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.

Chemistry For Europe - The European Chemical industry Brochure
Chemistry For Europe – The European Chemical industry Brochure

The Chemical Industry in Europe

Chemistry creates and inspires solutions and innovation for a sustainable future. Navigate the Chemical industry in Europe.

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.

Cefic's chemicals trends report
The European Chemical Industry Chemicals Trends Report

Chemicals Trends Report

The Chemicals Trends summary report provides a snapshot of the chemical industry performance in the 28 countries of the European Union and is based on data released by Eurostat. Issued monthly, the current report distils Eurostat data into top 10 areas: economic and business climate, output, producer prices, total sales, domestic sales, extra-EU exports, extra-EU imports, consumption, capacity utilisation and employment.