The Chemical sector in South Africa is interwoven with the country’s manufacturing sector and accounts for about 25% of sales in the sector. Needless to say, it plays a key role to the economy of the country, contributing about 5% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).


Made up of Industrial Chemicals, Fuels, Plastic fabrication and pharmaceuticals – South Africa’s Chemical industry produces about 600 types of chemicals and evolves on the backdrop of a sustainable market value-chain.


Leading companies that have invested in South Africa’s chemical industry include SASOL, Omnia, DOW, CHEM, BASF, AECI and other progressive multinationals.




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