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Size of the chemical industry, by region, 2017.
Size of the chemical industry, by region, 2017.
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The chemical industry touches nearly every good-producing sector, making an estimated US$5.7 trillion contribution to world GDP through direct, indirect and induced impacts, equivalent to 7% of the world’s GDP, and supporting 120 million jobs worldwide, according to a recent report “The Global Chemical Industry: Catalyzing Growth and Addressing Our World’s Sustainability Challenges” by Oxford Economics.

Oxford Economics was commissioned by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) to provide a detailed assessment of the chemical industry’s contributions to the global economy. The report was released in conjunction with the beginning of the Fourth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4).

Key findings of the report include:

  • Directly, the chemical industry added US$1.1 trillion to world GDP and employed 15 million people, making it the fifth-largest global manufacturing sector.
  • For every US$1 generated by the chemical industry, a further US$4.20 is generated elsewhere in the global economy.
  • Companies in the chemical industry spent an estimated US$3 trillion with their suppliers in 2017, buying goods and services used in the manufacture of their products. This supply chain spending contributed an estimated US$2.6 trillion to global GDP, and supported 60 million jobs.
  • The global chemical industry invested an estimated US$51 billion in R&D, supporting 1.7 million jobs and US$92 billion in economic activity.
  • The largest contributor to GDP and jobs is the Asia-Pacific chemical industry, generating 45% of the industry’s total annual economic value, and 69% of all jobs supported. Europe made the next most important contribution (US$1.3 trillion total GDP contribution, 19 million jobs supported) followed by North America (US$866 billion total GDP contribution, 6 million jobs supported).

“This report makes clear that the chemical industry is an irreplaceable contributor to global GDP, a source of skilled employment opportunities and a major enabler of progress in the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainable development as reflected in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals,” said Cal Dooley, ICCA Council Secretary and President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC).

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