Business Sites

1947 1
2017(Global 38 / Domestic 18) 56

Source of data : LG Chem 50 years history & Sustainability Report

Employees

1950
About 20

About 1,480
times

2017
About 30,000

Sales(Unit: KRW trillion)

  • 1947
    0.003
  • 1976
    0.05
  • 1988
    1.2
  • 1995
    3.3
  • 2007
    10.7
  • 2017
    25.7

* Split into three companies in 2001

Net Income(Unit: KRW billion)

  • 1969
    0.09
  • 1976
    2.1
  • 1988
    63.9
  • 1995
    91.2
  • 2007
    686
  • 2017
    2,022

Total Assets(Unit : KRW trillion)

* Split into three companies in 2001

  • 1970
    0.061
  • 1980
    0.17
  • 1990
    1.8
  • 2000
    6.5
  • 2017
    21.1

Petrochemical Production Capacity(Unit: thousand tons)

1976
5

PVC was the only product

About 3,820 times

2017
19,095

More than 40 products including ethylene, PO, ABS

R&D Expense(Unit: KRW billion)

2001
71
2010
280
2017
893

R&D Workforce(Unit: person)

  • 2005
    1,925
  • 2010
    2,131
  • 2015
    3,360
  • 2017
    4,760
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