Chemicals Industry Market Size & Growth: Revenues & Earnings

The table below lists the total revenues and earnings of the GICS Chemicals industry. The total market size of the Chemicals industry, measured by revenue, is $352,181.7 million (fiscal 2019). During the previous year, the total revenue was $357,922.2 million. Year-over-year earnings growth (Q4 2019) was -93.30%. The figures has been calculated using all public U.S. companies*.

Note about the Q4 2019 earnings: Dow Inc posted a quarterly loss of $-2,323 million when the company decided to write off $2.8 billion in goodwill. Also Mosaic Co posted a loss of $-921 million due to write-offs.

Chemicals Industry: Total Revenue, Earnings & Growth (USD, Millions)


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How the figures have been calculated?

The data has been calculated using the current & past Russell 3000 companies. Russell 3000 index represents around 98% of the U.S. equity market. Net income is used as the earnings figure. The year-over-year growth is calculated by dividing the revenue/earnings of a quarter with the figures of the same quarter from the previous year. For any questions about our calculations, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

GICS Chemical Industry

The companies part of this industry produce various types of industrial chemicals by converting basic raw materials into more than 70,000 different chemical products. 80% of the industry’s output is related to polymers and plastics.

The GICS Chemical Industry is divided into five different sub-industries: Commodity Chemicals, Diversified Chemicals, Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals, Industrial Gases and Specialty Chemicals. The industry is part of the Materials Sector which also includes Construction Materials, Containers & Packaging, Metals & Mining and Paper & Forest Products industries.

The largest U.S. companies part of this industry are Dow Inc, DuPont de Nemours Inc, LyondellBasell Industries NV, Linde plc and Sherwin-Williams Co.

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