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Sector covered in the first phase 2002/03: Manufacture of Chemicals and Chemical Products    

This sector consists of two sectors in terms of the two-digit NACE Rev. 1 Code positions: Manufacture of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres (NACE Rev. 1 24) and manufacture of rubber and plastic products (NACE Rev. 1 25). Together, these industries accounted for approximately 14% of the production value of EU-manufacturing. The chemical industry (24) accounts for about 73% aggregated production of this sector. The sector comprises

Code Activity
24 Manufacture of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibers
24.1 Manufacture of basic chemicals
24.2 Manufacture of pesticides and other agro-chemical products
24.3 Manufacture of paints, varnishes and similar coatings, printing inks and mastics
24.4 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemicals and botanical products
24.5 Manufacture of soap, detergents, cleaning, polishing
24.6 Manufacture of other chemical products
25 Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
25.1 Manufacture of rubber products
25.2 Manufacture of plastic products

 European association(s)

  • CEFIC - European Chemical Industry Council; Avenue van Nieywenhuyse, 4 box 1, 1160 Brussels, Belgium; Phone:++32-26-76-7211; Telefax:++32-26-676-7300,
  • EuPC - European Plastics Converters, Avenue de Cortenbergh 66, P.O. Box 4, B-1000 Brussels, Tel.:+32 2 732 4124, Fax: +32 2 732 4218
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