The Italian chemical industry is concentrated in the North of the country, close to downstream European markets and local customer companies.
Northern Italy accounts for about 78% of chemical employment. Lombardia, representing more than half of it, has a real vocation for chemicals: it is among the top five chemical regions in Europe in terms of employees and for number of companies.
In the country there are some important chemical sites, also in the South and in Islands.
These offer very interesting foreign investment opportunities thank to their logistic feature, availability of highly qualified workforce and investment support schemes.
The chemical industry in Italy 2017