Australian Chemicals And Plastics Manufacturing Data Card 2017

A competitive Australian chemicals and plastics manufacturing industry plays an important role in the success of the Australian economy. The sectors’ products support other vital industries like food, automotive, building and construction, packaging, medical, agriculture and mineral processing industries. The chemicals and plastics manufacturing industry value adds in the order of $11.3 billion and provides over 60,000 jobs.

The department aims to facilitate increased productivity, sustainability, competitiveness and growth of the Australian chemicals and plastics industry by fostering an environment that allows businesses to innovate and capitalise on global opportunities. The department assists other Australian Government agencies to ensure the interests of the sector are taken into account during policy development and liaises with industry stakeholders on new or changing policies. We also produce a data card on the status of the chemicals and plastics manufacturing sector which is updated regularly.