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Global Soda Ash market was valued at approximately US$ 13.9 Billion in 2020 and is expected to exceed US$ 26.6 Billion by 2025, expanding at a CAGR of 13.9% in terms of revenue; the market volume was around 58.4 Million tons which is anticipated to cross 82.6 million tons from 2020 to 2025. The outbreak of pandemic due to spread of COVID-19 virus has resulted in reduced sales of soda ash owing to the disrupted supply chain. Although the market is witnessing a surge in demand for the product but facing a lack of sufficient due to bulk procurement by the customers.
Soda ash is used as a key ingredient in the form of raw material in various industries worldwide with wide range of applications including glass manufacturing, dry powder detergents, pulp and paper and others. Soda ash in one of the major raw material used in manufacturing of glass and holds ~ 50% of the share in global consumption of soda ash. Hence, growth in demand of glass by numerous end-user industries boost the demand of soda ash at exponential rate. Moreover, due to rising awareness related to personal hygiene, liquid soap also holds a considerable position in the global market. In the agricultural sector, soda ash is used as a natural fertilizer which provides nutrients to soil and improve the soil structure which improves its ability to hold water and nutrients in a better way. Thus, increasing adoption owing to wide areas of application is estimated to have a positive impact on the market
Soda ash manufacturing uses Solvay Process as an ecologization method—formerly the manufacturing process uses Leblanc method. According to various studies conducted on and vicinity of soda ash heaps to check soil environment shows that long-time production of soda ash has an insignificant impact on the local soils due to strong alkalinity of the waste. Soda ash manufacturing account for one of the key CO2 emitter industrial product along with alumina, plate glass, calcium carbine and ammonia in the world. Hence, negative environment impact due to soda ash manufacturing will negatively influence the overall market growth over the forecast period.
Fluctuations in the pricing of soda ash has been observed in the last few years due to new market entrants with advanced manufacturing technologies; existing players are striving to increase their production capacities to sustain the growing competition. For instance, Turkey built a new Trona based soda ash plant in Kazan with annual production of 2.5 million tons. Later the same plant increased its production capacity to full by 2018. Additionally, existing plant in Beypazari further expanded annual capacity by 0.5 million tons. This added capacity from the new and existing plants are to double the amount of annual Turkish production to over 5 million tons by 2019.
Based on Type, the market is bifurcated into synthetic and natural type. The process of production is indicated by the type of segment. The production volume of the natural type is lesser as compared to synthetic due to limited availability of reserves that helps in production of the soda ash. Additionally, manufacturing of natural soda ash is way cheaper than the synthetic soda due to usage of lesser raw material. Based on grade, the market is categorized into light, dense and washing soda. Revenue generated from dense soda is more as compared to light soda as the Dense soda ash is a premium quality product that combines a consistently high sodium carbonate content with extremely low impurity levels of chlorides and iron. Dense soda ash is guaranteed to be 99.2% pure, but has a typical purity level of 99.8%, resulting in more products when compared to a lower assay soda ash. Moreover, adoption of soda ash is projected to be highest in the automotive sector owing to applications of soda ash in glass production.
Geographically, Soda ash market has scattered demand and supply rations, largely due to availability of natural limestone reserves. As a result, there is sharp difference in capacity utilization. Current global average capacity utilization is estimated at 71% and is expected to resume to industry average of 81% (pre-covid level) by mid 2021.
Competitive Coverage: Company Profiles
The global Soda Ash market is observed to have an oligopoly nature and is projected to shift towards monopolistic nature due to dominance of selected players owing to high demand of soda ash in the market. Following is the list of manufacturers profiled in the report which are operating across the world:
Soda ash, sodium carbonate is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula Na₂CO₃. It is also widely known as washing soda or crystal soda. Traditionally, it was obtained from the ashes of the plants growing in sodium rich soil and now it is produced by the Solvay process with sodium chloride and limestone. Sodium carbonate/ Soda Ash finds use across applications such as glass manufacturing, water softening, food additives, cooking, detergent manufacturing, among others. Production processes involved for sodium carbonate include mining, barilla & kelp, Leblanc, Solvay and Hou’s process.
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The market is segmented based on type, grade, end-use and geography.
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The report provides market size estimates in US$ Million and Metric Tons for term 2016 – 2025, wherein 2016 – 2018 is historic data, 2019 is the base year, 2020 – 2025 is the forecast period. The market is estimated to record growth of close to US$ 13 Bn, equating to approximately 25 MT over the forecast period.
The market is projected to grow at CAGR of ~7% for volume demand during the forecast period with corresponding volume CAGR estimated at ~14%.
Globally industry has average capacity utilization raging between 62% - 87%.
The report provides details about top players and their production sites, installed capacity, and actual production as part of market share analysis.
We have included price trend for 5 geographic regions – North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America, including India. On average, price rise is expected over the forecast period, with regional price difference margin of approx. 70%.
Report includes information about Import and export destinations for top 5 importers and exporters of n Soda ash.
The report includes analysis of following industries – Industrial, Automotive, Electronics, Power Generation, Environmental, and Distributors. Of these, Automotive alone held more than 30% share in 2020.
India market for Soda ash was valued at more than US$ 850 Million in 2020.
The report includes analysis of following industries - Dyes and Coloring Agents, Water & Wastewater, Glass, Fertilizers, Enameling, Energy & Mining, Glue, Paper & Pulp, Soaps & Detergents, Food & Beverages, and Others. Of which, Glass alone accounts for more than 45% of Industrial share.
Report includes profiles of 13 manufacturers and few suppliers. It also lists down other prominent players which are not extensively profiled. Prominent manufacturers, profiled in report include – Solvay, Tata Chemicals, Ciner Group, Genesis Alkali, Nirma, and CIECH.
Market dynamics section in report highlights factors affecting the growth positively or negatively, along with study of opportunities. In the report, 4 drivers and 2 restraints are extensively analyzed, and their impact is also analyzed. Consumption by Glass industry has been analyzed as strongest factor having high impact throughout the forecast period.
The report analyzed a V shape recovery curve, which can be considered as W recovery trend if analyzed for 3 years gap.
The report analyzes grades as Synthetic and Natural, of which synthetic has higher share due to high price. Likewise, of Light, Dense, and washing soda grades, dense has highest consumption.
Of the 3 glass types – Flat, container, other glass, container has highest share.
West India holds highest demand share, with Gujarat leading the category.