Petrochemical Market in India 2021



Petrochemical includes hydrocarbons derived from the downstream processing of crude oil and natural gas. It has extensive usage in several industries, such as agriculture, automotive, construction, plastic, packaging, and personal care. In terms of volume, the petrochemical market in India stood at 42.50 Mn Tons and is estimated to reach 49.62 Mn Tons by 2025. It will expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of ~6.14% between FY 2021 and FY 2025.
Segment insights:
The petrochemical market in India may be segmented into three divisions – basic petrochemicals, intermediates, and other petro-based chemicals. The basic petrochemicals segment dominated the market, accounting for ~45.53% of the share of the market volume in FY 2020. Basic petrochemicals include polymers, synthetic fibers, synthetic rubber, synthetic detergent intermediates, and performance plastics.
Intermediates appeared to be the second-leading segment in FY 2020, followed by other petro-based chemicals. The increasing consumption of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LDPE), polypropylene, and polyvinyl chloride is expected to attribute to the growth of the basic petrochemicals segment.
Production insights:
The production of petrochemicals in India grew at a steady rate over the past few years. In FY 2019, the intermediates segment dominated the petrochemical production, accounting for 50.8% of the production volume. According to the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals (DCPC), India had 11 feed cracker complexes for petrochemical production as of FY 2020.
Impact of COVID-19:
The pandemic has hampered the growth momentum of the petrochemical market in India, disrupting the supply chain along with weakening the demand. However, the level of impact and the recovery trajectory have been different across the petrochemical value chain. The supply of petrochemical has majorly been affected owing to labor shortage, logistical challenges, low utilization rates, and the reduction in operational expenses.
The petrochemical market witnessed a notable change in its consumption pattern amid the pandemic. Industries, such as the automotive, construction, electronics, textiles, and rigid packaging experienced a sudden slump in demand. On the other hand, the demand for petrochemicals from flexible packaging, personal care, and healthcare has risen sharply. The pandemic is expected to bring about various changes in the India petrochemical market, including digitization, increased consolidation activities, and a focus on scenario-based planning.
Companies covered:
• Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
• Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
• Indian Oil Corporation Limited
• Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited
• Reliance Industries Limited
• Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited
• Haldia Petrochemicals Limited
• HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited
• Nayara Energy Limited
• ONGC Petro additions Limited

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Executive summary

Chapter 2: Socio-economic indicators

Chapter 3: Introduction
3.1. Market definition and structure
3.2. Services offered by mobile healthcare

Chapter 4: Market overview
4.1. Petrochemical market in India – overview
4.1.1. India petrochemical market size and growth forecast (FY 2018 – FY 2025e)
4.2. Petrochemical production in India – overview
4.2.1. India petrochemical production (FY 2015 – FY 2019)

Chapter 5: Market segmentation
5.1. Petrochemical market in India – segmentation
5.1.1. Petrochemical market share based on product (FY 2020 and FY 2025e)
5.1.2. Basic petrochemicals market size and growth forecast (2018 – 2025e)
5.1.3 Intermediates market size and growth forecast (2018 – 2025e)
5.1.4. Other petro-based chemicals market size and growth forecast (2018 – 2025e)
5.2 Petrochemical production in India – segmentation
5.2.1. Petrochemical production share (FY 2015 and FY 2019)

Chapter 6: Impact of COVID-19
6.1. Impact of COVID-19
6.2. Impact on supply side
6.3. Impact on demand side

Chapter 7: Market influencers
7.1. Market drivers
7.2. Market challenges
Chapter 8: Trade analysis
8.1. Trade analysis
8.1.1. Export
– Value-wise
– Volume-wise
– Country-wise
8.1.2. Import
– Value-wise
– Volume-wise
– Country-wise

Chapter 9: Competitive landscape
9.1. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
9.1.1. Company information
9.1.2. Business description
9.1.3. Products/Services
9.1.4. Key people
9.1.5. Financial snapshot
9.1.6. Key ratios
9.1.7. Key financial performance indicators
9.1.8. Key business segments
9.1.9. Key geographical segments
Note: Financial information covered only for public companies
9.2. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
9.3. Indian Oil Corporation Limited
9.4. Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited
9.5. Reliance Industries Limited
9.6. Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited
9.7. Haldia Petrochemicals Limited
9.8. HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited
9.9. Nayara Energy Limited
9.10. ONGC Petro additions Limited

Chapter 10: Recent developments
10.1. Recent developments
Chapter 11: Appendix
11.1. Research methodology
11.2. About Netscribes
11.3. Disclaimer