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 four 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.

Business of Chemistry Fact Sheet Grid

The Business of Chemistry By the Numbers

Chemistry is essential to our economy and plays a vital role in the creation of ground-breaking products. 


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