LONDON, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
ICIS Chemical Business magazine is pleased to present its 7th annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors listing. This year's global listing is ranked by 2015 sales.
The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors ranking, which appears in the July 25, 2016 issue of ICIS Chemical Business, is available for download at http://www.icis.com/pages/icis-top-100-chemical-distributors/
This unique listing has been compiled with the support of our valued partners the US-based National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) http://www.nacd.com, the European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc) http://www.fecc.org, Associquim (Brazilian Association of Chemical and Petrochemical Distributors) http://www.associquim.org.br, Responsible Distribution Canada (RDC) http://www.rdcanada.ca, and UK-based Chemical Business Association (CBA) http://www.chemical.org.uk.
This comprehensive listing of global chemical distributors includes not only the Top 100 companies by sales, but a total of over 240 distributors, making for an unparalleled directory of these critical links in the chemical supply chain.
The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors also ranks leaders in key geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Middle East & Africa based on sales in those regions.
"With crude oil prices having declined, bringing down chemical prices in their wake, it has been challenging to grow sales organically. Following successful initial public offerings (IPOs) in the sector, many companies are aggressively employing mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to build scale in today's slow growth environment," said Joseph Chang, global editor of ICIS Chemical Business.
In the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors listing, Germany-based Brenntag once again keeps its #1 position with $11.2bn in sales, followed by US-based Univar with $9.0bn in revenues. Germany-based Helm is #3 with $4.9bn in sales. US-based Vinmar International is #4 overall with sales of $4.1bn, followed by US-based Nexeo Solutions at #5 with sales of $3.8bn.
Currency conversions to US dollars for the ranking were based on year-end 2015 exchange rates.
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