Indian Chemical Industry - 2012

  • May 2012
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  • Gyan Research and Analytics Pvt. Ltd.
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  • 56 pages


A key constituent of the Indian economy that accounts for about five percent of the GDP, the Indian chemical industry has vital associations with several other industries such as automotives, consumer durables, food processing, iron and steel, textiles, paper, and engineering, among others. It is the eighth largest sector in the world and the third largest in Asia by volumes, after China and Japan.
This report encompasses an assessment of the chemicals industry in India, within the context of the global industry, and the opportunities and challenges it presents. The country’s chemical industry was estimated at USD 91 billion in 2011 and we believe that it has the potential to reach USD 134 billion by 2015 growing at a CAGR of 10 percent. The growth is expected to be driven by rising demand in end-use segments and expanding exports fuelled by increasing export competitiveness. The dynamics that propel the industry, namely opportunities, competition, infrastructure investment and regulatory policies are also studied in the report.
The industry is a multi-product and multi-faceted one that comprises basic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, specialty chemicals, agrochemicals and biotechnology and their sub segments. Within the sub segments, the petrochemicals industry is growing the fastest, with a rate of around 15 percent annually.
In India, the per-capita consumption of most of the finished products under the chemicals sector is far below the world average, which demonstrates the industry’s enormous potential for growth. The government of India plans to invest USD 34 billion in three approved Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Regions (PCPIRs); it also plans to establish port-based chemical parks in special economic zones (SEZs) in the next five years.
India has the potential to become a global chemical manufacturing hub if the government and domestic players rise up to the challenge. It is projected that USD 350 billion of the projected USD 1trillion global specialty chemical industry could move to Asia by 2020. In wake of this, immense growth opportunities coupled with intense competition are acting as major drivers behind the dynamic growth in certain segments.


• Overview of Indian Chemical Industry
• Detailed Analysis of the Segments
• Outlook of the Industry


• Indian & Global Chemical Market Outlook
• Production and Installed Capacity of Major Chemicals and Petrochemicals
• Chemical Market Analysis and Forecast
• Growth Drivers of the Industry
• Regional Concentration of the Industry
• Key Investments in the Chemicals Sector
• Comparative Cost Structure
• SWOT Analysis
• Issues and Challenges and Regulatory Framework
• Profiles of Key Players


• Comprehensive Outlook of the Industry
• Segment-wise Analysis and Trends
• Current Status and Prospect
• Opportunities in Various Segments of the Industry


• Indian and Global Chemical Companies
• Government Entities and Policy Makers
• Agrochemical and Biotechnology Companies
• Educational Institutes and Research Centers
• Business Research, KPO & Consulting Companies
• Commercial Banks and Financial Institutions
• Individuals/Investors

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
2. Overview
2.1 Global
2.1.1 Market Size
2.1.2 Market Segmentation
2.1.3 Outlook
2.2 Indian
2.2.1 Market Size
2.2.2 Outlook
3. Indian Chemical Industry
3.1 Market Segmentation
3.1.1 Basic Chemicals
3.1.2 Pharmaceuticals
3.1.3 Petrochemicals
3.1.4 Speciality Chemicals
3.1.5 Agrochemicals
3.1.6 Biotechnology
3.2 Industry Trends
3.2.1 Trends in Basic Chemicals
3.2.2 Trends in the Pharmaceutical Industry
3.2.3 Trends in Petrochemical Industry
3.2.4 Trends in Speciality Chemical Industry
3.2.5 Trends in Agrochemical Industry
3.2.6 Trends in Biotechnology Industry
3.3 Industry Structure
3.4 Export and Import
4. SWOT Analysis
5. Regulatory Framework
6. Issues and Challenges
6.1 Investment in RandD
6.2 Cost of power
6.3 Development of Infrastructure
6.4 Quality Issues
6.5 Labour
6.6 Safety Concerns
6.7 High Cost Structure
6.8 Technological Issues
6.9 Low Capacity Utilization
6.10 Environmental Challenge
7. Opportunities
7.1 Technology and RandD Opportunities
7.2 Speciality Chemical Opportunities
7.3 Opportunities in Fertilizer Segment
7.4 Per-Capita Consumption
8. Cost Structure
8.1 Basic Chemicals
8.2 Petrochemicals
8.3 Agro-Chemicals
9. Investments
9.1 Domestic
9.2 Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs)
9.3 Major MandA Deals
10. Major Players
11. Outlook

List of Charts

Chart 1: Global Chemical Industry Market Size (2006-2010)
Chart 2: Forecast of Global Chemical Industry (2011-2015)
Chart 3: Top Five Chemical Producing Countries (2010)
Chart 4: Global Chemical Industry Segmentation- 2010
Chart 5: Percentage of Global Chemicals Sales- 2010
Chart 6: Global Export and Import of Chemicals - 2010
Chart 7: Indian Chemical Industry - Market Size (2006-2010)
Chart 8: Total Chemical Production in India (FY2007-FY2011)
Chart 9: Forecast of Indian Chemical Industry (2011-2015)
Chart 10: Chemical Industry Segmentation in India - 2010
Chart 11: Regional Concentration of Indian Chemical Industry- 2010
Chart 12: Total Installed Capacity of Major Chemicals - 2009-10
Chart 13: Indian Pharmaceutical Industry Market Size (2006-2010)
Chart 14: Total Installed Capacity of Major Petrochemicals - 2010-11
Chart 15: Segments of Indian Biotech Industry - 2010
Chart 16: FDI in Chemical Industry (except Fertilizers) - FY2007-FY2011

List of Figures

Figure 1: Segments in the Indian Biotechnology Industry
Figure 2: SWOT Analysis of Indian Chemical Industry

List of Tables

Table 1: Production of Major Basic Chemicals (FY2007-FY2011)
Table 2: Production of Major Petrochemicals (FY2007-FY2011)
Table 3: Export of Major Chemicals (FY2007-FY2011)
Table 4: Import of Major Chemicals (FY2007-FY2011)
Table 5: Comparative Cost Structure of Basic Chemical Industry
Table 6: Comparative Cost Structure of Petrochemical Industry
Table 7: Comparative Cost Structure of Agro-Chemical Industry
Table 8: Government Investment in Chemical Plants
Table 9: Major MandA Deals in Chemical Industry-FY2011
Table 10: Financials of TCL (FY2008-FY2011)
Table 11: Financials of RIL (FY2008-FY2011)
Table 12: Financials of UPL (FY2008-FY2011)
Table 13: Financials of GACL (FY2008-FY2011)
Table 14: Financials of Pidilite (FY2008-FY2011)
Table 15: Financials of IGL (FY2008-FY2011)

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