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30 April 2024 | Bericht

The chemical-pharmaceutical industry is a key industry in Germany: with the majority of its products, it is at the beginning of the value chain. With its turnover and investments, it contributes to Germany's prosperity.

Comprehensive profile of the chemical-pharmaceutical industry in Germany: Facts and figures, structures and strategies, international comparisons, recent challenges at the location Germany. © industrieblick - Fotolia.com
Comprehensive profile of the chemical-pharmaceutical industry in Germany: Facts and figures, structures and strategies, international comparisons, recent challenges at the location Germany. © industrieblick - Fotolia.com

The wide range of products from the industry is in great demand everywhere – the German chemical-pharmaceutical industry is competitive internationally. It is no. 1 in Europe and no. 3 worldwide. The industry is highly globalized. Companies have been at home on the world market for a long time, with production sites in almost all regions and countries.

The industry is an important provider of impulses for the German economy. With its investments and application know-how, the industry constantly triggers further developments in industrial processing sectors. The chemical industry contributes every fifth patent of cross-sectoral significance.

The industry lives up to the guiding principle of sustainable development, i.e. equal standing is given to ecological, social and economic goals. Chemical-pharmaceutical companies invest in environmental protection, improve their own energy efficiency and provide products and processes that help reduce resource consumption. As a major industrial employer, the industry assumes social responsibility and also pays above-average salaries and wages.

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In the download section at the top of this page, you will find a comprehensive portrait of the German chemical-pharmaceutical industry as well as a PowerPoint file with charts illustrating the most important facts and figures around the industry sector.




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