Caustic Soda Cost & Procurement Intelligence Report, 2030

Caustic Soda Procurement Intelligence Report, 2023 - 2030 (Revenue Forecast, Supplier Ranking & Matrix, Emerging Technologies, Pricing Models, Cost Structure, Engagement & Operating Model, Competitive Landscape)

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  • Base Year for Estimate: 2022
  • Report ID: GVR-P-UC-114
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2020 - 2021
  • Number of Pages: 0

Caustic Soda Category Overview

The caustic soda category is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2023 to 2030. In 2022, the category size was estimated to be valued at USD 40.6 billion with the Asia-Pacific region's dominance as a result of a rise in raw material industrial demand for textiles, paper, and other materials as well as manufacturing hubs. The category is escalated globally, owing prominently to its intense abilities and importance across both the residential sector & industries. It is a versatile compound that finds numerous applications across different industries from primary usage in detergents, packaging, and treatment to food, chemical, and automobile. Another factor fueling the category growth is its use in processes such as, making drugs and bauxite purification. Being a primary product for many industries, demand for it remains high, whether it is for parts of EV in cars or the water treatment business. The category is also widely utilized in the extraction of bauxite, and demand for it will rise parallelly as the region's production of aluminum rises.

An increase in innovation and development in production techniques would present potential sustainable growth opportunities for the category. When compared to caustic soda generated conventionally, Vynova renewable caustic soda has a much smaller carbon footprint, as it is manufactured using renewable electricity. It makes it possible for clients in a variety of industries to produce more environmentally friendly goods. Westlake's low-carbon caustic soda, sold under the trade name GreenVin, has a lower carbon footprint by more than 30% than standard Westlake Vinnolit caustic soda. Hamwha, a leading chemical company, increases the amount of caustic soda it produces for advancing and developing the usage of elements in sustainable transportation - specifically EV production.

With numerous suppliers and producers, from large multinational chemical firms to smaller regional or local businesses, the category is highly fragmented. Due to the variety of applications in the category, there are numerous niche markets created. Each industry has its own manufacturing capacity, distribution system, and consumer. The distribution of the categories is influenced by industry demand, economic situations, legal and regulatory frameworks, and technological development. In 2022, Asia Pacific accounted for a large portion of the market. China dominates both production and demand for caustic soda, as it does with so many other chemical products. It holds around half of the world's caustic soda manufacturing capacity. Shale gas output in the US has significantly increased recently, rising category demand.

Approximately 99.5% of caustic soda consumed worldwide is produced through the conventional chlor-alkali process. Raw materials, production volume, machinery, etc. are the cost components of the category. Energy usage also accounts for a sizable amount of variable costs. Prices for caustic soda increased globally, averaging USD 769/MT in the first quarter of 2023 compared to last year’s average USD 719/MT due to factors such as supply chain disruption and rising energy costs. Sales of caustic soda increased by 17% in Q1FY23 to 278,000 tonnes, with a utilization rate of 89%. Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, China took over the role of Russia and Ukraine as suppliers of chlor-alkali products to Europe, which resulted in shortages in the Asian domestic market and an increase in local pricing. Due to the oversaturation of the market in Europe brought on by cheap imports from China, the prices remained lower in the region.

The category can be sourced from various methods, primarily through the domestic market.  Due to the simple accessibility of production's raw materials, many nations have domestic manufacturing facilities. It provides advantages like lower shipping costs, shorter lead times, and support for the local economy. As per the industry specification quality testing should be done to meet standards and requirements. Suppliers that demonstrate sustainable practices is another factor influencing sourcing intelligence.

Caustic Soda Procurement Intelligence Report Scope 

Report Attribute


Caustic Soda Category Growth Rate

CAGR  5.1% from 2023 to 2030

Base Year for Estimation


Pricing growth Outlook

 2% - 3% (annual)

Pricing Models

Spot pricing, Production and processing pricing, Quality standards pricing, Competition based pricing

Supplier Selection Scope

Cost and pricing, Past engagements, Production capacity, Supply chain and Logistics

Supplier selection criteria

Quality standards, production capacity, pricing, supply chain transparency, transportation and handling, technical specifications, operational capabilities, regulatory standards and mandates, category innovations, and others.

Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, supplier ranking, supplier matrix, emerging technology, pricing models, cost structure, competitive landscape, growth factors, trends, engagement, and operating model

Key companies profiled

Dow Chemical Company , PPG Industries, Hanwha Chemical Corporation, INEOS Group, Solvay SA, BASF SE, FMC Corporation, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Formosa Plastics Group, Tosoh Corporation

Regional scope


Revenue Forecast in 2030

USD 60.44 billion

Historical data

2020 - 2021

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

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Pricing and purchase options

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Should Cost Analysis

Component wise cost break down for better negotiation for the client, highlights the key cost drivers in the market with future price fluctuation for different materials (e.g.: steel, aluminum, etc.) used in the production process

Rate Benchmarking

Offering cost transparency for different products / services procured by the client. A typical report involves 2-3 case scenarios helping clients to select the best suited engagement with the supplier

Salary Benchmarking

Determining and forecasting salaries for specific skill set labor to make decision on outsourcing vs in-house.

Supplier Newsletter

A typical newsletter study by capturing latest information for specific suppliers related to: M&As, technological innovations, expansion, litigations, bankruptcy etc.

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