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Calcium Hypochlorite Price Trend and Forecast
Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Calcium Hypochlorite in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).
Calcium Hypochlorite Price Trend for the First Half of 2023
Calcium Hypochlorite prices depend on its feedstock materials, slaked lime (Ca(OH)2), and chlorine prices. As the Chinese markets and manufacturing sectors started reviving, the budding industry exhibited some upward movement. The prices fluctuated on the higher side for most of quarter one, especially in the Chinese domestic market, given the size of their manufacturing economy.
However, the momentum pulled a reverse gear with the shift in quarters. With rapidly rising inventory levels and consistent oversupply, the demands couldn’t keep up with the momentum and plateaued, disrupting the dynamics between Calcium Hypochlorite supply and demand. Hence, the prices were observed to be swinging low in the second quarter.
The European Calcium Hypochlorite market followed the Asian footsteps. As the European market is very import-dependent, the price trend were still positive in the first quarter but slumped in the second. Low upstream cost support also pushed toward such trend. As the freight charges started normalizing and newer trade routes got active, the economic activities around Calcium Hypochlorite also started normalizing.
The American Calcium Hypochlorite market was driven by the lowered downstream demands. The Calcium Hypochlorite prices witnessed a downward wavering trend. High inventories were also responsible as the existing inventories could easily cater to the posed feeble demands.
According to Procurement Resource, market projections seem dull for Calcium Hypochlorite in the upcoming months since most regions are witnessing high stock levels amid feeble demands.
Calcium Hypochlorite Price Trend for the Second Half of 2022
After riding high in H1, Calcium Hypochlorite price trend took a turn towards the south during the said period. The Chinese covid restrictions, power rationing, and freight disruptions were solved cutting upstream costs considerably. As feedstock chlorine and slaked lime (NaOH) too observed a mixed trend during H2, 2022, it affected the calcium hypochlorite prices. The Calcium Hypochlorite price trend remained low, but as the ear end approached the market rebounded a little because of demand emergence.
Contrary to the Asian market, the European market had an upward trend for Calcium Hypochlorite prices in the initial phase of H2 2022. Economic inflation and a severe energy crisis wounded market dynamics at all levels. Freight resumptions aided the situation a little bit in later Q4, but a long period of instability caused demand destruction. Hence, the demand disruption negatively impacted the calcium hypochlorite price trend.
Calcium Hypochlorite demonstrated very mixed, oscillating price patterns in H2 2022. Lowered downstream demands and eased market dynamics post-removal of Chinese restrictions and port congestion brought the price trend down. Calcium Hypochlorite price trend mostly remained low swinging as inventories could very much support whatever little demand there was in the market.
According to Procurement Resource, Calcium Hypochlorite is expected to have a fluctuating price trajectory in the coming quarter. As the inventories are full and upstream situations have eased, it is the market demand that is going to be the determining factor.
Calcium Hypochlorite Price Trend For the First Half of 2022
Calcium hypochlorite is formed via the reaction of slaked lime with chlorine gas. Hence, the prices of these feedstocks govern the price trend for calcium hypochlorite. During the first quarter, the Russian invasion of Ukraine caused crude oil prices to surge, thus creating unprecedented volatility in the global market.
This volatility was quite visible in the Asian market, where slaked lime and chlorine gas prices soared. The booming downstream demand amid the trade restrictions and high upstream operating cost caused the prices of slaked lime to increase, averaging 240 USD/MT CFR Qingdao.
At the beginning of the second quarter, the prices reached a new high due to the western sanctions against Russia, trade bottlenecks and increased freight costs. However, the increasing covid cases, restrictions, and cautious buying activity of buyers due to demand destruction caused the prices of slaked lime to decrease. In the Indian market, the price of chlorine gas fell by 2% quarter-on-quarter basis. Hence, the price trend for calcium hypochlorite weakened towards the end of the second quarter as the feedstock prices relaxed.
The European market suffered the worst consequences of the Russia-Ukraine war. The soaring crude oil and gas prices triggered an acute energy crisis in Europe, causing double-digit inflation. Amid these inflated prices, the price of feedstock slaked lime averaged 340 USD/MT FD France. However, the prices stabilized and began to fall in the second quarter due to the uncertainty in market supply and baulking out of buyers.
The price trend in US domestic market mimicked the global outlook. The price of limestone saw a hike of 10% during the months of march to June owing to the market inflation, demand, and supply side issues. The price of chlorine gas soared due to the shutdown of many Chlor-alkali plants in the US during the first quarter. However, the prices of calcium hypochlorite relaxed towards the end of the second quarter because of the demand destruction and lowered costs of primary feedstocks.
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Commonly used as a bleaching agent, calcium hypochlorite is a white granular solid with a distinct chlorine odor. While non-combustible, however, it accelerates the burning of combustible materials. It is a common irritant to the eyes and skin, mainly obtained through the t reaction of slaked lime with chlorine gas. Calcium hypochlorite is a potent oxidizing agent used in water purification and as a disinfectant for swimming pools.
|Bleaching Agent, Water Purification, Disinfectants, Pulp and Paper Processing, Textiles
|Hypochlorous acid calcium salt, Bleaching powder, Calcium oxychloride, Chloride of lime
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Via Slaked Lime and Chlorine gas: Calcium hypochlorite is produced by chlorinating an aqueous suspension of calcium hydroxide (slaked lime). Then the excess liquid is removed, forming a cake. This cake is further centrifugated to remove the impurities and obtain the desired product.
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