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Chemical Industry Overview

The Houston metro area has 618 chemical manufacturing establishments with employment exceeding 39,700.
Published on 4/26/21
Chemical Industry Overview

The Houston Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has 44.0 percent of the nation’s base petrochemical capacity, according to IHS. 

IHS data shows that in ’20, metro Houston had 40.1 percent of the nation’s capacity for polypropylene resins, 44.0 percent of its capacity for polyethylene resins, and 31.6 percent of its capacity for polyvinyl chloride resins.

Patrick Jankowski, CERP
Senior Vice President, Research
713-844-3616
pjankowski@houston.org

Heath Duran
Manager, Research
713-844-3654
hduran@houston.org

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The Houston area is home to 618 chemical manufacturing establishments

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