Calcium Hydroxide Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

Calcium Hydroxide Price Trend for the Q1 of 2024

Asia

During the first quarter of 2024, the market trends for calcium hydroxide were observed to fluctuate in accordance with the calcium carbonate prices in the Asian markets. Calcium Hydroxide or slaked lime is sourced from calcium carbonate (limestone) so the costs and availability of limestone manipulate the upstream factors of the calcium hydroxide market immensely. On the demand front, the primary buyers came from the construction and chemical sectors.

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Calcium Hydroxide Price Trend

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Early on the prices were more inclined in the first half of the quarter as the trade situations were still more favorable and the downstream demands were still supporting the positive price transitions. However, the market situation changes slightly in the second half of the said quarter. Especially in China, a severe crisis has been unfolding in the real estate sector where constructors have been running out of credit. Thus, the construction sector in the country plunged significantly impacting the calcium hydroxide market. Because of this, a wavering price pattern was gauged in the Asian region with confined variations; the market sentiments were largely underwhelming.

Europe

In the European calcium hydroxide market, the downstream consumption was not satisfactory for suppliers as the construction sector was still unable to reignite the people’s interest in the war-stricken region. However, despite this, the suppliers were forced to raise the market prices.

A surge in crude oil and shipping prices significantly reduced the revenue buffers for manufacturers. So, to satiate the upstream cost crisis amidst dull demands the suppliers marginally raised the calcium hydroxide prices in Europe. In the United Kingdom, the monthly average prices went from about 253 USD/MT in January’24 to around 262 USD/MT in March’24; this imparted a 3% incline in the country’s slaked lime prices over the said quarter.

North America

Influenced by the reduction in global demands the calcium hydroxide prices acquired a downward wavering trajectory in the American market as well. Inventories were glutted since the beginning of the quarter in January since the demands had been underwhelming in the previous quarter as well.

This time even though the production and processing costs raised the upstream cost support, the suppliers were having to rely increasingly on the domestic consumption alone. Amidst the Red Sea crisis, the shipping costs jumped drastically within the given quarter. This curtailed the offshore trade avenues. Further, the domestic consumers alone were not able to help in sustaining the market prices.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, given the rising trade uncertainties in the global markets, Calcium Hydroxide price trends are likely to behave in a similar manner in the coming months as well.

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Calcium Hydroxide is popularly known as slaked lime finds various used in the wastewater treatment, food processing, construction, and pharmaceutical industries. This compound is generally obtained from the hydration of calcium oxide via a process of slaking. Due to its alkaline properties, the compound readily reacts with even mild acids to produce chemical salts. Its basicity is also exploited in neutralizing acidic soils and controlling the pH levels of various industrial processes.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Calcium Hydroxide
Chemical Formula Ca(OH)2
Industrial Uses Water Treatment, Construction, Food Industry, Agriculture, Leather Production, Pharmaceuticals, Paper Industry
Molecular Weight 74.093 g/mol
Synonyms Hydrated Lime, Caustic Lime, Slaked Lime
Supplier Database Graymont Limited, Lhoist, Mississippi Lime Company, Hydrite Chemical, Carmeuse
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


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Production Process

  • Calcium Hydroxide Production by Slaking

The production of calcium hydroxide is primarily carried out from high-calcium limestone. It is a single step process of slow addition of water to the grounded or crushed calcium oxide. This highly exothermic reaction yields calcium hydroxide in the form of dry white powder. The powder is then refined by the method of air separation in order to remove coarse particles.

Methodology

The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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