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Economic Stats In The UK Chemical Industry

August 22, 2013

By Paul Homewood



Just as an update to yesterday’s post on the UK chemical industry , I thought I would have a look at some of the economic and employment numbers.

According to the Chemical Industries Association, the industry


  1. Contributes £75 million every day to the UK economy spends over £5 billion each year on research and development
  2. Invests almost £2 billion a year in capital expenditure
  3. Generates a trade surplus of £5 billion every year
  4. Provides employment for over half a million people in well-paid jobs
  5. And is the nation’s number one manufacturing exporter.


All of this will be put at risk because of the mindless pursuit of the holy grail of decarbonisation.

Remember this when politicians babble on about creating “green jobs”.

  1. August 22, 2013 10:28 am

    But they make evil chemicals…..

  2. John F. Hultquist permalink
    August 22, 2013 3:35 pm

    That was worth a laugh considering:

    rx is an abbreviation for a chemical reaction

    And also, there is this:


    Rx: A medical prescription. The symbol “Rx” is usually said to stand for the Latin word “recipe” meaning “to take.” It is customarily part of the superscription (heading) of a prescription.

    Another explanation for the origin of Rx is that it was derived from the astrological sign for Jupiter which was once placed on prescriptions to invoke that god’s blessing on the drug to help the patient recover.

  3. Brian H permalink
    August 23, 2013 8:28 am

    High on the list of human activities the greens want to abolish because they don’t comprehend it.

    • August 24, 2013 10:27 am

      Not just the chemicals themselves, but also a bunch of evil elements: Hg, Pb, Pu, U (actually, everything that is radioactive), Cl(anything that is halogenated is bad), Be, As, Al, P, S, Au, Ag, (money is the root of all evil) Na, Cr, Kr (oh, how Superman suffers!), Cs, Sr, N, O (think ozone) and, of course, the basis for life, C.

      BTW, I have a degree in Chemical Engineering and spent my career in the other devil industry – nuclear energy. I have watched the enviros gradually work their way thru the periodic table, steadily transforming the populace into a continued state of fear, for which only they can provide protection and solutions, if only the people would give them the reins of complete control.

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