Top Ten Chemical Companies in 2017

  • DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201800073
  • Author: ChemViews Magazine
  • Published Date: 07 August 2018
  • Source / Publisher: C&EN/ACS Publishing
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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In the top ten, little is happening: BASF remains at the forefront of the global chemical companies in terms of chemical sales. Dow Chemicals and DuPont merged and founded DowDuPont in August. DowDuPont is second in the list. DowDuPont's Chemical Sales only considers those of Dow till August and Dow's and DuPont's starting in September. Therefore, DowDuPont did not overtake BASF. DuPont alone is ranked 13th with $ 17.3 billion with only 8 months. In 2019, DowDuPont is to be split into three companies.



The Top Ten Chemical Companies

(with amount of chemical sales in USD)



Chemical Sales of Global Top 50 Companies by Continent

All data taken from:

[1] Alexander H. Tullo, C&EN’s Global Top 50, C&EN 2018, 96 (31), 36–41. Link


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