ICIS is pleased to announce that it has published its annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies, a global listing of producers ranked by 2018 sales.
This year, China’s Sinopec vaults into the #1 spot as the world’s leading chemical company with chemical sales of $79.5bn in 2018, a 25% increase from 2017. The break-up last year’s top company, US-based DowDuPont, into three separate firms paved the way for a new leader.
Germany-based BASF comes in 2nd with 2018 sales of $71.8bn, followed by US-based Dow in 3rd place with $60.3bn in revenues. Saudi Arabia-based SABIC takes the #4 slot with $42.2bn in sales, followed by US-based LyondellBasell at #5 with $39.0bn in revenues.