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Hon. Union Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu says, “CAPINDIA 2018 is a good opportunity to engage with global buyers in order to showcase our world-class manufacturing strengths and our best ‘Make in India’ products & services.”
• Under the aegis of the Department of Commerce, Government of India, supported by Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, GOI
• MAKE IN INDIA showcase featuring over 700 exhibitors with hundreds of products targeting 400 overseas buyers from 30 countries

Bengaluru : The third CAPINDIA 2018, under the aegis of the Department of Commerce, Government of India (GOI), supported by Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, GOI and organised jointly by PLEXCONCIL, CHEMEXCIL, CAPEXIL & SHEFEXIL, is slated to be one of the largest sourcing and networking events for the Chemicals, Plastics, Construction & Mining Industries and Allied Products. This expansive ‘Make In India’ showcase of India’s manufacturing capacities and capabilities (including its abilities to service overseas markets) will be held from 22nd to 24th March 2018 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai.
The 3-day exhibition will be spread over 10,000 sq. mt. and will host 700+ manufacturers/exporters, who will showcase hundreds of products to 400+ overseas buyers from 30 countries a range of Industrial & Agricultural Raw Materials, Consumer Items, Packaging Items, Plastics Processing Machinery and Construction Materials, Mining Products amongst others. It will have Buyer-Seller meets for exhibitors only; Branding and Partnership Opportunities; and Industry Related Seminars. CAPINDIA 2018 will be attended by Domestic & Overseas buyers, International Agents and Distributors seeking market representation from Indian exporters, End Users seeking raw materials for captive consumption, Private Label Buyers, Merchant Exporters, Industrial and Marketing Consultants, Central and State Government Departments & Agencies and many more. The State of Gujarat is the State Partner for CAPINDIA 2018.
In sync with the Hon. Prime Minister’s Vision 2022 for increasing India’s exports in key sectors, the intention is to make CAPINDIA 2018 bigger than ever before, encourage participation from all Indian exporters and attract discerning global buyers.

Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Hon. Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, said, “As part of the country’s economic and fiscal policies, the Government, amongst its many initiatives, has been keenly focused on increasing India’s Import-Export ratio with aim to in turn substantially increase the contribution of foreign trade to the GDP. I would like congratulate the four export promotion Councils – PLEXCONCIL, CHEMEXCIL, CAPEXIL & SHEFEXIL for organising CAPINDIA 2018, one of the largest sourcing events for the Chemicals, Plastics, Construction, Mining and Allied Industries. This initiative is being held under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, bringing together a large number of Indian exporters to engage with international buyers and showcase our world-class manufacturing strengths and capacities. On behalf of our Ministry and the Government of India, we applaud the initiatives and efforts of the Export Promotion Councils as well as urge the leading Indian companies in plastics, chemicals, construction, mining and allied products exports to extend their whole-hearted support, participate at CAPINDIA 2018 and be a part of this collective effort.”

Mr. Satish Wagh, Chairman, CHEMEXCIL, said, “CAPINDIA 2018 will be bigger and better than ever before and will be attended by Domestic/ Export Trade, Overseas Buyers from across the globe, Industry Leaders, Government Officials and Policy makers, Consultants and opinion builders, Education and R&D Experts, OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), Investors, MSME/ SME Entrepreneurs and many more. CHEMEXCIL’s panel-wise exports were US$ 12.15 bn in 2016-17 and April-Oct 2017-18, we have already posted 26.2% y-o-y growth amounting in exports valued at US$ 8.45 bn. The Indian chemicals industry with a market size of US$ 145 billion is the seventh largest producer of chemicals worldwide and the third largest producer in Asia after China and Japan. India is the third largest producer of agro chemicals globally and exports 50% of its production. Specialty chemicals market has been growing at 14% over the last five years due to domestic consumption and the market size is expected to touch US$ 70 billion by 2020. It is a capital intensive industry which employs approx. 2 Mn people in India. CAPINDIA will help us tap immense opportunities for growth, which exist in the fields of specialty chemicals, polymers and agrochemicals industries as ‘Make in India’ initiative further facilitates growth and investment.”
Mr. Pradip Thakkar, Chairman, PLEXCONCIL, said, “CAPINDIA 2018 is a very significant show for our members as we target to cross the US$ 8 billion mark in 2017-18. Plastics are among the fastest growing industries in India experiencing a double-digit growth rate on an average. The Indian Plastics industry offers immense potential in terms of capacity, infrastructure and skilled manpower. India is currently ranked among the top five consumers of polymers in the world and has 30,000+ plastic processing units employing over four million people across the country. The current trend in India’s plastic exports seems highly encouraging. During the first quarter of 2017-18, our plastics exports witnessed a positive growth of 6.5% and the next two months have posted a higher growth. As far as our foreign trade in plastics is concerned, we achieved exports of USD 7.56 billion in 2016-17. Plastic raw materials, which formed 34% of our exports during the year, exhibited positive growth of 1.5%, on account of higher sales to Bangladesh, Egypt and few other countries. Our plastic exports to United States, the largest destination, continues to tread higher and is in fact just short of the coveted USD 1 billion mark. We need to focus on the export of value-added plastics. The global export market for plastics is a huge ocean of opportunities (US$ 800 billion upwards) and our share in this ocean is quite negligible (less than 1.0%). Given the immense opportunity presented, our members must make the best use of various export promotion activities made available by our Government through the Council.”

