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Facts and Figures - Chemicals / Plastics

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Here you can find selected data on the importance of the Austrian chemicals/plastics industry.
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  • 47,658

    employees

    In 2021, 47,658 people were employed in the chemicals industry.

  • Approx. 33%

    export quota

    The export quota of the plastics processing companies is around 33%.

  • 29,155

    million euros in exports

    In 2021, the exports of chemical goods amounted to around EUR 29.2 billion.

  • 12.2%

    percentage of pharmaceuticals

    In 2021, the percentage of pharmaceuticals in the chemicals/plastics sector was 12.2%.

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Chemicals

Source: Annual Report 2020. Association of the Austrian Chemical Industry
Chemical industry - key data 2021
Companies236
Staff47,658
RevenuesEUR 18,197 m
ImportEUR 30,263 m
ExportEUR 29,155 m
Source: Annual Report 2021. Association of the Austrian Chemical Industry
Overview of the Chemical Industry Production - Breakdown by Sectors 2021
Plastic products34.5 %
Pharmaceuticals12.2 %
Chemicals14.4 %
Plastics for manufacture13.9 %
Man-made fibres5.5 %
Coating materials, printing ink and putty3.7 %
Detergents, cosmetics3.0 %
Agricultural chemicals3.2 %
Rubber products2.0 %
Industrial gases 1.1 %
Other6.5 %
Source: Trend Top 500
The ten largest companies of the Austrian chemical industry by net turnover in million euro (2021)
1. Borealis AG 10,153.00
2. Henkel Central Eastern Europe GesmbH  3,114.00
3. Lenzing AG 2.194.60
4. Jungbunzlauer Austria AG 540,80
5. Treibacher Industrie AG  534.50
6. Kansai Helios Coatings GmbH (Markenname: Rembrandtin) 475.29
7. Tiger Coatings GmbH & Co. KG 298.50
8. Metadynea Austria GmbH 280.64
9. Münzer Bioindustrie GmbH 259,88
10. Patheon Austria GmbH & Co KG (vormals: DPx Fine Chemicals
Austria GmbH & CoKG)
245.00
Source: Annual Report 2021. Association of the Austrian Chemical Industry
Foreign trade figures of the Austrian chemical industry in million euro (2021)
Trading partnerImportChange from
previous year
ExportChange from
previous year
EU19,37516.7 %19,14814.3%
EFTA3,6162.7 %2,7573.8 %
Remaining European countries94513.5 %2,08311.4 %
Africa2445.6 %232- 0.7 %
Americas2,66132.2 %2.32412.0 %
Asia3,63492.2 %2,48120.6 %
Australia-Oceania9- 36.0 %13024.0 %
Total30,26321.6 %29,15513.2 %


Plastics

Source: Trade Association of the Austrian Chemical Industry
Keydata 2021
Workforce in plastics processing in Austria: approx. 26,000
Average export quota of plastics processing companies:approx. 33 %
 
Source: Trade Association of the Austrian Chemical Industry, Annual Report 2021
Plastics products as a pecentage of the chemical industry 2021
Finished plastics goods: 34.5 %
Plastics for manufacture:13.9 %
Source: Trend Top 500
The largest companies of the Austrian plastics industry by net turnover in million euro (2021)
Alpla Holding GmbH 4,000.00
Greiner AG 2,274.00
Semperit AG Holding 1,182.20
Schur Flexibles Holding GmbH 683.00
Sunpor Kunststoff GmbH 418.21
agru Kunststofftechnik GmbH 360.00
Semperit Technische Produkte GmbH303,40
Senoplast Klepsch & Co GmbH (Marke: senosan®)279,79


Last update : 24.10.2022