İzmir has a great potential in terms of strong logistic facilities required by the chemical sector.
İzmir is mainly home to companies producing petroleum and petroleum products, detergents, soap, medicine chemicals and paint.
There are over 300 companies operating in the chemical sector in İzmir.
It is home to the Aliağa Organized Industrial Zone which mostly embodies companies operating in the chemical sector.
One of the largest petrochemical companies, Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.Ş. (PETKİM) is also located in Aliağa, İzmir.
The export of chemicals and chemical products in İzmir amounts to approximately 700 Million Dollars while their import amounts to 1.5 Billion Dollars.
Approximately 25% of Turkey's exports in this sector are executed in İzmir.
According to the “World's Most Competitive Cities” report published by Conway Inc., the publisher of the Site Selection Magazine, İzmir was selected the third most competitive city in the Chemicals Sector in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2015.