The business of chemistry supports families and communities across America, and powers the economic growth that keeps our country competitive.

Developing and producing the products of chemistry creates a ripple effect, responsible for over six million American jobs and more than 25 percent of America’s GDP. Take a look at our Chemical Activity Barometer, a leading macroeconomic indicator that not only helps anticipate trends in the overall economy, but also identifies trends in other industries.

Chemical Activity Barometer

The CAB is a first-of-its-kind, leading economic indicator that helps anticipate peaks and troughs in the overall U.S. economy and highlights potential trends in other industries in the United States.

Guide to the Business of Chemistry

The Guide to the Business of Chemistry covers shipments, price indices and volume of output data for basic, specialty, life sciences, and consumer products chemicals. Individual chapters are also devoted to world trade, global production, investment, employment, environmental, health & safety, energy, distribution and long-term outlook statistics.


News & Resources

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Jobs and Economic Impact

The business of chemistry provides 811,000 skilled, good-paying American jobs—earning 44 percent more than the average manufacturing pay.