At the top group, only the individual values have changed slightly, and the rankings of the five best-selling paint and varnish manufacturers remain the same as in previous years. The five companies are also the only ones to break the billion euro mark in terms of annual sales in 2018. The Dutch company Akzo Nobel leads the ranking with EUR 9.3 billion (-3 % compared to the previous year), more than twice as high as BASF's Coatings division, the second-placed coatings manufacturer. The top ten companies have their headqaurters in The Netherlands, Germany, France and Nordic countries such as Finland ...
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