The chemical industry has a very high position among industrial sectors of the Polish economy. The share of chemical industry in the total industry is 17%. The Polish chemical industry is developing dynamically, with a growth rate wich is second among the world’s largest economies.
The last decade shows that the chemical sector is one of the fastest growing areas in the Polish economy. The average annual growth rate of sales of the chemical sector in 2009-2018 amounted to 7,3% compared to 6,4% increase in sales of industrial processing in the corresponding period.
In 2018, the sales of the chemical industry, including manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products, pharmaceuticals, rubber and plastics, amounted 62,15 billion EUR. Compared to value in 2017, it has increased by about 15%.
Production of the chemical industry in Poland is dispersed. Manufacturing plants of the largest domestic producers are located throughout the country. To reduce transport costs and increase competitiveness, processing plants are often located close to the companies manufacturing chemicals in primary forms.