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Global Shift

1:30 AM MDT | September 12, 2011

BASF takes the top spot in CW’s annual ranking of chemical makers by revenue for the fifth year in a row, with revenues of $63.2 billion (p. 21). BASF has opened a $10-billion lead over Dow Chemical and ExxonMobil, which have held the second and third spots, respectively, for three straight years. Less than $1 billion separated the three companies in 2008, but help from a strong euro and several acquisitions has given BASF the clear revenue lead. Sabic is the fourth-largest producer, followed by Sinopec at number five. Sales and profits growth were...

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