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.

The European Chemical Industry Facts And Figures 2020
The European Chemical Industry Facts And Figures 2020 – the most recent data and analysis of the latest trends in the EU chemical industry.

Facts and Figures 2020

With over 1.1 million workers, €565 billion turnover and €10 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.

Download the Cefic 2020 Facts and Figures full report (or the pocket version), all graphs in zip files and the powerpoint presentation.

2020 Landscape of the European Chemical Industry
2020 Landscape of the European Chemical Industry

The landscape of the European chemical industry 2020

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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