Mr. R. Veeramani, President, CAPEXIL, said, “CAPINDIA 2018 Exhibition is slated to be one of India’s largest global sourcing shows for products in our business. CAPINDIA 2018 will be significant as it is the first mega industry event following Union Budget FY2019 and the implementation of GST, which will have a significant bearing on targeted exports in sync with the Government’s vision for Year 2022. The export target fixed for CAPEXIL products is US$ 16.18 billion for the year 2017-18 which marks a substantial growth in exports compared to US$ 14.71 bn in 2016-17. In 2016-17, exports of Minerals and Ores grew 25.89% and Non-Minerals Products grew 4.77% respectively compared to 2015-16. We also see lot of potential in certain panels, which showed positive export growth during 2016-17 such as Bulk Minerals and Ores, Granite, Natural Stone and Products, Processed Minerals Products, Ceramic and Allied Products, Paper, Paper Board Products, Paints, Printing Ink and Allied Products, Plywood and Allied Products and Cement, Clinkers and Asbestos Cement Products.”

Mr. S. K. Ghosh, Chairman of Shellac and Forest Products Export Promotion Council (SHEFEXIL), said, “The much awaited third CAPINDIA 2018, jointly organized by CHEMEXCIL, PLEXCONCIL, CAPEXIL and SHEFEXIL, under the umbrella of the Department of Commerce, Government of India (GOI), and supported by Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, GOI, is a marquee event, arguably the country’s largest sourcing and networking programme for the Chemicals, Plastics, Construction & Mining Industries and Allied Products segments. This ‘Make In India’ showcase of India’s manufacturing capacities and capabilities (including the abilities to service overseas markets) will host 700 plus manufacturers/exporters at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai. The Expo was in keeping with the Hon. Prime Minister’s Vision 2022 for increasing India’s exports in key sectors, and will attract both domestic and overseas buyers, International Agents and Distributors seeking market representation from Indian exporters.
Mr. Ghosh informed that SHEFEXIL’s frontline products to be exhibited at CAPINDIA 18 would cover items like Shellac and Lac Products, Guar Gum Powder, Tamarind Kernel Powder, medicinal Herbs/Extracts, Aleuritic acid, etc. Commenting on SHEEXIL’S export performance, he said, “Continuing with the positive growth exhibited by exports for the last twelve months, the figures for August 2017 have shown a growth of 10.29 percent in dollar terms valued at USD 23818.83 million as compared with USD 21597.09 million during August,2016. He said the cumulative value of exports for the April-August 2017-18 period was USD 118574.96 million (Rs. 763145.37 crore) as against USD 109215.44 million (Rs. 731420.12crore), registering a positive growth of 8.57 per cent in Dollar terms and 4.34 percent in Rupee terms over the same period of last year. In quantity terms, total exports of SHEFEXIL climbed by 28.18%; i.e., from 56271.54 MT in August 2016 to 72127.16 MT in August 2017. Cumulatively, he said, the highest export growth was registered by Guar Gum, which was 84.13 per cent.”

Chemicals: Covering Basic Chemicals, Organic Chemicals, Inorganic Chemicals including Agrochemicals, Dyes and Dye Intermediates, Speciality Chemicals.

Plastics & Plastics Machineries:

Plastics: Covering Raw Materials such as PVC, Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Polystyrene, A B S, Polyester Chips, Urea / Phenol Formaldehyde, Masterbatches, Additives etc. Leather Cloth / Artificial Leather Floor Coverings, Foam Boards Drip Irrigation Systems / Components Pipes & Pipe Fittings, Water, Storage Tanks, Toys & Games and Engineering Plastics, Electrical Accessories, FRP / GRP Products, Sanitary Fittings, Tarpaulins Laminates, Fishnets / Fishing, Lines Cordage / Ropes / Twins Eyewear, Laboratory Ware, Surgical / Medical, Disposable Syringes / Blood / Urine Bags, I.V Sets, Dental Products, Cine X‐Ray, Films, Human Hair and Products thereof.
Plastics Processing Machinery: Covering injection and blow moulding machines, extruders etc. and moulds and dies thereof.

