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 nearly 26 percent of our nation’s GDP to investing close to $93 billion in research and development in 2015 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 $797 billion industry.


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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.