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U.S. Chemicals Trade by the Numbers

U.S. chemical manufacturers are one of the world’s leading, low-cost supplies of chemicals. Duty-free trade and access to key export markets are critical to helping our industry capitalize on its competitive advantage and maximize growth.

Billion of total U.S. exports in 2022, accounting for 10.3% of all U.S. goods exports
Growth in chemical exports over past decade
Of all U.S. chemical exports are petrochemicals & derivatives (including plastic resins)
Exported between companies & subsidiaries
Imported between companies & subsidiaries
Share of chemical shipments exported globally
Billion plus U.S. industrial chemicals trade surplus in 2022
Largest national markets for U.S. chemical exports in 2022 were Canada ($31 billion) and Mexico ($31 billion)