Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Calcium Sulfate in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).
Calcium Sulfate Price Trend for the Second Half of 2022
The Asia-Pacific market saw a sluggish trend in terms of prices of calcium sulfate in the third and fourth quarters of 2022. The region witnessed stockpiling of inventories, declining production costs of calcium powder, and reduced uptakes from the end-user industries. The fourth quarter in specific observed a significant dip as the market for calcium and its related salts such as citrate, carbonate, etc., struggled to gain momentum. The industries had to lower their cost of production and the implication of covid restrictions further worsened the situation and led to the declining price trends for calcium sulfate.
The downward trajectory in the prices of calcium and its derivatives was observed in Europe as the prices fell majorly due to high inflation rates, reduced offtakes, and reduced demand from the end-user pharmaceutical industries in the third quarter of 2022. The prices also plunged owing to low prices requested by significant importing nations, rising inventories, and rising uncertainties in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries in the fourth quarter, thereby continuing the declining trend for calcium sulfate prices.
The North American market was also not much different from the European and Asia-Pacific regions as a remarkable drop in the prices of calcium salts was observed in the third quarter of 2022. The weak demand from the end-user industries, high supply rates, and reduced support from feedstock prices played a major role in this drop in the prices of the commodity in both the third and fourth quarters of 2022.
According to Procurement Resource, the prices of calcium sulfate are likely to rise sharply in the upcoming quarters as the prices trend of calcium powder and other derivatives are expected to register an upward trajectory as the demand returns from the end-user markets.
Calcium Sulfate Price Trend For the First Half of 2022
Gypsum is a natural mineral that is the dihydrate form of calcium sulfate. It is subject to further treatment to get the anhydrous calcium sulfate. Hence, the price trends for calcium sulfate closely follow that of gypsum. In the Chinese domestic market, feedstock gypsum prices surged due to supply-side constraints and rising inflation.
Gypsum is marketed at different rates depending on the final setting time. In China, the price of gypsum powder with 15 min final setting time averaged 370 RMB/MT, whereas the price of high-quality gypsum powder with 40 min final setting time averaged 660 RMB/MT.
In Mexico, gypsum's price and demand have increased by 12% since April 2022. In the USA, the producer price index for gypsum has risen from 315.51 in January to 338.09 in June 2022, indicating a constant price rise. The material shortages, rising prices and labour shortages have caused the building costs to increase by 10% between March to June 2022 in the US domestic market. Thus, the price trends of calcium sulfate remained anchored globally owing to the increased prices of feedstock gypsum.
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Calcium sulfate is a naturally occurring calcium salt. It is commonly known in its dihydrate form, gypsum- an odorless white power. Calcium sulfate crystals sometimes have a blue, grey, or reddish tinge or can be brick red. It is a common groundwater contaminant, causing hardness that cannot be removed by boiling. Calcined gypsum is used in making tile, wallboard, lath, and various plasters. When gypsum is heated, it loses three-quarters of its water, becoming the hemihydrate commonly known as Plaster of Paris, a widely used construction material.
|Product Name||Calcium Sulfate|
|Industrial Uses||Construction, Desiccant, Mining, Feed Additives, Food Industry, Dentistry|
|Synonyms||Calcium Sulphate, Plaster of Paris, Drierite, Gypsum|
|Molecular Weight||136.14 g/mol|
|Supplier Database||Shuanghua Gypsum, Leixin Gypsum, USG Corporation, Hubei Longyuan Gypsum, Saint-Gobain|
|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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Gypsum is a natural mineral that is the dihydrate form of calcium sulfate. It is mined and subjected to further treatment to obtain the desired anhydrous calcium sulfate.
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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