Italy - with a turnover of about 52 billion Euros in 2016 - represents the third main producer of chemicals in Europe. Almost 3 thousand companies are active in the sector employing about 108 thousand people.
Being a country with a strong industrial basis, Italy represents a large market for chemicals accounting for about 59 billion Euros.
For many products Italian market ranks even second in Europe. The country can take advantage from its positioning in the centre of Mediterranean. Because of these reasons, many chemical foreign owned companies have decided to place here their strategic basis to manage operations in Southern Europe.
The chemical industry 2017