Business of Chemistry Flow Chart

Economic Contributions of the Business of Chemistry  

Chemistry is vital to a strong and vibrant economy. A significant contributor to the gross domestic product (GDP), the business of chemistry is essential to our economy. Every manufacturing industry depends on chemistry in one way or another.  

The flow chart figure below presents estimates of the direct uses of the output of the U.S. business of chemistry. These estimates, based on the IMPLAN input-output model, reflect purchases by the consuming industry or sector. In effect, final sales represent intra-industry sales as well as sales to industries that are consumers of the business of chemistry. 

Economic data generated from the Guide to the Business of Chemistry 2016.


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More than 800,000 Americans rely on jobs in the chemistry industry—earning 47 percent more than the average manufacturing wage.