Chromium Oxide Price Trend and Forecast

Chromium Oxide Regional Price Overview

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

 

Chromium Oxide Price Trend for the Second Half of 2023

Chromium oxide finds widespread use as a pigment in the manufacturing of paints, ceramics, and plastics due to its vibrant green color and excellent lightfastness properties. Moreover, it serves as a crucial component in the production of refractory materials, catalysts, and polishing agents. The demand for chromium oxide is primarily driven by the construction, automotive, and aerospace industries, where its corrosion-resistant properties and durability are highly exploited.
 

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Chromium Oxide Price Trends

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The first half of 2023 did not prove to be very beneficial for the chromium oxide prices, and the same scenario of market dynamics was observed during the H2 of 2023, too. These weak fundamentals of the market were based on the slow growth rate of the downstream construction and aerospace sectors worldwide. Further, due to the rising tensions at European ports amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas crisis and re-routing of many trade routes, the paints, ceramics, and chemical manufacturing sectors also faced the loss of trade due to which they reduced their procurement of chromium oxide, leading to a southward movement of chromium oxide price trend.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Chromium Oxide is estimated to face a continuous string of challenges consisting of limited trading activities, rising inflationary pressure, and subdued procurement from the downstream industries.
 

Chromium Oxide Price Trend for the First Half of 2023

Chromium Oxide or Chromia is a naturally occurring stable coloring agent used as a pigment primarily in glass, ink, paint, etc industries. Though it is present in nature, the quantities are in trace amounts, so it is also produced in laboratories with the help of sodium dichromate and sulphur. Hence, the prices also largely depend on these feedstock materials along with the downstream demands from the construction sectors.

After rising high for most of the year 2022, the Chromium Oxide prices started declining in the last quarter (of 2022), following the sodium dichromate prices and continued declining till the end of Q2 in 2023 since the consuming sectors were struggling gravely.

In Asia, the aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic were still rough, and Europe was witnessing a war, so the markets faced high inflation, raising the costs of almost all commodities. As the demand reduced and the unused products kept lying in the inventories, the suppliers reduced the prices to vacate the stocks in hopes of positive product movements. Overall, the price trend of Chromium Oxide remained in a slump throughout the said period.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the Chromium Oxide prices do not show very promising projections for the upcoming months since the downstream demands will likely be feeble.

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About Chromium Oxide

Chromium oxide, also known as chromia, is an inorganic compound. Chromium oxide owns a corundum structure, with a hexagonal close-packed array of oxide anions, along with two-thirds of the octahedral holes filled by chromium. Similar to corundum, chromium oxide is a tough, brittle material. It is not readily attacked by acids.

Chromium Oxide Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Chromium Oxide
Industrial Uses Colorant for glass, inks, paints, Construction and building materials
Chemical Formula Cr2O3
Synonyms Chromic acid, chromium salt
Molecular Weight 151.99 g/mol
Supplier Database Venator Materials LLC, Sun Chemical Corporation, Elementis plc, Hebei Chromate Chemical Co. Ltd., MidUral Group, LANXESS Aktiengesellschaft, American Elements Corp.
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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Chromium Oxide Production Processes

  • Production of Chromium Oxide from Sodium Dichromate

Sulphur reacts with sodium dichromate at high temperatures and reduces it, resulting in the production of chromium oxide and sodium sulphate.

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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