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Alum Regional Price Trend

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Alum in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Alum Price Trend for the First Half of 2022


The primary feedstock required for the commercial production of Alum is aluminium sulfate and potassium sulfate. The prices of potassium sulfate remained strong in the Chinese domestic market despite the trade restrictions and surging prices. The feedstock potassium sulfate prices averaged around 4333.33-5050 RMB/MT in the Chinese market during the year's first half.

These higher prices were due to the heated potash fertilizer market. With the tight supply and the rising demand from buyers owing to the winter storage, the prices remained heightened throughout. These inflated prices affected the price trends of Alum, tipping the scales to the higher side.


Since Russia and Belarus are the key players in the fertilizer market, retaliatory sanctions against them opposing trade negatively impacted the European markets. With the farming season in full swing, the demand for potash hit an all-time high, and hence the prices of potassium sulfate increased. The European price trends were in line with their Asian counterpart.

North America

The price trends for Alum followed the same pattern as the global outlook. The continuing Russian-Ukrainian confrontations led to increased crude oil and natural gas prices with a looming threat of stagnation. However, the strong demand from the farming sector has kept the prices of feedstock potash afloat.

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Alum is the hydrated double sulfate salt of aluminium which consists of one X cation. This cation can be substituted by many elements depending on which the properties of Alum changes. The most common Alum is the aluminium potassium sulfate, where the X cation is replaced with a Potassium ion. It has been widely used as a flocculation agent since ancient times. It is used widely in several industries like textiles, paper processing, leather, etc.

Product Details:

Report Features Details
Product Name Alum
HS CODE 283330
CAS Number 10043-67-1
Industrial Uses Electroplating, Pulp and Paper Processing, Disinfectants or Biocides, Sewer and Wastewater Treatment, Leather Tanning and Processing, Textiles
Chemical Formula KAl(SO4)2 or AlKO8S2
Synonyms Aluminium potassium sulfate, Potassium alum, Potash alumAluminium potassium bis(sulphate)
Molecular Weight 258.21g/mol
Supplier Database Merck KGaA, Zibo Dazhong Edible Chemical, Nutrien
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China , India, Indonesia, Pakistan,  Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand,  South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal,  Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore,  Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden,  Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland , Norway,  Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia,  Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

Production Processes:

  • Production of Alum from Alunite; Via Precipitation

An equimolar mixture of hydrated aluminium sulfate and potassium sulfate is dissolved in minimal quantity of water in the presence of sulfuric acid. This mixture is subjected to crystallization, and crystals of potash alum are obtained.

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