The increase in world chemical production has brought with it an even larger increase in the international chemical trade. Chemicals are now manufactured in many production locations around the globe, and prices for chemicals are generally set by global supply and demand. The international trade of chemicals reflects intense competition for markets by the producers in an increasingly global industry. See how the business of chemistry impacts trade.

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Trade by the Numbers

US Trade By the Numbers

Exports by Country and Region (Million $)


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Jobs and Economic Impact

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