India Chemical Licensing Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Inorganic Chemicals, Organic Chemicals), By Application (Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Others), And By States - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : Jun 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061616925
  • Pages : 85

India's chemical licensing market will reach US$2,348.176 million in 2029 at a CAGR of 8.74% from US$1,544.665 million in 2024.

Chemical licensing is a type of intellectual property licensing that gives companies the privilege to use a specific chemical, manufacturing process, or technology. Besides, it also ensures that the machines used in industrial operations are ecologically friendly and safe.

India's chemical licensing market is anticipated to witness a huge boom because of various factors. The manufacturing sector and the growing population are the main reasons for the demand for various chemicals. Additionally, the introduction of more stringent regulations like the Chemicals Management and Safety Rules (CMSR) requires the proper licensing for the production, import, and use of chemicals. This emphasis on safety and environmental responsibility forces the companies to go through the licensing process. Besides, India's ambition of becoming a world leader in the chemical industry is based on a strong licensing system, which, in turn, builds trust and ensures responsible chemical management.

For instance, the Press Information Bureau published an article in May 2023 stating that the Government has introduced many policies to develop the chemical sector, such as 100% FDI through automatic routes, PCPIR (Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region) zones, and the creation of infrastructure like 10+ plastic parks. It was further stated that the new PCPIR policy, which will be implemented between 2020-35, is expected to attract a combined investment of over INR 34 lakh crores (USD 420 billion) for the sector.


  • The growing domestic market is predicted to propel the Indian chemical licensing market growth.

The fast-growing population and the thriving manufacturing industry are creating a significant need for numerous chemicals. Indian companies are using technology licensing to meet the rising demand quickly. This strategic method enables them to use already tested production technologies, bypassing the long and costly process of in-house development. Through the adoption of these pre-vetted solutions, Indian chemical producers can introduce new products to the market faster. Thus, they can keep up with the country's fast growth and still be competitive in the international market.

For instance, according to the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals published article in 2023, India has emerged as one of the competitive and high-quality manufacturing destinations in the world market, thus attracting foreign investments. In the present day, the CPC industry of India is the world's leading industry, worth 178 billion USD, and it is expected to grow to 300 billion USD by 2025. Moreover, India extends to about 2.5% of all the chemical sales in the world.

  • Increased demand for specialized chemicals is anticipated to drive the chemical licensing market growth.

The chemical industry in India has changed its strategic orientation to the production of high-value specialty chemicals. This very profitable market sector needs innovation and the latest technologies, which are not easily available through internal research and development. Licensing agreements play a vital role in providing innovative techniques.

By collaborating with big tech companies, Indian companies gain advanced technologies that enable them to enter the specialty chemicals field. Further, chemical licensing allows them to make new products that can compete appropriately in this high-growth market.

  • Strict government regulations might boost the Indian chemical licensing market.

The complex chemical production and safety regulations in India make it hard for companies to introduce new products in the market. Still, licensing the pre-approved technologies is a strategic way to solve this problem. These technologies have already passed the regulatory test by the regulatory bodies and thus have met India's strict safety standards. Through the use of these already existing methods, companies will be able to skip the long approval processes and at the same time, they will avoid the potential fines for non-compliance. This can help the company finish the product faster and thus concentrate on innovation and market expansion.


  • Problems concerning intellectual property hinder the Indian chemical licensing market growth.

The process of negotiating the licensing agreements is very difficult, especially concerning the protection of intellectual property rights. The issue of ownership and control of these rights, which is especially difficult for future developments based on licensed technology, is a big challenge for Indian licensees.

  • Adapting licensed technologies may curb the Indian chemical licensing market growth.

The process of integrating and adopting licensed technologies to the current infrastructure and in compliance with the specific Indian rules is difficult and expensive. Thus, the conviction is limited by the dilemma of the uneasy dual control and the additional layer of cost and time to the adoption process.


  • November 2023: Connell Caldic and Stratachem formed a partnership where Connell Caldic acquired the sole rights for Stratachem's specialty chemicals in India. This collaboration is the solidification of Stratachem's influence and, at the same time, gave the Indian manufacturers an opportunity to obtain high-performance additives for paints, inks, and other applications.

India Chemical Licensing Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2024 US$1,544.665 million
Market Size Value in 2029 US$2,348.176 million
Growth Rate CAGR of 8.74% from 2024 to 2029
Study Period 2019 to 2029
Historical Data 2019 to 2022
Base Year 2024
Forecast Period 2024 – 2029
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Million
Segments Covered
  • Type
  • Application
  • States
Companies Covered
  • Sumitomo Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
  • Dow
  • ExxonMobil Chemical
  • Eastman Chemical India Private Limited
Regions Covered Maharashtra, Gujrat, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Others 
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase


The Indian chemical licensing has been segmented and analyzed as below:

  • By Type
    • Inorganic chemicals
    • Organic chemicals
  • By Application
    • Oil and Gas
    • Petrochemicals
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Others
  • By States
    • Maharashtra
    • Gujrat
    • West Bengal
    • Tamil Nadu
    • Others 


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base and Forecast Years Timeline

1.8. Key Benefits to the Stakeholder


2.1. Research Design

2.2. Research Processes


3.1. Key Findings


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

4.5. Analyst View


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Inorganic Chemicals

5.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.2.2. Growth Prospects

5.3. Organic Chemicals

5.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.3.2. Growth Prospects


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Oil and Gas

6.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.2.2. Growth Prospects

6.3. Petrochemicals

6.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.3.2. Growth Prospects

6.4. Pharmaceuticals

6.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.4.2. Growth Prospects

6.5. Others

6.5.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.5.2. Growth Prospects


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Maharashtra

7.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.2.2. Growth Prospects

7.3. Gujarat

7.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.3.2. Growth Prospects

7.4. West Bengal

7.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.4.2. Growth Prospects

7.5. Tamil Nadu

7.5.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.5.2. Growth Prospects

7.6. Others

7.6.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.6.2. Growth Prospects


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Market Share Analysis

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Competitive Dashboard


9.1. Sumitomo Corporation

9.2. Mitsubishi Gas Chemical

9.3. Dow

9.4. ExxonMobil Chemical

9.5. Eastman Chemical India Private Limited

9.6. Valtris Specialty Chemicals

9.7. Sulzer

9.8. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

Sumitomo Corporation

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical


ExxonMobil Chemical

Eastman Chemical India Private Limited

Valtris Specialty Chemicals


Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

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