipments 2001-2018

    • Distribution of global chemical shipments by segment 2018

    • Value of global chemical shipments by region 2018

    • Global GDP contribution of the chemical industry by region 2017

    • Sales market share of world regions in the chemical industry 2009-2018

    • Global chemical production change by region 2010-2019

    • Revenues of the ten leading chemical markets 2018

    • Global chemical R&D spending by leading country 2017

    • Global chemical industry jobs by region 2017

  • 2. Trade
    • Global chemical export value 1990-2018

    • Global leading chemical exporters based on value 2019

    • Country ranking - share of global chemical exports 2010-2018

    • Value of global chemical imports by region 2018

    • Global chemicals trade balance by region 2017

  • 3. Leading companies
    • 2020 global list of leading chemical companies based on revenue

    • 2020 global list of top chemical companies based on net income

    • Global leading chemical companies based on market capitalization 2020

    • Global chemical companies based on number of employees 2020

  • 4. Consumption
    • Chemical consumption: worldwide, EU, Germany 2004-2018

    • Consumption of chemicals in 2018 by world region

    • Chemical consumption in selected countries worldwide 2018

  • 5. Merger and acquisition activity
    • Value of deals in chemical sector M&As 2009-2019

    • Number of deals in chemical sector M&As 2009-2019

    • Global chemical deal volume by target sector 2010-2019

    • Global value of leading deals in chemical subsectors M&As 2018 & 2019

    • Value of chemical mergers and acquisitions by world region 2019

    • Global chemical mergers and acquisitions by region 2019

    • Leading countries in chemical sector M&As 2019

    • Announced and completed chemical industry deals by value worldwide 2019

    • Value of leading yet to close chemical industry deals worldwide as of 2019

  • 6. Impact of Coronavirus
    • Monthly global chemical production change due to COVID-19 by region 2020

    • Global chemical production change due to COVID-19 by type 2020

  • 7. Outlook
    • Global chemical market value forecast by sector 2020-2035

    • Forecast on global annual chemical industry production growth by region 2020-2024

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