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Indian Chemical Industry Information Profile @ a glance
  • A large part of the chemicals (30.3%), becomes part of consumer products (e.g. aromatics, preservatives and detergents) or is sold as a consumer product directly (e.g. sodium chloride). Other major destinations are services (16.4%) and agriculture (6.4%).
  • The big industrial users of chemicals are the textiles & clothing, the automotive, the paper & printing products, the metal and the mechanical & electrical industries
  • The chemicals industry is contributing around 3% of the Indian GDP and 13-14% of the total exports.
  • Indian chemical industry is the 12th largest in the world and the 3rd largest in Asia
  • The major segments of the Indian chemical industry are Inorganic Chemicals 8%, Organic Chemicals 15%, Pharmaceuticals 15%, Agrochemicals 3%, Petrochemical 22%, Dyes & Paints 5%, Fertilizers 18%, Soaps 11% and others 3% of the total industry.
  • The industry is a vital part of the agricultural and industrial development in India and has key linkages with several other downstream industries such as automotive, consumer durables, engineering, food processing etc.
  • The industry produces and supplies more than 80000 products
  • The textile industry, one of the most significant consumers of specialty chemicals is expected to grow at 20% p.a. over the next five years
  • The inorganic chemicals contribute to around eight per cent of the total Indian chemical industry
  • The petrochemical industry mainly comprises synthetic fibres, polymers, elastomers, synthetic detergents intermediates and performance plastics. Today petrochemicals products permeates the entire spectrum of items of daily use and cover almost every sphere of life , ranging from clothing, housing construction, furniture, automobiles,
    toys, household items, agriculture, horticulture, irrigation, packaging to medical appliances
  • The petrochemical capacity growth rates which have been 3-4% p.a. over the last 5 years are expected to increase 4 times to 12-15% p.a. over the next 5-7 years. At current prices, the downstream petrochemical industry production is expected to increase from $15-$18 bn currently to $30-35 bn over the next 5-7 years.
  • The Indian Pharmaceutical Industry produces bulk drugs belonging to all major therapeutic groups requiring complicated manufacturing process and has also developed excellent GMP compliant facilities for the production of different dosage forms. India is hub of world class manufacturing location with largest number of USFDA approved plants (currently 115) outside the US. While India offers world-class quality pharmaceuticals, the prices are among the lowest in the world – in some cases as low as 1/10th of international prices
  • A major soda ash manufacturer in India purchased a United States chemical company for $1.05 billion that included a 75% interest in the company’s Wyoming soda ash operation. The Indian company also had soda ash production facilities in India, Kenya, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom
  • Industry experts said notwithstanding the continuing economic and energy problems, the overall global demand for soda ash is expected to grow slightly over the next several years.
  • There are more than 50 different types of scouring and cleaning agents on the market, composed mostly of nonionic surfactants. These scours contain phenol compounds. Federal and state laws limit the amount of phenol compounds that can be dumped into the water

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Major Chemicals

Soda Ash,
Caustic soda,
Liquid Chlorine
Aluminum Fluoride, Calcium Carbide, Carbon Black, Potassium Chlorate, Sodium Chlorate,
Titanium Dioxide, Red Phosphorous
Acetic Acid,
Acetic Anhydride, Acetone, Phenol, Methanol, Formaldehyde, Nitrobenzene, CitricAcid,
Maleic Anhydride, Penta-Erithritol, Aniline,
Chloro Methanes,
Ortho Nitro Chloro Benzene ,
Para Nitro Chloro Benzene ,   MEK,
Acetaldehyde, Ethanolamines,
Ethyl Acetate, Orthonitrotoluene.


