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Jul 5, 2019

Global Caustic Soda Market 2019 | Solvay S.A., Akzo Nobel N.V., Dow Inc., Shin-Etsu Chemical

IndexBox has just published a new report, the World - Caustic Soda - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

The global caustic soda market revenue amounted to $19.8B in 2017, increasing by 25% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +1.6% over the period from 2007 to 2017; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017, when the market value increased by 25% against the previous year. In that year, the global caustic soda market reached its peak level, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Production 2007-2017


In 2017, the global production of caustic soda stood at 54M tonnes, going up by 1.6% against the previous year.

Exports 2007-2017


In 2017, approx. 22M tonnes of caustic soda were exported worldwide; picking up by 24% against the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.9% over the period from 2007 to 2017; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, with an increase of 24% year-to-year. Global exports peaked in 2017, and are likely to continue its growth in the near future.

In value terms, caustic soda exports totaled $5.9B (IndexBox estimates) in 2017. In general, the total exports indicated a strong growth from 2007 to 2017: its value increased at an average annual rate of +2.9% over the last decade. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2017 figures, the caustic soda exports increased by +49.0% against 2015 indices. Over the period under review, global caustic soda exports attained their peak figure in 2017, and are likely to see steady growth in the near future.

Exports by Country


In 2017, the U.S. (6.6M tonnes) was the major exporter for caustic soda, comprising 30% of total exports. It was distantly followed by Germany (2.5M tonnes), the Netherlands (1.6M tonnes), China (1.5M tonnes), Taiwan, Chinese (1.4M tonnes), Japan (1.4M tonnes) and Belgium (1.2M tonnes), together comprising 43% share of total exports. France (933K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (748K tonnes), Russia (442K tonnes), the UK (424K tonnes) and South Korea (400K tonnes) took the little share of total exports.

The U.S. was also the fastest growing in terms of the caustic soda exports, with a CAGR of +12.7% from 2007 to 2017. At the same time, the Netherlands (+9.5%), South Korea (+3.0%), France (+2.6%) and Belgium (+1.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. China, Japan, Germany, Russia and the UK experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Taiwan, Chinese (-1.0%) and Saudi Arabia (-2.6%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. The Netherlands (-4.3%) and the U.S. (-20.7%) significantly weakened its position in terms of the global exports, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the U.S. ($1.5B) remains the largest caustic soda supplier worldwide, comprising 26% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by China ($683M), with a 12% share of global exports. It was followed by Germany, with a 9.3% share.

Export Prices by Country


In 2017, the average caustic soda export price amounted to $263 per tonne, jumping by 13% against the previous year. Over the last decade, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.8%.

Export prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest export price was South Korea ($453 per tonne), while the Netherlands ($177 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of export prices was attained by Taiwan, Chinese, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports 2007-2017


In 2017, the global imports of caustic soda stood at 23M tonnes, jumping by 16% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.4% from 2007 to 2017; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations in certain years.

In value terms, caustic soda imports stood at $6B (IndexBox estimates) in 2017.

Imports by Country


In 2017, Australia (5.7M tonnes), distantly followed by Brazil (2.7M tonnes) and the Netherlands (1.5M tonnes) were the key importers of caustic soda, together comprising 43% of total imports. The following importers - the U.S. (911K tonnes), Finland (903K tonnes), Belgium (786K tonnes), France (691K tonnes), Sweden (675K tonnes), Austria (656K tonnes), Italy (614K tonnes), Germany (546K tonnes) and Spain (487K tonnes) together made up 27% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2017, average annual rates of growth with regard to caustic soda imports into Australia stood at +4.4%. At the same time, Spain (+14.7%), Germany (+7.3%), Italy (+6.6%), the Netherlands (+6.6%), Brazil (+5.4%), France (+4.2%), Austria (+2.0%) and Sweden (+1.4%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Spain emerged as the fastest growing importer in the world, with a CAGR of +14.7% from 2007-2017. Finland, the U.S. and Belgium experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. From 2007 to 2017, the share of Spain, the Netherlands, Brazil and Australia decreased by -1.6%, -3%, -4.8% and -8.8% percentage points, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Australia ($1.1B) constitutes the largest market for imported caustic soda worldwide, comprising 19% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Brazil ($516M), with a 8.6% share of global imports. It was followed by the U.S., with a 4.5% share.

Import Prices by Country


In 2017, the average caustic soda import price amounted to $262 per tonne, going up by 17% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2017, it increased at an average annual rate of +2.2%.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2017, the country with the highest import price was the U.S. ($298 per tonne), while the Netherlands ($124 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by Australia, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 20132525 - Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), solid
• Prodcom 20132527 - Sodium hydroxide in aqueous solution (soda lye or liquid soda)

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global caustic soda market. 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 2025.



Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in World, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in World
• 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

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
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 2025
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. GLOBAL PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

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

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2018
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. GLOBAL EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2018
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

United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2018
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2018
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2018
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2018
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2018
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2018
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2018
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
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, 2007–2018
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2018
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2018
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