The three main features of chemical industry are
(i) The chemical industry is its own largest consumer. Basic chemicals undergo processing to further produce other chemicals that are used for industrial application, agriculture or directly for consumer markets.
(ii) Chemical industries are widely spread all over the country with industrial application and agricultural chemical industries being clustered around basic chemical industries.
(iii) The chemical industry, contributes 3% to the country’s GDP. It is the third largest in Asia and twelfth in the world.