Global Caustic Soda Market 2016-2020 - Slow economic growth and increasing costs in China

Feb 03, 2016, 14:10 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Caustic Soda Market 2016-2020" report to their offering.

The global caustic soda market to grow at a CAGR of 3.09% during the period 2016-2020.

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global caustic soda market for the period 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the sale of caustic soda in several industries including pulp and paper, alumina, inorganics and organic chemicals production, soaps, detergents, and textiles, water treatment, and other segments. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Caustic soda prices have increased at an estimated average annual rate of 0.5% in the past three years. Manufacturers' production costs have increased during this period as the price of utilities like energy and water has steadily grown.

According to the report, caustic soda is one of the main constituents in the production of construction material like PVC, epoxy resins, and polycarbonate. Demand for PVC in the construction industry has been experiencing huge growth in the past five years.

Further, the report states that China is among the largest producers of caustic soda in the world, with over 40 million MTPA capacity in 2014. However, slow economic growth and rising costs have resulted in a tight market in the country. This is expected to pose challenges to some of the upcoming projects.

The market is divided into the following segments based on application:

- Pulp and paper

- Organic chemicals

- Inorganic chemicals

- Soaps/detergents/textiles

- Alumina

- Water treatment and others

Key vendors

- Arkema

- Bayer MaterialScience

- Dow Chemicals


- Kemira


- Solvay Chemicals

Other prominent vendors

- AkzoNobel

- Axiall Corporation

- Formosa Plastics

- Ineos Chlorvinyls

- Occidental Petroleum Corporation

- Olin Corporation

- Reliance Industries

- Shin-Etsu Chemical

- Tianjin Tiankai Chemical Industries Import and Export Corporation

Key Topics Covered:

Part 01: Executive Summary

Part 02: Scope Of The Report

Part 03: Market Research Methodology

Part 04: Introduction

Part 05: Market Landscape

Part 06: Market Segmentation By Production Process

Part 07: Market Segmentation By Application

Part 08: Geographical Segmentation

Part 09: Market Drivers

Part 10: Impact Of Drivers

Part 11: Market Challenges

Part 12: Impact Of Drivers And Challenges

Part 13: Market Trends

Part 14: Vendor Landscape

Part 15: Key Vendor Analysis

Part 16: Appendix

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