A Pillar of the European Economy


The European chemical industry is of major importance for economic development and wealth, providing modern products and materials and enabling solutions in virtually all sectors. A  wealth generating sector of the economy, and a valuable part of Europe’s economic infrastructure, it aims to provide solutions for the achievement of a competitive, low carbon and circular economy in Europe and beyond.

Facts and Figures

With over 1.1 million workers, €543 billion turnover and €9.3 billion R&I investments, the European chemical industry is a wealth generating sector of the economy and a major contributor to building a sustainable future for Europe.

The landscape of the European chemical industry

For an accurate picture of the European chemical industry – beyond the regional overview  — the “Landscape of the European chemical industry” provides country-by-country snapshots for a better understanding of the industry today, the challenges it faces, and our ambitions for the future.

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