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Overview of Indian and global chemical industry 

Indian Chemical Industry - Five year plan 2012-2017


The chemical industry is central to the modern world economy having a typical sales-to-GDP ratio of 5-6%. Global chemical production growth slowed down from 4.4% p.a. in 1999-2004 to 3.6% p.a. in 2004-2009, with global chemical sales in FY10 valued at $3.4 trillion.


The global chemicals industry is witnessing a gradual eastward shift. The industry is increasingly moving eastwards in line with the shift of its key consumer industries (e.g. automotive, electronics, etc.) to leverage greater manufacturing competitiveness of emerging Asian economies and to serve the increasing local demand. Over the last 10 years, the share of Asia in global sales has increased by ~14% points rising from 31% in 1999 to 45% in 2009.

Indian Scenario 

Indian Chemical Industry - Five year plan 2012-2017


The specialty chemicals segment has grown at 11-13% p.a. over the XIth plan period (FY07 to FY11). Indian specialty chemical industry (excluding agrochemicals and dyes & pigments) is currently valued at $17.7 billion and is an important growth driver for Indian economy.


This segment has the potential to reach $38 billion by the end of XIIthFive Year Plan period growing at a rate of 13-14% p.a. 


Growth of Chemical Industry

Indian Chemical Industry


Structural advantage: With a growing market and purchasing power, the domestic industry is likely to growth at over 10-13% in the coming years. Growing disposable incomes and increasing urbanization arefuelling the end consumption demand for paints, textiles, adhesives and construction, which, in turn,leads to substantial growth opportunity for chemicals companies. 

High domestic consumption: The chemicals industry in India is the largest consumer of its own products,consuming 33% of its output. With promising growth trends in the chemicals industry, this internal consumption is also set to rise. 


Investment policies:  proposal to set up of a technology up-gradation fund of ~USD 80 Mnin the 12th plan for chemicals. 

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Chemical industry to gain from 'Make in India' initiative. .

Business Standard, 2015


India, with its skilled manpower and flourishing end-user industries, has the right ingredients to emerge as the global hub for chemical manufacturing provided the government undertakes tax & labour reforms and facility land availability for the industry. This was the message from the ‘India chemical industry outlook’ conference, organised by Indian Chemical Council (ICC) on March 3-4, 2015 in Mumbai. 


At present, India is the net importer of chemicals as the availability to feedstock is a major challenge. Add to this woe is the inverted duty structure as a result of which raw materials (inputs) are taxed at higher rate than the end product. This discourages local manufacturing.

India’s chemical industry to touch $214b by 2019: report

The Hindu- BusinessLine


Tata Strategic Management Group estimates industry to grow at 9% a year.


India’s chemical industry is likely to touch $214 billion (approx ₹13,91,000 crore) in the next four years from $139 (approx ₹9,03,500 crore) in fiscal 2014 with estimated growth of around 9 per cent a year amid growing demand scenario.


A Tata Strategic Management Group study noted that factors such as boost to specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals segment, low per capital consumption including agrochemicals, likely growth in demand from paints, textiles and diversified manufacturing base would act as key driver for the growth of the sector.




  • Third largest pharmaceuticals market by 2020 in terms of incremental growth.

  • 20% of global exports in generics, making it the largest provider of generic medicines globally.

  • USD 45 Billion in revenue by 2020, revenue of USD 55 billion by 2020 as base case, and can grow to USD 70 billion in a aggressive case scenario.

  • USD 26.1 Billion in generics by 2016.

  • USD 200 Billion to be spent on infrastructure by 2024.......


Indian Pharmaceutical Industry 

IBEF: Latest update: February, 2016


The Indian pharmaceuticals market is the third largest in terms of volume and thirteenth largest in terms of value, as per a report by Equity Master. Branded generics dominate the pharmaceuticals market, constituting nearly 70 to 80 per cent of the market. India is the largest provider of generic drugs globally with the Indian generics accounting for 20 per cent of global exports in terms of volume. Of late, consolidation has become an important characteristic of the Indian pharmaceutical market as the industry is highly fragmented.....

Indian Economy Data

February, 2016


Data & figures of the Indian Economy at a glance between 2010 to 2014.

(2015-2016 data, coming soon)








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India | Economic Forecasts | 2016-2020


Indian economic forecasts of markets along with actual data of: Markets, GDP, Labour, Prices, Money, Trade, Government, Business, Consumer, Housing and Taxes.








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