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Overview of the chemicals sector in India

The chemical industry is one of the oldest and most diversified industrial sectors in India. The industry plays a significant role in the overall economic development of a country.

The domestic chemical industry contributes about three per cent to the India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The total industry size is estimated to be close to USD of thirty five billion, and accounts for about fifteen per cent in the general Index of Industrial Production (IIP). The industry accounts for about fifteen per cent and ten percent of the total exports and total imports respectively. Although India ranks twelfth in the world and third in Asia for production of chemicals by volume yet the per capita consumption of products is about one tenth of the world average.

In the last fifteen years, the Indian chemical industry has transformed from being just a basic chemical producer to producer of innovative products. Continuous investments in R&D have enabled the industry to register significant growth in the knowledge sector. Knowledge sector comprises of specialty chemicals, fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

Some of the key sectors of the chemical industry are:

  • Organic chemicals
  • Inorganic chemicals
  • Petrochemicals
  • Fine & specialty chemicals
  • Agro chemicals


  • In the petroleum sector, BIRD has vast experience in every petroleum product be it MS, LDO, HSD, SKO, FO, LSHS, Lube, Natural Gas, LPG, Bitumen, coke.
  • It has wide client base in entire petroleum sector including IOC, HPCL, BPCL, CPCL, NRL, GAIL, Reliance, BP, Shell, Caltex, Esso, Mobil, Castrol, Elf, Pennzoil.
  • It has tremendous understanding & insights into the sector based on the past studies.
  • It has used many research techniques and understood their utility in different contexts.

Our Services

BIRD (Business and Industrial Research Division) of IMRB International is a specialized division conducting market research/advisory studies in the field of chemicals and petrochemicals. The division has a dedicated professional team focusing on the field of chemicals and petrochemicals. IMRB recognizes the vast and diverse nature of this industry; it’s backward and forward linkages with a variety of sectors such as automotive, electronics, food and beverage, building and construction, and health and wellness.

Our Studies

The IMRB team has expertise in carrying out customized studies specifically targeted towards meeting marketing needs. The team has rich experience in doing different studies across a broad range of the chemical/petrochemical products

The nature of studies undertaken in this sector is:

  • Demand estimation and market sizing
  • Industry structure & competition mapping
  • Feasibility studies
  • Need assessment and new product concept evaluation
  • Usage behavior
  • Supply chain related studies
  • Corporate reputation & brand positioning studies

Tools used and data gathered by IMRB

Quantitative Qualitative Secondary
Face – face Focus Groups Published – Pvt and Govt.
Telephonic Unstructured business interviews Internet
E-mail Unstructured depth interviews IMRB data bank

Product usage labs/clinics Subscribed

Mystery customer analysis News and periodicals

Stakeholder coverage

  • Manufacturers & producers
  • Traders & channel partners
  • Imports & exporters
  • End users
  • Government & regulatory bodies
  • Industry association

Products researched

  • Styrene and polystyrene
  • Petroleum coke
  • Nylon Tire cord
  • Nylon Fibre, Nylon-6
  • Caprolactum
  • Reinforced polypropylene
  • Propylene
  • Toluene di-isocyanate
  • Methyl di-isocyanate
  • Polybutene
  • Glycol ethers
  • Bisphenol A
  • Polycarbonate
  • Acrylic acid
  • Acrylic esters
  • Acrylic fibers
  • PTA
  • Paraxylene / Xylene
  • MEG / DEG
  • EPDM
  • Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR)
  • Butadiene Rubber (BR)
  • Vinyl acetate
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Activated carbon
  • Carbon black
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Phosphates
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Propylene Oxide / Propylene glycol
  • Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
  • Adipic acid
  • Toluene
  • Polyurethanes
  • Polyesters
  • Potassium Chlorate
  • Carbon di sulphide
  • Lithium Chemicals
  • Calcium Chloride
  • Hexane
  • Cyclohexane
  • Pentane
  • Paraffin wax
  • Microcrystalline wax
  • Maleic anhydride
  • Tri maleic anhydride
  • Phenol
  • Acetone
  • PET
  • Butene
  • LABS
  • Acetic Acid
  • Benzene
  • Phenol
  • Acetic anhydride
  • Methanol / Ethanol
  • Oxygen, Nitrogen, Chlorine
  • Sulphur
  • Ammonium Bicarbonate
  • Potassium Dichromate
  • Sodium Sulphite
  • Sulphuric Acid
  • Precipitated
  • Paints and Dyes
  • Industrial pigments
  • Caustic Soda
  • Soda Ash

Our Clients

  • Aditya Birla Group of Cos
  • Anil Starch
  • BASF
  • Borochemie International Pte Ltd
  • BPCL
  • Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd
  • CMAI
  • DOW Chemical Pacific Limited
  • DSM Nutrition Products India Pvt Ltd
  • EI DuPont
  • Essar
  • Givaudan (India) Ltd.
  • GSFC
  • Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd.
  • Hindustan Ciba Geigy Ltd.
  • HPCL
  • ICI Paints
  • Indian Oil
  • ITOCHU Corporation
  • J K Synthetics Limited
  • Kerala Minerals and Metals
  • KIMMCO (Kuwait)
  • Lamina International
  • Marubeni Corporation
  • Manali Petrochemicals Limited
  • Praxair India
  • Prayon S.A.
  • Rhone Poulenc
  • Reliance Industries Limited
  • Shell International
  • Shriram Fibres
  • SRF
  • Sterlite
  • Sudarshan Chemicals
  • Syngenta
  • Tata Chemicals limited
  • Tata Pigments Limited
  • Teijin
  • Trichy Distilleries and Chemicals Limited
  • Travancore Titanium Products Ltd.

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