International Chemical Trade

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  • DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201500014
  • Author: ChemViews
  • Published Date: 03 March 2015
  • Source / Publisher: European Chemical Industry Council (cefic)/World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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The international chemical industry has seen a slow recovery according to the latest Facts & Figures report [1] by the European Chemical Industry Council (cefic).


The value of worldwide chemicals sales in 2013 was 3,156 billion €, an increase of 2.4 % compared to the previous year. This was mostly driven by China, where chemicals sales swelled from 918 billion € in 2012 to 1,047 billion € in 2013. The European Union and the United States had very similar total chemicals sales in 2013 and share the second rank.

 

 

 

Share of Chemicals Trade in Total Merchandise by Region in 2012

(CIS = Commonwealth of Independent States, an association of former Soviet Republics, [1])

Share of Chemicals Trade in Total Merchandise by Region in 2012

 

 

 

Chemicals Sales in 2013 – Absolute Values

(EU = EU-28, NAFTA = North American Free Trade Agreement, excluding pharmaceuticals, [1])

Chemicals Sales in 2013 – Absolute Values

 

 

 

Chemicals Sales Shares 2003 vs. 2013

(EU = EU-28, NAFTA = North American Free Trade Agreement, excluding pharmaceuticals, [1])

Chemicals Sales Shares 2003 vs. 2013

 

 

 

Chemicals Sales Shares of EU Member States in 2013

(EU = EU-28, excluding pharmaceuticals, [1])

Chemicals Sales Shares of EU member states in 2013

 

 

 

Top 10 Countries in 2013

(comparing absolute sales values, excluding pharmaceuticals, [1])

Top 10 Countries in 2013

 

 

 

Chemicals Exports and Imports Shares

(EU = EU-28, NAFTA = North American Free Trade Agreement, excluding pharmaceuticals, [1])

Chemicals Exports and Imports Shares

 

 

 

Investment in the Chemical Industry

(EU = EU-28, excluding pharmaceuticals, [1])

Investment in the Chemical Industry

 

 

 

R&D Spending

(EU = EU-28, excluding pharmaceuticals, [1])

R&D Spending

 

 


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