Report Abstract: Caustic Soda & Chlorine
This Market Intelligence Report focuses on the chlorine and caustic soda marketplace in the United States from a supply chain sourcing perspective. Chlorine and caustic soda includes chlorine and caustics soda products. Primarily a fragmented industry, chlorine and caustic soda has a well developed supplier base. The chlorine and caustic soda category has low product segmentation and serves primarily industrial markets. The demand for chlorine and caustic soda is generated by various downstream industries with primary drivers including aluminum consumption, PVC consumption, and economic activity. Key costs around the chlorine and caustic soda category include raw materials (salt) and processing costs (electricity, natural gas, labor). The major trends in the chlorine and caustic soda industry include a decline in capacity utilization, among others. Import activity in this sector is medium and is exhibiting an increasing trend. The risk outlook for the chlorine and caustic soda industry is deteriorating based on the macroeconomic environment. Category management best practices around the chlorine and caustic soda industry include strategic sourcing practices and international market dynamic advantages.
Starting with detailed background information to provide category context, this report provides insight into the market drivers around demand and key costs, including both historical and forecasted commodity pricing. The supply base section covers the top suppliers, including high-level overviews and market news. The report presents the NAICS category cost structure and historical, current and future pricing curves as well as average margins on a current and 5 year basis. The trend section reports new and emerging industry directions. Regulatory considerations include developing governmental initiatives. Risk outlooks offer a view into upstream drivers that could adversely affect the industry and category. Insights and Best Practices share winning strategies around the management and sourcing of this category.