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)
Chemical Sales of Global Top 50 Companies by Continent
All data taken from:
 Alexander H. Tullo, C&EN’s Global Top 50 Chemical Companies of 2018, C&EN 2018, 97 (30). Link
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ChemViews Mag. 2018.
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