The Chlor-alkali industry is a sub-segment of basic chemicals industry, accounting for about 74% of the total basic chemicals production in India. Chlor-alkali industry mainly comprises caustic soda, soda ash, chlorine, hydrogen and hydrochloric acid. Caustic soda and soda ash together account for about 68% the total Chlor-alkali industry. Both, find application in number of industries such as textiles, paper, PVC, water treatment, alumina, soaps & detergents, glass etc. During the period FY08-12, demand for caustic soda & soda ash, grew at CAGR of 4.5% and 6.2%, respectively. In FY13, the demand for caustic soda and soda ash remained subdued due to overall economic slowdown.
What will be the demand growth of caustic soda and soda ash in next 3-4 years?
How will the prices of soda ash and caustic soda move in the next year? Are the
players in these segments focusing on capacity expansion and what will be its
effect on the capacity utilisation rate? What will be the impact of anti dumping
duty on import and prices of soda ash? The report provides CARE Research’s views
on these questions using most pragmatic approach. The report also covers key
industry trends over the period FY08 to FY12 and CARE Research’s outlook on the
CARE Research's report on the ‘Indian Chlor Alkali Industry’ contains comprehensive data garnered through well-established network of primary and secondary sources and detailed analysis of the industry. The report provides exhaustive analysis on both, caustic soda and soda ash segments with focus on demand and supply scenario, key end-user industries, cost structure, domestic and international pricing scenario etc.apart from CARE's outlook on both sub-segments.
The report is indispensable for any company in Chlor-alkali and chemicals industry, banks/ FIs, policy makers, research & academic organizations, other international and national agencies, etc. Additionally, the monthly updates accompanying the subscription of the said report would form a potent tool for the subscribers to keep abreast of the happenings in the industry.
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SECTION-I CARE Research’s Outlook
Caustic Soda demand to grow at a CAGR of 5% during the period of FY12-16...
Caustic soda capacity utilisation rate to drop to 77% by FY14...
Caustic soda prices to remain elevated in FY14...
Soda Ash demand to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% till FY16....
Soda ash capacity utilisation rate to increase to 86% by FY14...
Anti-Dumping duty to keep imports of soda ash under check...
Soda Ash prices to maintain upward trend in FY14...
SECTION-II Industry Section
Global Chemical Industry
Domestic Chemical Industry
Government Regulations / Duties
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