Industry Overview

Australia’s chemicals and plastics industries directly employ over 60,000 (please consult the data card under key facts for accurate source information including data publication years) people and represent over 11 per cent of total Australian manufacturing activity. The chemicals and plastics industry provides essential materials to many other sectors, including automotive, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, education and information technology, packaging, construction and consumer appliances.

Inquiries can be directed to the Manager, Chemicals, Sectorial Growth Policy Division, (02) 6213 6398

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