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Chemicals Exports

Map No. 85

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Chemicals exports include a huge variety of products, such as paints, perfumes, fertilisers, pesticides and soap. This category includes many items that if not used directly by us, are evident in our daily lives such as painted walls, or the chemicals used when growing much of the food eaten around the world. Thus it is no surprise that chemicals make up 8% of the earnings from all international exports.

Only three regions make net profits from the export of chemicals, and of these Western Europe earns six times more (US$ net) than Japan, the second highest net exporting region.

"Dutch chemical sales were up by 9% in 2004, but 8% of that rise was due to increased selling prices and only 1% to greater production output ... " Patricia L. Short, 2005

Territory size shows the proportion of worldwide net exports of chemicals (in US$) that come from there. Net exports are exports minus imports. When imports are larger than exports the territory is not shown.

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