Caustic Potash Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Trend

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

Caustic Potash Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


During the initial half of the first quarter, the market of caustic potash faced a declining trajectory, given the pressure of inflation and the slow recovery of the Asia Pacific market from a long stretch of covid-19 restrictions. However, towards the end of the quarter, the caustic potash market regained its momentum with the surge in demand from the downstream agrochemical industries.

But the second quarter did not follow in the footsteps of the first quarter as the prices of caustic potash declined due to the problems of oversupply. In addition to this, there was a significant decline in the demand from overseas and domestic buyers, along with a reduction in the costs of production. The agrochemical industries witnessed slow growth that, in turn, also hampered the price trend of caustic potash in the Asia-Pacific region.


The pressure of inflation and the weak purchasing potential of buyers hampered the price trend of caustic potash in the first quarter of 2023. The European economy also witnessed a stagnant period that further led to a decline in the demand from the agrochemical and cleaning industries.

In the second quarter also, the cost of energy production, demand from downstream industries, and rising piles of stocks hampered the growth of the prices of caustic potash. The European sector also seemed to have entered into an initial phase of recession, due to which the markets struggled to maintain their momentum, and as a result, the price trend of caustic potash declined in Europe.

North America

The falling demand from the downstream industries and high inventory levels proved to be a problem for the market of caustic potash in the first quarter. The supply of the product in this quarter was enough to cater to the number of inquiries from overseas buyers, while the domestic market remained muted. Similarly, the second quarter was also not much different from the first as, in addition to the above challenges, the economic pressure of the failure of two major US banks led to a soar in the rates of inflation. This, in turn, lowered the buying potential of consumers and thus caused the price trend of caustic potash to move southwards.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Caustic Potash is estimated to showcase a falling trajectory as the demand from agrochemical and related industries is slumping, which will cast a negative impact on the market.

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Caustic potash or potassium hydroxide is a strong alkaline solution with high solubility in water. This inorganic salt has a wide range of applications in industries such as soap, detergents, petroleum refining, food processing, and other related sectors. In addition to this, it is also used in pH adjustments, saponification, and several other chemical reactions.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Caustic Potash
Chemical formula KOH
Industrial Uses Soap production, Catalysis, Rubber and plastics industry, Battery production, Metal cleaning and etching, Paper industry
CAS Number 1310-58-3
Molecular weight 56.10 g/mol
HS Code 28152000
Supplier Database UNID Company Ltd, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Tessenderlo Group, Olin Corporation, Erco Worldwide Inc, Chengdu Huarong Chemical Company Limited
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 Processes

The electrolysis of aqueous solution of potassium chloride produces potassium and chloride ions. The reduction of potassium ions at cathode produces potassium that on further reaction with water produces caustic potash as the final product.


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