Chemicals Statistics Handbook – released January 2016

For over 25 years Richardson Lawrie AssociatesLtd. have been analysing and forecasting global trade in those bulk liquids which drive demand for chemical carriers, namely:

Up until now last year this unique set of data has been used exclusively in the preparation of RLA’s Chemical Carrier World Reports. The latest release is the second in a series of annual statistical reports, entitled Chemicals Statistics Handbook, RLA are releasing data from the most recent 11 year period for which complete figures are available, namely 2004 to 2014.

The first set of tables shows total annual imports by country with organic commodity chemicals shown for individual products. The second set of tables shows similar data for exports. These figures cover all modes of transport. The final section provides summary trade matrices for products shipped in deep sea chemical carriers in 2013 and 2014.

For further information on how to receive a copy of this report, please contact RLA directly on +44 (0)208 405 6325 or email: Charles Lawrie at or James Wicks at

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