Facts and Figures


  • Net profits in 2013 touched SR 25.3 billion (US$ 6.7 billion). 
  • Total assets stood at SR 339.1 billion (US$ 90.4 billion) at the end of 2013. 
  • SABIC’s overall production has increased from 35 million metric tons in 2001 to 68.5 million metric tons in 2013.

For the latest information on SABIC’s performance please visit our Performance and Financial highlights section or see our latest Anual report.


  • SABIC was first conceived in 1976, and began production in 1981.
  • SABIC is a market leader in key products such as ethylene, ethylene glycol, methanol, MTBE, polyethylene and engineering plastics and its derivatives..
  • Chemicals, SABIC’s largest strategic business unit, accounts for around 60% of the company’s total production.
  • SABIC is the world’s third-largest producer of polyethylene and polypropylene.
  • SABIC is also the world’s largest producer of mono-ethylene glycol, MTBE, granular urea, polycarbonate, polyphenylene and polyether imide.
  • The Saudi Iron and Steel Company (HADEED), based in Al-Jubail, is one of the world’s biggest fully-integrated steel producers.
  • SABIC Europe, SABIC’s European subsidiary, produces over 2 mmt of polymers and over 5 mmt of basic chemicals, mainly in Europe, and employs nearly 6,000 people.

For more information about particular products please see our Products pages.


SABIC operates in more than 40 countries across the world and has 60 world-class manufacturing and compounding plants in locations across the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Its headquarters are in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.


  • SABIC has Technology and Innovation centers in Saudi Arabia, the United States, Europe, China, Japan, Korea and India.
  • Our Global Application Technology organization develops more than 150 new products every year.
  • Backed by more than 10,640 global patents.


  • In 2008, the Safety, Health and Environmental Performance Index (SHEPI) of SABIC Saudi-based affiliates was 0.74 – within the upper control limits set for the year.
  • SABIC Europe recorded only two recordable injuries to employees in 2008, down from eight in 2007.
  • The Innovative Plastics injury rate fell from 0.95 to 0.89 in 2008.
  • SABIC affiliates and contractors have achieved more than 157 million safe man-hours without lost time or injuries.
  • The Responsible Care Award, the National Safety Council Award, the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents, the British Safety Council, the Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association, and Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission have all recognized SABIC’s Safety, Health and Environment performance.

For more information about our dedication to safety and the environment, please visit our Sustainability page.