Top Ten Chemical Companies in 2018

  • DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201900080
  • Author: ChemViews Magazine
  • Published Date: 06 August 2019
  • Source / Publisher: C&EN/American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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This time there has been a change at the top of the world's leading chemical companies, albeit only temporarily: After 12 years at the top, BASF has lost the top rank in chemical sales to DowDuPont. DowDuPont was formed by a merger of Dow and DuPont in 2017. However, DowDuPont has already split into three individual companies. In general, chemical sales of most of the world’s largest companies increased in 2018.



The Top Ten Chemical Companies

(with amount of chemical sales in USD)
Top 10 Chemical Companies



Chemical Sales of Global Top 50 Companies by Continent

Chemical Sales by Continent



All data taken from:

[1] Alexander H. Tullo, C&EN’s Global Top 50 Chemical Companies of 2018, C&EN 2018, 97 (30). Link


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