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ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies: Introduction

Regional leaders faced tough trading conditions in 2013 as the global economy continued to sputter. Stronger economic performance in the US was offset by contraction in Europe and slower growth in Asia.

Since then, European chemical companies have become sharply focused on improving their competitive position, especially in commodities where consolidation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, the US race for shale gas continues, with a building programme that will see new capacity on stream in 2017-2018.

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