In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
September 10-16, 2012

Cover story

ICIS Top 100 chemical companies 2012

We present the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies, a ranking of the world's largest chemical producers. Sponsored by DKSH, the listing - based on 2011 sales - reveals some surprises. Revenues and profits rose again, backed largely by price gains. Germany's BASF led the pack with $95.2bn in sales, while China's Sinopec made major strides to capture the number two position, edging out US-based ExxonMobil Chemical.



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