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Statistics in brief - Sectors using largest quantities of chemicals in Sweden

Turnover of chemicals 2011, order by quantity
SectorNumber of chemical productsQuantity, tonnes
Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products 691 24,049,016
Export 19,086 17,638,893
Petrol stations, transportation and storage 1,188 15,085,290
Manufacture of basic metals 1,382 4,394,329
Manufacture of basic organic chemicals 1,046 3,465,053
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply 503 2,887,948
Pulp, paper and paperware industry 3,264 2,775,497
Manufacture of articles of concrete, cement and plaster 478 1,767,808
Construction 5,962 1,176,701
Manufacture of basic inorganic chemicals 228 864,529
Agriculture 1,082 827,672

Source: Products Register, Swedish Chemicals Agency 2011.

Refining of crude oil and use of fuels dominate the market for chemicals in Sweden. Compare with which product types that are used in largest quantities.