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Statistics in brief - County-wise distribution of registering companies

County is here used as equal to "län".

Graph - Number of companies that manufacure or import chemicals, in different counties in Sweden.

Source: Products Register, Swedish Chemicals Agency 2011.

All chemicals imported or manufactured in at least 100 kg during a year have to be reported to the Products Register. During 2011 there were about 2,700 manufacturing and/or importing companies in Sweden. More than 60 per cent of the companies are situated in one of the three large city areas of Sweden.

Where the actual use of the chemical takes place can, however, not be concluded from this.

Number of companies manufacturing or importing chemicals, by county
 County 20052007 20092011
County of Stockholm 617 665 642 642
County of Västra Götaland 536 583 541 560
County of Skåne 495 550 549 531
County of Jönköping 108 117 125 136
County of Halland 121 137 124 121
County of Östergötland 108 122 106 98
County of Örebro 62 71 72  62
County of Uppsala 70 74 71  73
County of Värmland 62 67 71  70
County of Södermanland 58 64 65  68
County of Gävleborg 45 52 51  53
County of Västmanland 50 53 47  47
County of Kronoberg 48 50 45  43
County of Dalarna 37 57 38  38
County of Kalmar 39 43 37  36
County of Västernorrland 39 43 36  29
County of Norrbotten 29 34 34  31
County of Västerbotten 28 33 33  35
County of Jämtland 22 22 32  34
County of Blekinge 23 26 24  24
County of Gotland 3 4 3  3

Source: Products Register, Swedish Chemicals Agency 2011.