Top 50 U.S. Chemical Producers | May 10, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 19 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 88 Issue 19 | pp. 23-27
Issue Date: May 10, 2010

Top 50 U.S. Chemical Producers

The full effects of the recession are evident in C&EN's annual ranking of U.S. chemical firms
Department: Business
Keywords: market capitalization, recession, Top 50, mergers and acquisitions

It is obvious from C&EN’s latest survey of the Top 50 U.S. chemical firms that the industry got creamed by the recession.

The ranking is based on chemical company revenues for 2009, a year that began at the height of the recession and credit crunch. It was a horrible time for chemical makers. Customers panicked and stopped buying raw materials, opting instead to work off inventories and preserve cash. Chemical prices and volumes collapsed. The . . .

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