PRN: The 2017 ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors Ranking Revealed

LONDON and NEW YORK, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

ICIS Chemical Business magazine is pleased to present its 8th annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors listing. This year’s global listing, sponsored by LyondellBasell, is ranked by 2016 sales.

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The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors ranking, which appears in the July 21, 2017 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)

This comprehensive global listing includes not only the Top 100 distributors by sales, but also a total of more than 250 distributors â€�’ an unparalleled directory of these critical links in the chemical supply chain.

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, where disclosed.

“The vibrancy of chemical distribution is evidenced not only by organic growth and the fast pace of consolidation, but now by the increasing use of digitisation to develop new business opportunities for suppliers and enhance customer experience,” said Joseph Chang, global editor of ICIS Chemical Business.

In the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors listing, Germany-based Brenntag maintains its #1 position with $11.1bn in sales, followed by US-based Univar with $8.1bn in revenues. Germany-based Helm is #3 with $4.1bn in sales. US-based Tricon Energy is #4 overall with sales of $3.8bn, followed by US-based Nexeo Solutions at #5, with sales of $3.4bn.

Currency conversions to US dollars for the ranking were based on year-end 2016 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’ experience of 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 Houston, Washington, New York, London, Montpellier, Karlsruhe, Milan, Mumbai, Singapore, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Yantai, Tokyo and Perth. Some 350 of ICIS’s staff are journalists 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 £32.4bn/€36.2bn/$42.2bn.!

About LyondellBasell 

LyondellBasell is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its 13,000 employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, and improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road. LyondellBasell sells products into approximately 100 countries and is the world’s largest licensor of polyolefin and polypropylene technologies. More information about LyondellBasell can be found at

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

For commercial enquiries, contact:
John Hill
Head of Sales – Publishing & In House Client Training
ICIS Chemical Business
T: +44-20-8652-3893

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