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Billion-Dollar Club

7:52 AM MDT | October 16, 2009 | Robert Westervelt

BASF, with chemical sales of $58.3 billion, again tops CW’s fifteenth annual Billion-Dollar Club ranking of the largest chemical companies in the world by revenue (p. 23). Less than $1 billion separates the top three players this year with ExxonMobil Chemical close behind at $58 billion and Dow Chemical at $57.4 billion. The list demonstrates how quickly vast shifts occur in the sector. BASF, Dow Chemical, DuPont and Shell are the only companies that still remain in the top ten from the inaugural list 15 years ago. One-time giants such as Hoechst and ICI...

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