Naphtha production volume India FY 2013-2020
There was an increasing demand from the petrochemical industry over the observed time frame. In financial year 2018, around 83 percent of the demand for naphtha came from the petrochemical industry. As the demand for ethylene and propylene were about to increase, correspondingly the demand for naphtha was also about to increase in the coming years.
However, India imported petrochemical grade naphtha, as the one it produced was not suitable for that purpose and could only be used as a fuel by industries for power generation.