The Indian chemicals industry, contributing 3% of global supply, is projected to attain a valuation of US$300bn by 2025.

~$178 Bn

Market size of Chemicals & Petrochemicals sector in India

INR 48.05 thousand crores

The combined exports of Major Chemicals and Major Petrochemicals in the year 2022-23 (up to July 2022)


projected annual growth in chemicals demand till 2024.


FDI is allowed under the automatic route.

2 Mn

People employed in the Indian chemical industry


largest producer of agro-chemicals in the world.


in the World Exports of Chemicals (excluding pharmaceutical products)


manpower, world-class engineering, and strong R&D base.

Third Largest

consumer of polymers in the world

Alkali Manufacturers Association of India

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Promote sustainable growth and development of the Indian alkali industry.

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Indian Chemical Council


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An apex national body representing all branches of the Chemical Industry in India.

Chemicals & Petrochemicals Manufacturers Association

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An apex forum in the country representing the Indian Chemicals & Petrochemicals Industry.

Basic Chemicals, Cosmetics & Dyes Export Promotion Council (CHEMEXCIL)


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CHEMEXCIL is set up by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry Government of India with the objective of promoting exports of listed items from India to various countries abroad.

Investment Opportunities

  • Polymers and agro-chemicals industries in India present immense growth opportunities
  • Specialty chemicals industry is worth US$32b, and accounts for 20% of the total industry
  • The Indian colorant industry, valued at US$6.8b, exports nearly 75% of its total production
  • The demand for chemicals is expected to expand by 9% per annum by 2025

Key Investors

India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive and capital establishments


India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive, and capital establishments


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