EU - Potassium Hydroxide (Caustic Potash) - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights
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Article Publishing Date: Jun 9, 2022

EU Potassium Hydroxide Exports Robustly Grow, Rising Threefold Over Past Decade

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'EU - Potassium Hydroxide (Caustic Potash) - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

The EU potassium hydroxide market totaled approx. $423M in 2021, growing by 2.5% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs and intermediaries' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price).

EU Potassium Hydroxide Production

Potassium hydroxide production in the European Union was approx. 886K tonnes in 2021. In value terms, production totaled approx. $282M estimated in export price.

In recent years, the European production has grown sharply particularly due to new capacities launched in Belgium. In 2017, Inovyn ran its KOH plant with the annual capacity of 155K tonnes. A year later, Vynova Group inaugurated its new 150K tonnes facility in Tessenderlo, Belgium.

EU Potassium Hydroxide Exports

Potassium hydroxide exports reached 732K tonnes in 2021, surging by 14% compared with 2020 figures. This figure includes trade volumes between the EU countries and shipped outside the EU.Overall, exports increased more than threefold in the last decade.

In value terms, potassium hydroxide exports skyrocketed to $349M in 2021. This figure includes trade between EU member countries. From 2011 to 2021, exports value grew more than twofold.

Exports by Country

In 2021, Belgium (411K tonnes) was the largest exporter of potassium hydroxide (caustic potash), committing 56% of total exports. It was distantly followed by the Czech Republic (91K tonnes), Germany (90K tonnes), Italy (73K tonnes) and France (41K tonnes), together mixing up a 40% share of total volume.

In value terms, Belgium ($162M) remains the largest potassium hydroxide supplier in the European Union, comprising 46% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Czech Republic ($49M), with a 14% share of total supplies. It was followed by Italy, with a 12% share.

From 2011 to 2021, the average annual growth rate of value in Belgium amounted to +9.2%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: the Czech Republic (+6.1% per year) and Italy (+10.7% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2021, the average export price for potassium hydroxide in the European Union amounted to $476 per tonne, picking up by 8% against the previous year. Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin: the country with the highest price was France ($834 per tonne), while Germany ($371 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2011 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by France (+1.8%), while the other leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

EU Potassium Hydroxide Imports

Potassium hydroxide imports amounted to 565K tonnes in 2021, rising by 3.7% against the previous year's figure. This figure includes trade volumes between the EU countries and shipped outside the EU.Total imports indicated a resilient expansion from 2011 to 2021: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +5.7%.

In value terms, potassium hydroxide imports expanded remarkably to $286M in 2021. This figure includes trade between EU member countries. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +2.8% over the period from 2011 to 2021.

Imports by Country

In 2021, Germany (151K tonnes), distantly followed by France (97K tonnes), Spain (67K tonnes), Belgium (60K tonnes), the Netherlands (47K tonnes) and Denmark (41K tonnes) were the major importers of potassium hydroxide (caustic potash), together mixing up 82% of total purchases.

In value terms, Germany ($77M) constitutes the largest market for imported potassium hydroxide (caustic potash) in the European Union, comprising 27% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($38M), with a 13% share of total supplies. It was followed by the Netherlands, with a 12% share.

From 2011 to 2021, the average annual growth rate of value in Germany stood at +2.3%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: France (+4.6% per year) and the Netherlands (+4.0% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average import price for potassium hydroxide in the European Union stood at $506 per tonne in 2021, surging by 1.9% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was the Netherlands ($731 per tonne), while Belgium ($305 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2011 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the Netherlands (+4.1%), while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox Platform

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the potassium hydroxide market in the EU. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2030.


Product coverage:
• Prodcom 20132530 - Potassium hydroxide (caustic potash)

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in the EU, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in the EU
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2012–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2012–2021
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Austria
• Belgium
• Bulgaria
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Estonia
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Hungary
• Ireland
• Italy
• Latvia
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Malta
• Netherlands
• Poland
• Portugal
• Romania
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• Spain
• Sweden
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2018–2021
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2021
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2021
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2012–2021
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