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Indian Manufacturers Organize to Lead Global Carbon Black Production

 The upward demand from automobiles and chemical industries is fueling carbon black’s production in the country which is expected to grow incessantly by 2017.

The Indian carbon black market bears a great potential to continue accelerating its growth and generating huge revenues during this decade. The performance of the market has been excelled very rapidly in recent times, which is expected to continue by the end of 2017 when India will comprise total installed capacity of nearly 1184 thousand tons, remarking an overall growth of nearly 136%. Along with this, the production, sales and exports volumes are also expected to grow exponentially by 2017. As the global corporations face greater competition, their subsidiaries located in developed countries become vulnerable to shut down or face threat of acquisitions. This happens to be the case with current global carbon black companies when Indian players including Phillips Carbon and Birla Carbon acquired the troubled businesses of leading global giants which were threatened by the competition from low cost manufacturers from Asia. This has strengthened the position of India amongst the leading manufacturers of carbon black in the world. However, India is also expected to face severe competition by China which is actively outstripping other global competitors by utilizing its endless natural resources and scale economies, allowing it to become world’s largest net producer and exporter of carbon black in 2011.

“To capitalize these available opportunities, Indian manufacturers now require a clearly defined vision along with a strategic roadmap which would help them to survive in the growing worldwide competition and sustain their growth for a longer period of time. If this is not done, India may see its neighbours especially China to lead the contest. The Indian carbon black companies will continue to grow only if manufacturers would successfully capitalize new available opportunities within and outside India and successfully look up its downsides in an earliest possible time” said Karan Chechi, Research Director at TechSci Research.

According to recently published report by TechSci Research “India Carbon Black Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2017” carbon black’s market in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 10% between 2012 and 2017 which is anticipated to drive the market value to nearly US$ 550 Million by 2017. The Indian carbon black market is mostly dominated by a small number of large, well-known companies such as Phillips Carbon Black, Hi Tech Carbon, Continental Carbon, Cabot India etc.

It is anticipated that competition in the Indian carbon black market will intensify as the market comprises a small number of players and the growth is very high, which supplements rivalry. Also, there is possible threat of backward integration by tyre and automobile manufacturers which could diversify into carbon black manufacturing in near future. The rising imports from China also pose a big threat before the Indian manufacturers which could cause disruption of domestic industry.
As a consequence, Indian companies need to focus constantly on new market opportunities available within the domestic and international markets, invest more in technology and R&D and operate scale economies competently. This would help them surviving the competition and sustain their growth towards becoming world’s largest carbon black producer by 2017.

This report has evaluated the future growth potential of India’s carbon black market and provides statistics and information on market structure, exports and imports trends. The report includes carbon black market projections for all the prominent applications, including tires. The report is intended to provide cutting-edge market intelligence and help decision makers to take sound investment evaluation. Besides, the report also identifies and analyzes the emerging trends along with essential drivers, challenges and opportunities available in carbon black market.