2019 list of leading U.S. chemical companies based on revenue

In 2019, DuPont de Nemours was ranked as the leading chemical company in the United States based on revenue. The ranking of the leading U.S. chemical companies based on revenue includes Dow, LyondellBasell Industries, and Linde following DuPont to make up the four leading companies in this list.

Chemical companies worldwide

The three leading U.S. chemical companies also had spots among the 2019 top global chemical companies ranking based on revenue. DuPont was not only the leading chemical company based on revenue in the U.S., it was the leading chemical company worldwide based on this metric. Other chemical companies that made up the top four worldwide included German company BASF, Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, and LG Chem of South Korea.


The U.S. enterprise, known as DowDuPont until the company was spun-off in June 2019, was formed by the merger between Dow Chemical and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company that was completed in September 2017. As a result of the merger, the company’s employee count almost doubled between 2016 and 2017. The multinational corporation is active in about 90 countries worldwide but generates about a third of its total revenue in the United States.

2019 ranking of leading United States chemical companies based on revenue (in billion U.S. dollars)*

Revenue in billion U.S. dollars
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Release date

July 2019


United States

Survey time period

2018 and 2019

Supplementary notes

* Including chemical companies based in the United States. Excluding consumer goods companies and companies that are not mainly chemical companies.
Revenues are global totals. Ranking compiled in 2019 based on latest available revenue.

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