Top 10 Chemical Companies

BASF the Undisputed Leader in the TOP 10 Chemical Company Rankings

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Largest Employers are Based in Germany

Turning to the employment figures for the Top Ten chemical companies, the two German chemical producers BASF and Bayer are roughly on eye level with a workforce of around 112,000 each. Next come the US company DuPont and Shin-Etsu Chemical of Japan, each with around 70,000 employees.


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  • All financial figures in this article were converted to euros. The exchange rate for the South Korean won as of 12/31/2011 was KRW 100.00 = EUR 0.06649. The rate for the US dollar as of 12/31/2011 was $100.00 = EUR 77.21.
  • The Fortune Global 500 rankings are based on the July 2011 issue of the magazine.

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