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Here you can find selected data on the importance of the Austrian chemicals/plastics industry.
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  • 46,841

    employees

    In 2020, 46,841 people were employed in the chemicals industry.

  • Approx. 33%

    export quota

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

  • 25,219

    million euros in exports

    In 2020, the exports of chemical goods amounted to around EUR 25.2 billion.

  • 15.1%

    percentage of pharmaceuticals

    In 2020, the percentage of pharmaceuticals in the chemicals/plastics sector was 15.1%.

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Chemicals

Source: Annual Report 2020. Association of the Austrian Chemical Industry
Chemical industry - key data 2020
Companies233
Staff46,841
RevenuesEUR 15,128 m
ImportEUR 24,822 m
ExportEUR 25,219 m
Source: Annual Report 2020. Association of the Austrian Chemical Industry
Overview of the Chemical Industry Production - Breakdown by Sectors 2018
Plastic products35.7 %
Pharmaceuticals15.1 %
Chemicals12.7 %
Plastics for manufacture11.8 %
Man-made fibres4.9 %
Coating materials, printing ink and putty3.9 %
Detergents, cosmetics3.6 %
Agricultural chemicals2.7 %
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 (2020)
1. Borealis AG 6,848.00
2. Henkel Central Eastern Europe GesmbH  2,919.00
3. Lenzing AG 1.632.60
4. Jungbunzlauer Austria AG 471,70
5. Kansai Helios Coatings GmbH (Markenname: Rembrandtin) 395.56
6. Treibacher Industrie AG  350.00
7. Münzer Bioindustrie GmbH 267.00
8. Tiger Coatings GmbH & Co. KG 255.55
9. Patheon Austria GmbH & Co KG (vormals: DPx Fine Chemicals Austria GmbH & CoKG) 200,00
10. Synthesa Chemie GmbH 195.00
Source: Annual Report 2020. Association of the Austrian Chemical Industry
Foreign trade figures of the Austrian chemical industry in million euro (2020)
Trading partnerImportChange from previous yearExportChange from previous year
EU16,543- 3.5 %16,234+ 0.2%
EFTA3,520+ 30.3 %2,656+ 15.9 %
Remaining European countries826- 1.9 %1,859- 14.8 %
Africa16- 5.9 %234- 2.9 %
Americas2,017- 43.5 %2.074+ 2.0 %
Asia1,886+ 11.3 %2,057+ 17.6 %
Australia-Oceania14+ 75.0 %104+ 5.1 %
Total24,822- 4.4 %25,219- 1.3 %


Plastics

Source: Trade Association of the Austrian Chemical Industry 2018
Keydata 2018
Workforce in plastics processing in Austria: approx. 26,800
Average export quota of plastics processing companies:approx. 33 %
 
Source: Trade Association of the Chemical Industry, Annual Report 2020
Plastics products as a pecentage of the chemical industry 2020
Finished plastics goods: 35.7 %
Plastics for manufacture:11.8 %
Source: Trend Top 500
The largest companies of the Austrian plastics industry by net turnover in million euro (2020)
Alpla Holding GmbH 3,690.00
Greiner AG 1,930.00
Semperit AG Holding 927.62
Schur Flexibles Holding GmbH 540.00
agru Kunststofftechnik GmbH 412.00
Semperit Technische Produkte GmbH 260.50
Sunpor Kunststoff GmbH219,00
Senoplast Klepsch & Co GmbH (Marke: senosan®)183,54


Last update : 2022-03-29