Chemicals contribute to a significant portion of all American exports. According to the American Chemistry Council, the chemicals industry accounts for 12 percent of exports at a value of about $189 billion.
Since 2009, global production has increased by about 25 million units, according to KPMG, and estimates put the current revenue for the auto industry at more than $2tr. Many analysts estimate that about 4 to 5 million new cars and light trucks will be in use each year in the near future. This isn't just good news for automakers - chemical manufacturers will also see a boost because of how the two industries are linked.