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COVID 19 impact on Caustic Soda market

  • Increase in demand for hand wash and soaps due to the Coronavirus outbreak to weigh on chlor-alkali demand.
  • The Coronavirus outbreak in Italy, Spain, UK, Germany and other European countries will lower manufacturing activities and demand for caustic soda will witness downtrend in the coming months
  • Countrywide lockdown in India will also impact caustic soda market. India is a major importer of caustic soda from Japan and the lockdown will lower consumption and imports in the country.

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Report Coverage

  • Key cost elements and Drivers
  • Caustic Soda Pricing
  • PESTLE Analysis – India
  • SWOT Analysis – DCM Shriram

Global Market Size

CAGR

3–4 percent

North America Market Size

16.4MMT

LATAM Market Size

4.4 MMT

Europe Market Size

12.4MMT

Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary-Caustic Soda
  2. Category Updates
  3. Supply Market Outlook
  4. Demand Market Outlook
  5. Industry BestPractices
  6. CATEGORY SUMMARY
  7. COVID-19 IMPACT

 

  1. Market Analysis
  2. Global Market Size:Caustic Soda
  3. Global Market Outlook
  4. Demand–Supply Trends and Forecast
  5. Key End-use Industries
  6. Trade Dynamics
  7. Regional Market Outlook (North America, EU, Asia, LA, and ME)
  8. Regional Market Snapshot
  9. Demand–Supply Trends and Forecast
  10. Trade Dynamics

 

  1. COVID-19 IMPACT
  2. COVID-19 IMPACT -SOURCING LOCATION WATCH
  3. COVID-19 IMPACT -SUPPLIER WATCH
  4. COVID-19 IMPACT -INDUSTRY WATCH

 

  1. Industry Analysis
  2. PortersAnalysis
  3. Industry Drivers and Constraints

 

  1. Market Monitoring Insights Report
  2. Cost and Pricing Analysis
  3. Cost Structure Analysis
  4. Price Forecast:Caustic Soda

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Regional Market Outlook on Caustic Soda

  • The global demand is expected to grow at about 3–4 percent CAGR through 2020–2024
  • Asia is expected to drive the demand for caustic soda, due to an anticipated increase in the usage of paper, food & beverages, personal care products, and synthetic fibers
  • The per-capita consumption of caustic soda is not as saturated in Asia, as it is in the Western markets

Insights

Multiple Sourcing:

  • Buyers can engage in multiple sourcing from domestic as well as international suppliers so as to lower the risk of price volatility and secure supplies
  • Japan is the biggest importer of caustic soda to India, so sourcing from Japan can be considered due to established trade routes. However, logistics cost and import duties have to be considered while engaging with multiple sources

Increasing capacities in India:

  • Grasim Industries (part of Aditya Birla Group) has increased caustic soda capacity by 67 percent to 356,000 tons/year
  • Nalco and GACL are also expected to bring 267,000 tons/year plant in Dahej by 2020 which will improve domestic supply

Demand growth in India

  • Growth of textile industry in India which is expected to reach $230 billion by 2020 will fuel demand growth of caustic soda in India
  • Growth in automobile industry/car sales in India will improve demand for aluminum and in turn support growth of caustic soda demand from alumina smelting

Market Segmentation

Caustic soda market can be segmented based on type of caustic soda and the end-use application

Based on Type: Caustic soda market can be segmented into lye and flakes. Caustic soda lye is a solution of caustic soda and water. The percentage of caustic soda in lye usually ranges between 32-50 percent based on application.
Caustic soda flakes are anhydrous caustic soda, with about 99-99.9 percent caustic soda.

Based on Application: During 2017, the textile industry was the biggest consumer of caustic soda followed by alumina smelting and pulp and paper

  • During 2017, caustic soda consumption from organic and inorganic chemical formulations formed about 21 percent of the overall demand
  • Other applications of caustic soda include, soaps and detergent industry, water treatment and dyes and inks among others

Growth Drivers and Constraints

Drivers

Growth from Applications:

  • Textile industry is the biggest consumer of caustic soda in India and makes up for about 20 percent of the domestic demand
  • Growth of textile industry in India which is expected to reach $230 billion by 2020 will fuel demand growth of caustic soda in India
  • Growth in automobile industry/car sales in India will improve demand for aluminum and in turn support growth of caustic soda demand from alumina smelting

Constraints

High cost of investment

  • Investment in membrane technology is as high as $100 million for a 100,000 DMT/year plant, which can have an ROI period of 8–10 years, and hence is a major entry barrier for new players
  • Indian manufacturers face fierce competition from imported caustic soda, which is cheaper compared to the domestic produce. This is due to high input and logistics costs within the country

Co–product dynamics  

  • The market growth for caustic soda is highly dependent on the chlorine market dynamics
  • In H1 2018, chlorine prices hovered around negative range in India, where producer had to pay the buyer for chlorine
  • Chlorine market is expected to grow with growth in vinyl segment with the demand for PVC in India

Caustic Soda Market Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What will be the possible market valuation of the caustic soda market?
  2. As of 2018, the global caustic soda market was valued at approximately $36 billion and is expected to reach $55.8 billion by 2026.

 

  1. How are the major players contributing to the caustic soda market in India?
  2. The domestic demand for caustic soda is increasing, and Indian producers are expanding capacities and operating existing capacities at higher rates to cater to these demands. Grasim Industries, a part of Aditya Birla Group, has increased caustic soda capacity by 67 percent to 356,000 tons per year. Nalco and GACL will further improve the domestic supply by contributing around 267,000 tons per year by 2020.

 

  1. What are the factors expected to drive the demand growth of the caustic soda market in India?
  2. One of the major factors, as pointed out from Beroe’s caustic soda market report, that will drive the growth of the market, is the expansion of the textile industry in India valued at approximately $230 billion. In addition, the growth of automobile industry/ car sales in India will also drive the demand for caustic soda for alumina smelting.

 

  1. Are there any constraints to growth that the caustic soda market may be facing?
  2. Firstly, there is a high cost of investment associated with the caustic soda market. The investment required for membrane technology can go as high as $100 million for a 100,000 DMT/ year plant that can have an ROI period of 8-10 years. Secondly, caustic soda market analysis shows that Indian producers have to face tough competition from imported caustic soda, which is cheaper than the domestic produce owing to the high input and logistics costs within the country.

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