Consumer & Packaging Items:

Consumer Items: Covering Houseware, Writing instruments (ball point pens, fountain pens, gift sets, etc.), Books, Pamphlets, Newspaper, Journals, Periodicals, Greeting Card, Post Card, Printed Materials, Envelopes, Letter Pads, Diaries, Paper board, Paper Bags, Playing Cards, Printing & Writing Paper, Tissue Paper, Cigarette Paper and other Paper, Packaging and Stationery Products, Soaps, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Essential Oil, Flavours and Fragrances, Castor Oil and its Derivatives.
Packaging Items: Covering range of Flexible and Rigid Packaging Products in Plastics, Paper & Paperboard products, Paper Bags/Boxes/Sacks, Corrugated Boxes, PP/HDPE Woven Sacks / Bags / Fabrics, Poly lined Jute Goods, Box Strapping, BOPP Tapes, a range of Plastic Sheeting / Films , Pouches, Crates, Bottles, Containers, Barrels, Cans, Carboys, Shopping / Carrier / Garbage bags, etc.

Construction & Mining Products:
Construction Products: Covering Asbestos, Cement, Clinkers, Ceramic Tiles, Insulators, Refractory bricks, Roofing Tiles, Sanitary ware, Tableware, Kitchenware, Po􀁂ery ware, Fibre Glass, Wired Glass, Float Glass, Glass Bangles, Glass beads, Glass Mirrors, Glass lamp wares, Glass bo􀁂les, Safety Glass, Scientific Glassware, Ophthalmic Lenses, Granite, Marble, Natural Stone, Slate Stone, Aluminium Paste, Glues, Pigments, Colouring Materials, Paints, Varnishes, Printing Ink, Turpentine, Enamel, Resin, Thinner, Other Coating Products, Articles of Wood, Furniture, Veneer, Cork, Sawn Timber.

Mining Products: Covering Aluminium Ingot, Bauxite Ores, Chrome Ores, Copper Ores, Iron Ores, Manganese Ores, Coal, Salt, Bentonite, Calcined Alumina, Beach Minerals, Illmanite, Processed Minerals, Quartz, Silica Sand, Natural Graphite, Explosives, Activated Carbon, Fireworks and Safety matches.

Shellac & Forest Products: Covering Shellac and Lac Products, Guar Gum Powder, Tamarind Kernel Powder, Medicinal Herbs / Extracts, Aleuritic acid etc.


Indian Chemical Industry stood as 3rd largest producer in Asia and 12th in world. The chemical industry in India is a key constituent of Indian economy, accounting for about 7% of the GDP. India accounts for approximately 7% of the world production of dyestuff and dye intermediates, particularly for reactive acid and direct dyes. Indian Chemical Industry exports for 2016‐17 is around USD 12.15 billion which is a growth of 4% over the previous year. India is currently the world’s third largest consumer of polymers and fourth largest producer of agrochemicals. Indian Chemical Industry is One of the most diversified sectors, covering more than 80,000 commercial Products.

Plastics are among the fastest growing industries in India experiencing a double‐digit growth rate on an average. The Indian Plastics Industry offers huge growth opportunities due to lower per capita consumption as compared to world average coupled with low labour cost and availability of skilled manpower and training centers. The plastics industry in India is making significant contribution to the economic development and growth of various key sectors in the country which includes automotive, construction, electronics, healthcare, and FMCG.
The plastic processing industry has the potential to contribute in bringing foreign investments and thus India’s vision of becoming a manufacturing hub. The country is set to have 10 new plastic parks with an investment of Rs. 400 crore from the Government to boost domestic production of plastics. The setting up of plastic parks is expected to further increase competitiveness and investments, achieve environmentally sustainable growth and adopt the cluster development approach to consolidate capacities in the plastics sector. In 2016‐17, Indian Plastics Industry supplied products worth US$ 7.6 billion to the world. India exported both plastic raw materials and finished products to over 200 countries across the globe, including top destinations such as the USA and European Union, as also to the emerging markets in Latin America, Africa and ASEAN countries.

India’s Construction & Mining Sectors – The construction and allied sectors is responsible for propelling India’s overall development, and the government’s focus on the sector has paved ways for initialising policies that help creating world‐class infrastructure. Industry experts estimate the Indian construction equipment industry’s revenues to reach over US$ 22 billion by 2020. India’s Exports of Construction and Allied Products material reached to US$ 6.31 billion during 2016‐17.
India is endowed with vast reserves of minerals including iron ore, bauxite, coal, limestone and manganese, and is among the top 10 countries globally for these ores. Mineral reserves are well distributed across the country. The reserves‐to‐production (r/p ratio) of various minerals in India remain low, reflecting significant unexplored opportunities in India. India has explored only around 5%‐20% of its mineral resources to date. India’s exports of Mineral products reached to US$ 4.34 billion during 2016‐17.

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