On July 12, 2005, Fortune Magazine released the annual list of "Top Global 500 Companies". With US$20.381 of sales in 2004, Sinochem was once more named to the list of the global 500, ranking the 287th.
18 Chinese companies were listed among the 2005 global 500,including 15 in the mainland, 2 of Taiwan and 1 of Hong Kong. The other 14 mainland Chinese companies are Sinopec, State Grid, CNPC, China Life, China Mobile, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Telecom, Bao Steel, China Construction Bank, China Southern Power Grid, Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, COFCO and China FAW Group Corporation. Sinopec, with US$75.076 of sales, ranked the 31st, which is the highest ever ranking of a Chinese company among the list.