Edifenphos, Endosulfan, Ethephon, Ethion, Ethofenprox (Etofenprox), Ethylene Dibromide (EDB), Ethylene Dibromide ,
Carbon Tetrachloride mixture (EDCT Mixture 3:1),



Azo Dyes,
Acid Direct Dyes, Basic Dyes, FastColour Bases, Ingrain Dyes, Oil Soluble (SolventDyes), Optical Whitening Agents, Organic PigmentColours, Pigment Emulsion, Reactive Dyes, SulphurDyes,
Vat Dyes,
Food Colours, Napthols,
Chemical Related Topics

Chemical Industry . Chemicals Markets Chemicals CDM . MSDS-GHS .
Fine Chemicals Platform chemicals . Material-Energy Balance

Major Petrochemicals

Synthetic Fibres
Fibre Intermediates
ACN, Caprolactum, DMT, PTA, MEG



PP -Polypropylene
PS - Polystyrene

Polyvinyl chloride


Ethylene vinyl acetate  
Butyl Rubber


Linear alkylbenzene sulfonic acid

Ethylene Oxide


Performance Plastics
ABS Resin,
Nylon-6/Nylon 66, PMMA,


Building Blocks:
Olefins :

Toluene, Orthoxylene, Paraxylene,


Other Petro-based Chemicals
C4- Raffinate, DEG, Diacetone Alcohol,
Chemicals 2-Ethyl Hexanol, Epichlorohydrine, Isopropanol,


  • Agro Chemicals
  • The off-patent agrochemical market
  • Agrochemicals Intermediates
  • Biomass Chemical Products
  • Household Chemicals
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Water treatment chemical
  • Chemical Batch Processing
  • Solvents
  • Petrochemicals
  • Petrolellum Jelly
  • Sealers
  • Mercury
  • Trimethylolpropane
World Markets - a few reports
  • Growing Business in a Global Market
  • World Chemical market
  • The lithium minerals industry-2009
  • 2008 research study
  • Chemical market – catalysts as multiplier - 2003
  • Global Slowdown
  • New Generic Agrochemicals - 2009
  • A Survey of Recent Chemical Price Trends - 2008
  • The Volatile Hematoxylin Market - 2008
  • Natural Dye - 2009
  • Petrochemical Strategic Priorities
  • Petrochemical Downstream Products-2009
  • Natural Rubber - 2008
  • Soda Ash
  • Surfactants - 2009
Markets of the regions - a few reports
  • European Market - 2007
  • EU Chemical Industry: Current State & Future Prospects - February 2008
  • EU Chemical Industry
  • Chemical Industry - U.K
  • Indian specialty chemicals - 2008
  • Indian Inorganic Chemicals - 2008
  • The current production situation in China - 2007
  • Exports from India
  •  Specialty chemicals sector - Singapore - 2008
  • The Machinery and Equipment Industry in Germany
  • Japan: Water and Wastewater Industry Overview
  • Industrial Chemicals - China
  • Chemicals in Brazil - 2009
  • Petrochemicals Market - China
  • India’s petrochemicals industry
  • Printing Ink market - china
  • Chemical Industry - Turkey
  • Chemicals & Petrochemicals Sector Profile - Gujarat - 2007
  • Indian Soda Ash Industry: Recent Developments & Industry Outlook
Environment & Regulations - samples
  • Green Chemistry Initiative
  • Green Chemicals market
  • Green chemical synthesis
  • Leather chemicals
  • Leather Tanning Chemicals
  • Co2 Capture Technologies
  • Spent Solvents
  • Environmental Accounting
  • Scouring Chemicals
  • Soap & Detergents Industry
  • Paint Industry
Typical Companies in the Field
  • Marketing Strategy - agro chemical Company
  • Independent chemical distribution company
  • Industrial Chemicals - India branches
  • Fungicide for the leather industry
  • MNC in India
  • Company offer : Market Expansion Services
  • Insecticides
  • Turnkey Construction Services
  • Chemical Solvent Didtributor
  • A Breakthrough Technology to Transform Algae into Oil - company claim
  • Dye company in Taiwan
  • Export Promotion Council in India
  • Industrial Chemicals Company - India
  • Rubber Chemical Company - India
  • Case Study - company in India
Information Sources
  • ERP Solutions for Chemical Industry
  • Small Specialty Chemical - software solutions
  • Links to Chemical Market Sources
  • Chemical Market Reporter - 2003
  • Specialty Paper Chemicals China News - sales brochures
  • Fine Chemicals China News - sales brochure

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