The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors Ranking for 2018 Unveiled

June 7, 2018 | By Newswire | Filed in: Press Releases.

LONDON and NEW YORK, June 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

ICIS Chemical Business magazine is pleased to present its 9th annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors listing. This year’s global listing is ranked by 2017 sales.

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The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors ranking, which appeared in the June 1, 2018 issue of ICIS Chemical Business, is available for download at

This unique listing has been compiled with the support of our valued partners the US-based National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), the European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc), Associquim (Brazilian Association of Chemical and Petrochemical Distributors), Responsible Distribution Canada (RDC), and the UK-based Chemical Business Association (CBA)

While branded the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors, this comprehensive global listing includes a total of more than 250 companies ‒ a diverse group that can serve the needs of customers and suppliers across the supply chain.

“It’s not all about size. A number of distributors continue to grow larger through M&A, actively seeking to consolidate and build scale. However, there are plenty of smaller companies in specialised areas serving local markets that generate healthy profits and growth,” said Joseph Chang, global editor of ICIS Chemical Business.

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.

In the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors listing, Germany-based Brenntag maintains its #1 position with $14.0bn in sales, followed by US-based Univar with $8.3bn in revenues. US-based Tricon Energy comes in at #3 with $6.6bn in sales followed by Germany-based Helm at #4 with sales of $4.9bn. US-based Nexeo Solutions clocks in at #5, with sales of $3.6bn.

Currency conversions to US dollars for the ranking were based on year-end 2017 exchange rates.

About ICIS

ICIS Chemical Business is part of ICIS.

ICIS is the world’s largest petrochemical market information provider, with divisions spanning energy and fertilizers. Our aim is to give companies in global commodities markets a competitive advantage by delivering valuable information and analytics tools which enable our customers to identify and react to opportunities in markets which are constantly evolving. We have more than 30 years’ of experience in providing pricing intelligence and news, forecast data, market analytics and independent consulting to buyers, sellers and analysts.

With a global staff of more than 600, ICIS has employees based in London, Houston, New York, Singapore, Dubai, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Mumbai, Tokyo, Karlsruhe, and Milan. ICIS’ team of journalists is engaged in reporting market prices and news, and ICIS is fully committed to upholding the highest journalistic principles of verification, corroboration and authentication. ICIS has a compliance framework that along with its methodologies and business processes adheres to the requirements of the IOSCO PRA Principles.

ICIS is a division of Reed Business Information, part of RELX Group.

About Reed Business Information

Reed Business Information provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation, where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day. RBI is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional customers across industries.

About RELX Group

RELX Group is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs approximately 30,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America. RELX PLC is a London listed holding company which owns 52.9% of RELX Group. RELX NV is an Amsterdam listed holding company which owns 47.1% of RELX Group. The shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX and RENX. The total market capitalisation is approximately £32.8bn/€37.6bn/43.9bn.

Media Contact
For editorial enquiries, contact:
Joseph Chang
Global Editor
ICIS Chemical Business
T: +1-212-791-4224  


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