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The Indian surfactants industry comprises a few large multinational manufacturers, and several local manufacturers who constitute the unorganized segment. Consumer surfactants are the fastest growing segment in India and will assume the largest market share in the future. The main growth driver is the expanding middle class segment, restrained by increasing raw material prices and limited market penetration. Information has been collated from primary interviews with leading manufacturers and validated by secondary research. Growth in the Indian surfactants industry has been tracked by end-application with insights into types of surfactants and the prevailing competition scenario.
The Indian surfactants market can be defined as a growing market, in the light of the growth experienced in certain end industries such as personal and home care, paints and plastics, and agrochemicals. The markets of surfactants end users have grown steadily in the past, and the trend is expected to continue over the forecast period.
Home care and textiles and leather are the major end-user industries in the surfactants market, accounting for $ million and $ in surfactant sales respectively. In
India, home care and textiles and leather industries are growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of % and % by volume respectively.
The surfactants market in India is expected to perform well over the forecast period, growing at % CAGR by volume and % CAGR by value.
Analysis of the verticals that comprise different categories of surfactants revealed that non-ionic surfactants presented the highest CAGR from 2012 to 2017, accounting for % growth. By the end of the forecast period, the market revenue for the said surfactant is expected to increase by per cent.
The main market competitors in India are BASF India Limited, Galaxy Surfactants Limited, Huntsman International (India) Private Limited, Croda Chemicals (India) Private Limited, Nirma Limited, Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited, and Evonik Degussa India Limited.
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