2019 Key Driving Factor’s behind the Chemicals Industry

Market Reports Observer | December 27, 2019

The chemicals industry is one of the largest manufacturing industries in the world. It manufactures a variety of chemicals products by processing raw materials such as air, water, natural gas, oil, metals and minerals. While many of the products from the industry, such as detergents, soaps and perfumes, are purchased directly by the consumer, 70% of chemicals manufactured are used by other industries Including other branches of the chemicals industry itself, to make products. Asia Pacific was the largest region in the chemicals manufacturing market in 2017. Western Europe was the second largest region. Of the featured regions, Africa was the smallest region.

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