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Chemicals & Petrochemicals

Tamil Nadu stands as a frontrunner among the South Indian states in both plastics production and consumption. The state is home to India's top chemical and petrochemical manufacturers. In the fiscal year 2017-18, the leading commodities exported from Tamil Nadu were petroleum products (38%), residual chemical and allied products (15%), and other miscellaneous chemicals (15%).


Chemical factories

8000+ MSME’s

Create Direct and Indirect Employment Opportunities


Largest chemical producer in India


Ashok Muthuswamy

AVP & Plant Head, Tata Chemicals Limited (Silica Division ) – Cuddalore.

TN Guidance Bureau is extremely supportive of the businesses who want to invest in Tamil Nadu, which is one of the highly industrialized states in the country with a favourable ecosystem. The Bureau, with its single window facility, networks with various government agencies and helps the investors with obtaining the necessary approvals from these agencies. The leadership team at the Bureau is always approachable and is ready to help. I wish all success to the Bureau in its pursuit of facilitating more investments to the state.

V T Moorthy

Chairman, Indian Chemical Council (Southern Region)

On behalf of the Chemical Industry, we wish to acknowledge and appreciate the prompt services and the help provided by Guidance to Chemical sector industries especially during the lock down and also for expediting various approvals across various departments of Government of Tamil Nadu. We also want to recognise and appreciate your professional guidance in hand holding some of the start-ups right from the conception stage to the final implementation of the project. Indian Chemical Council (ICC), is looking forward to work with you in future vision of bringing three large Petrochemical projects in Tamil Nadu.


  • Tamil Nadu is emerging as a significant exporter of basic chemicals, with its exports growing at a CAGR of 13.5% between 2013-14 and 2017-18.
  • In 2017-18, the top three commodities exported from Tamil Nadu were petroleum products (constituting 38% of total chemical exports), residual chemical and allied products (15%), and other miscellaneous chemicals (15%).
  • The state leads among South Indian states in terms of both plastics production and consumption.
  • Prominent chemical and petrochemical manufacturers, including BPCL, IOCL, CPCL, and SPIC, have established their bases in Tamil Nadu.


Active Investors


Thriving downstream industries in diverse segments.

Ample availability of high-quality human resources.

Strategic location near international shipping routes, offering access to world-class port facilities.

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