The chemical industry in Germany plays a key role in the country's economy. In 2012, Germany's chemical production ranked fourth worldwide and was number one in Europe, concentrating its production on primary and consumer products. Primary products include goods like plastics, lacquer and synthetic fibers for the production of industrial products, and consumer products include pharmaceuticals, detergents and cosmetics. Today, there are several well known chemical and pharmaceutical giants in Germany. The chemical sector has also become the main driving force behind Germany's strong position in international trade. Have a look at our numbers and see what we have to offer.