We expect the global economic recovery to continue in 2022. As a result, we anticipate global GDP growth of 3.8% (2021: +5.8%). Global growth should be supported by the gradual containment of the coronavirus pandemic. In the advanced economies in particular, demand will increasingly shift from goods to services. However, the bottlenecks in global supply chains will ease only slowly. As order backlogs in industry are high, we expect global industrial production to grow at an above-average rate of 3.8% and chemical production at 3.5%.