Key Market Indicators
France, Italy and the Netherlands respectively were numbers 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. Germany is set to remain the world leader in chemicals manufacturing, with production projected to reach €141 billion by 2026. This figure represents an increase of 0.5 percent annually since 2000. France, Italy and the Netherlands were the next biggest producers in the sector. Revenue from German chemicals manufacturing is expected to drop to 9.8 percent of total manufacturing value added by 2026, down 0.3 points on the 2021 figure. This downward trend has been seen since 2003, with an average year-on-year decrease of 0.9 points. France, Italy and the Netherlands were the next biggest revenue contributors in the sector.