Market Analysis - Chemistry World 2019
The Chemical Industry in the Netherlands:
World leading today and in 2030–2050
Chemistry is the bedrock of manufacturing. Strong competitive chemical industries underpin all terrific manufacturing countries in the developed world due to the fact chemical substances and materials are the essential component on which manufacturing is built. By 2030, the world populace will be 8.3 billion, 60% of the world’s populace will stay in city areas, and there will be 2 billion cars on the street and 50% greater primary energy needed. . These huge challenges cannot be met without embracing the chemical and chemistry using industries.
The Netherlands chemical industry is one of the leading enterprise sectors in the Netherlands, making a full-size contribution to the economy. Netherlands boasts extra than 2,000 leading chemical companies positioned over 8 main chemical industrial clusters and overlaying the entire supply chain. In fact, 19 out of the 25 top chemical companies including BASF, AkzoNobel, Dow Chemical, SABIC and Shell in the world maintain significant operations in the Netherlands.
The combination of Rotterdam harbour, good infrastructure, top universities and qualified personnel has attracted many of the world’s largest chemical companies. Chemicals turnover in 2017 was €55 billion, including €5 billion from pharmaceuticals. It’s the second-largest industry in the Netherlands. In basic chemistry, biotechnology, food ingredients, coatings and high performance materials, the Netherlands is Landscape of the European Chemical Industry 2018 among the world’s top players. The chemical industry provides more than 15% of the Netherlands exports, outpacing export volumes from Japan. Driven by innovation chemical industry is a leading innovator, investing €750 million a year in research and development, a fifth of national industrial R&D.
Although the world may take various turns at critical junctures in the future, the Netherlands chemical industry will be able to adapt to economic, demographic, and technological trends through to 2050.
Figure 1: The Netherlands chemical industry in 2030-2050
Growth in all four potential futures
Internal benchmarking by multiple global companies today finds that their Netherlands plants are among the best performing in the world. The country benefits from a highly skilled workforce, an integrated network of plants, and excellent transportation infrastructure. As shown in Figure 2, its chemical industry represented 9.6 percent of European production in 2010, 4 percentage points above its share of European GDP.
Major Associations and Societies:
American Chemical Society
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV)
Société Chimique de France
Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)
Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA)
Swedish Chemical Society
Polish Chemical Society
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
Italian Chemical Society (SCI)
European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences
Chinese-American Chemical Society
American Society of Brewing Chemists
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Belgian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology