Chemistry is essential to our everyday lives, to the economy and to the future. The science and materials of chemistry make the lives of Americans and others throughout the world healthier, safer, and more sustainable.

From contributing over 25 percent of our nation’s GDP to investing $91 billion in research and development in 2016 alone, our future depends upon the business of chemistry.

Business of Chemistry By the Numbers

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

American Chemistry: The Cornerstone of Our Economy

The business of chemistry is a $768 billion industry.


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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.