The Chemicals industry plays a fundamental role in the modern economy by transforming raw inputs into more than 70,000 products for intermediate or final consumption. As an enabling industry, it stands at the beginning of the value chains of numerous sectors, such as agriculture, food & beverages, consumer goods, construction and pharmaceuticals. It also plays a vital role in promoting human and economic development, improving food security and public health, and ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources.
Activities associated with Chemicals are manufacturing of petroleum and coal products, basic chemicals, resins, polymers and speciality chemicals, industrial gases, fertilisers, paints and coatings, adhesives, plastics and rubber products. A number of consumer goods are also included, such as pharmaceuticals, hygiene and personal care products, cleaning compounds and toiletries.
Turkey’s health insurance coverage reaches 98.4% of the population, according to the OECD Health Statistics 2017. The state, through the Ministry of Health (MoH), is the main provider of health services in the country, which still has very low ...View more details
In 2012-2017 Chile’s total health expenditure rose at a CAGR of 11.6%, driven by a solid increase of government spending on healthcare. In 2017, Chile allocated 8.1% of its GDP on healthcare, a figure that is bound to grow in the short term. ...View more details
Poland is the sixth-largest market in Europe (understood as EU28 plus Norway and Switzerland) for pharmaceuticals as well as for cosmetics, with respective market sales of around PLN 38.3bn in 2017 and of at least PLN 16bn in 2016 (some estimates, ...View more details
Expenditure on healthcare in Romania reached RON 35.2bn in 2015, according to data provided by Eurostat. Total expenditure on healthcare was equal to 4.94% of GDP in that year. The Romanian healthcare sector was characterised by the lowest per capita ...View more details
Total expenditure on healthcare in Hungary in 2015 reached HUF 2,460bn, up by 6.3% y/y. Government and compulsory health care financing schemes made up 67% of the expenditure, followed by private out-of-pocket spending (29%). Voluntary healthcare ...View more details
The chemical manufacturing sector is among the fastest growing segments of the Chinese industry. Over the past ten years, the gross value added (GVA) of the sector has been increasing by 12.7% per year on average, far above the overall ...View more details
With estimated net revenues of USD 119.6bn in 2017, Brazil’s chemical sector was the eighth largest in the world and the leader in Latin America. Compared to 2016, the industry’s turnover rose by 9.5% y/y, as the uptick in ...View more details
India has one of the largest chemical sectors in the world by production volumes, and growth is expected to accelerate given the country’s increasing development. The chemicals sector plays an important role in the Indian economy, ...View more details
Brazil is among the global leaders in renewable energy and a pioneer in developing biofuels as an economically viable alternative to fossil fuels. Notably, in 2016, 26.8% of the fuels consumed in the country were renewable. The main ...View more details
Russia’s healthcare and pharmaceutical sector was badly affected by the 2015-2016 recession, which resulted in a sharp drop in government spending, while the weak rouble and high inflation cut into households’ disposable incomes. Though ...View more details