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Chemicals are the building blocks of many products that meet our fundamental needs for food, shelter, and health. Chemical products are vital to computing, telecommunications, biotechnology, and other advanced technologies.
The chemistry industry is one of the largest industries in the United States. The business of chemistry is energy-intensive; it relies upon energy inputs for raw materials as well as for fuel and power. See our chemicals profile for more information.
The U.S. chemicals industry is maturing and optimizing its business portfolio for more competitive global markets. Over the past decade, the industry has reduced its energy use, shifting its status from the largest to the second-largest energy user among U.S. industries.
The chemicals industry has worked in partnership with AMO to develop a range of resources for improving energy efficiency.