Rapid development throughout deep production specialization and installation of new technologies
Chemicals and plastics, the two closely related sectors, stand out as some of the best-established industrial activities in Lithuania. The production of main chemicals, fertilizers and primary forms of plastics accounts for over 80 percent of the country’s chemical industry turnover.
Key manufacturers within the sector include Lithuanian companies Achema (a leading manufacturer of nitrogen fertilizers and chemical products in the Baltic States) and Lifosa (a producer of nitrogen-phosphorus fertilizer), and foreign-capital companies Neo Group and Orion Global Pet (makers of PET raisin, based in the seaport city Klaipėda). The chemical and plastics sector employs over 5,400 people.
In 2015 exports of the chemical industry increased 2.3 % while total exports of goods declined 5.7 %. Exports of the chemical industry amounted to almost 1.6 billion EUR last year.
The most important export markets for the Lithuanian chemical industry in 2015 were Germany (13.8 % of total exports of chemicals and chemical products), followed by France (10.2 %), Poland (9.1 %) and the United Kingdom (7.3 %). European Union countries accounted for more than 80 % of exports by the chemical industry.
Sector’s key product lines
Fertilizers for agriculture
Paints for industries
Household chemical cleaning products
Plastics and primary forms
Sector’s key competitive advantages
Effective partnership with major international industrial groups
Deep production specialization
Well-established position in the global market
Lithuania is the 13th largest exporter of fertilizers in the world, with a 1.7 percent share of the global fertilizers exports
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