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Product-wise Import of Alkali Chemicals from 2010-11 to 2017-18

May 30, 2019 Author : OGD PMU Team

Three products namely Soda Ash, Caustic Soda and Liquid Chlorine were imported under Alkali Chemicals during 2010-11 to 2017-18. Compound annual growth rate of 4.66%, 11.77% and -30.03% has been seen in import of Soda Ash, Caustic Soda and Liquid Chlorine respectively during 2010-11 to 2017-18. Import of Soda Ash was 489956 metric tonne during 2010-11. It has decreased by -9.1% to 445363 metric tonne during 2011-12 over 2010-11. Its value was Rs. 49573 lakh during 2010-11 and Rs. 52829 lakh during 2011-12. We have observed annual growth of 27.41% in import of Soda Ash from 569420 metric tonne during 2013-14 to 725517 metric tonne during 2014-15. Import of Soda Ash was 772622 metric tonne during 2017-18, up by 11.12% versus 695307 metric tonne during 2016-17. In value term it was Rs. 102490 lakh and Rs. 111757 lakh during 2016-17 and 2017-18 respectively. Maximum annual growth of 55.57% has been found in import of Soda Ash in 2012-13 during the period under consideration.

Import of Caustic Soda was 138481 metric tonne during 2010-11. It has increased by 53.55% to 212642 metric tonne during 2011-12 over 2010-11. In value term it was Rs. 20764 lakh and Rs. 42811 lakh during 2010-11 and 2011-12 respectively. Annual growth of 33.92% has been seen in import of Caustic Soda from 304653 metric tonne during 2013-14 to 407981 metric tonne during 2014-15. Import of Caustic Soda was 421298 metric tonne during 2017-18, down by -106 basis points against 425795 metric tonne during 2016-17. In value term it was Rs. 112391 lakh during 2016-17 and Rs. 153382 lakh during 2017-18. Maximum annual growth of 53.55% has been observed in import of Caustic Soda in 2011-12 during the period under consideration.

Import of Liquid Chlorine was 2062 metric tonne during 2010-11. It has decreased by -81.57% to 380 metric tonne during 2011-12 over 2010-11. Its value was Rs. 228 lakh during 2010-11 and Rs. 149 lakh during 2011-12. We have observed annual growth of 653.49% in import of Liquid Chlorine from 86 metric tonne during 2013-14 to 648 metric tonne during 2014-15. Import of Liquid Chlorine was 58 metric tonne during 2017-18, up by 65.71% versus 35 metric tonne during 2016-17. In value term it was Rs. 170 lakh and Rs. 208 lakh during 2016-17 and 2017-18 respectively. Maximum annual growth of 653.49% has been seen in import of Liquid Chlorine in 2014-15 during the period under consideration.

Note: Figures of QTY are in Metric Tonne; Figures of VAL are in Rs. Lakh; Source: DGCI & S, Kolkata, Ministry of Commerce & Industry; Disclaimer: Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals does not take responsibility for the accuracy of the information or any loss arising from the use of information. ** Data to be released on half yearly basis. Annual data for the previous years and for the period from April to September for the current year will be released in the last fortnight of January and annual data up to the last financial year will be released in the last fortnight of July. Revision in the data base, if required, will be done in the first week of April and October; Imports of Pesticides include both technical and formulations.

Dataset URL: https://data.gov.in/resources/import-major-chemicals-product-wise-group-wise-2010-11-2018-19-upto-september-2018

Resource Title: Import of Major Chemicals – Product-wise / Group-wise from 2010-11 to 2018-19 (upto September 2018)

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Source: Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals
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