Chemicals

Chemicals

Composing the Right Mix for You

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Our Industry in Numbers

  • Industry ranks fourth in global sales.
  • Largest chemical industry in Europe in terms of turnover.
  • Sector turnover amounted to EUR 190,800 billion in 2014.
  • In 2014, the sector employed nearly 444,800 people (450,000 EUR revenue/employee)
  • The domestic industry exported EUR 169,500 billion in 2014, which is almost 90% of the annual turnover.
  • The sector imported 116,600 EUR billion in 2014.
  • EUR 10.5 billion R&D expenditures in 2014, including pharmaceuticals.