European Commission published that in comparison to the previous year the variable dropped by 28.04 percent. Chemicals sales decreased by 11 627 thousand Euros, as it follows the tendency of the prior year when it fell by 79.95 percent. Italy saw a raise of 243.43% in chemicals sales over the past 9 years. Though, it has shown a diminution at a 0.3 percent CAGR during the last five years with a slight overall drop since the start of time series. It averaged 109 713.11 thousand Euros from 2008 to 2016 and it reached its all-time high of 207 848 thousand Euros in 2013 and record low of 8 687 thousand Euros in 2008.