Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Liquid Bleach in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).
Liquid Bleach Price Trend for the First Half of 2023
Liquid Bleach observed mixed price trends during the first half of 2023. It continued its downhill in January and fell rapidly, driven by the dull demands. But the market started balancing itself from the next month onward as the trade activities started normalizing. It was around April that the market again took a dipping turn in price trends because of the rapidly rising and overflowing inventory levels. It was only at the end of the second quarter that the market again saw some stabilization owing to the high demand.
In the European Liquid Bleach market, prices oscillated continuously, but the fluctuations were in a narrow range. But as the quarters shifted, the price trends observed some upliftment aided by increasing demands, and these rising trends continued for the next couple of months. However, it was only by the end of the second quarter that the price trends again.
After starting slow in January this year, the Liquid Bleach prices took an upturn quickly. The prices rose rapidly post-January as the downstream demands from the textile and home care sectors increased. But with a rise in inventory levels, the prices again shifted south by the end of the second quarter.
According to Procurement Resource, the price trends for Liquid Bleach are expected to continue fluctuating going forward since the rising inventory levels amid volatile demands are likely to influence the market.
Liquid Bleach Price Trend for the Second Half of 2022
The liquid bleach market in the Asia-Pacific region registered an oscillating pattern in the second half of 2022. From the demand perspective, the price trend witnessed a stable trend. The strengthening of Chinese currency in the international market also supported the inclining price trend of liquid bleach in the region. However, the rise in covid cases and China’s imposed restrictions on trade and production to curb the spread adversely affected the liquid bleach market.
In the European region, the price trend of liquid bleach suffered from weak demand and reduced offtakes along with high supply and thus a rise in inventories was seen in the region. The prices were also affected by the high energy prices, the uncertain market economy, and reduced production rates amid the high costs of manufacturing. The prices of liquid bleach thus subdued as the overall European market struggled to remain afloat in the third and fourth quarters of 2022.
The third quarter of 2022 witnessed an uprising trend in terms of liquid bleach prices. The prices of the commodity were supported by stable demand from the downstream industries and increased profit margins. The fourth quarter was, however, somewhat stagnant as with the rising market uncertainties, the confidence of consumers declined along with reduced trade activities and declining industrial output.
According to Procurement Resource, the price trends for liquid bleach are likely to remain unsettled in the coming quarter. The problem of oversupply, weak global economy, and high energy production costs will continue to plague the prices of liquid bleach.
Liquid Bleach Price Trend For the First Half of 2022
With the reemergence of covid-19 and strict precautionary restrictions, factories' output suffered causing the prices of liquid bleach to rise drastically amid the increasing demand. The higher prices led to the phenomenon of demand destruction, hence the prices dwindled and stabilized after a while. The removal of restrictions caused the factories to churn out products at faster rates but the cautious buying activity of the market did not let the prices of liquid bleach increase beyond a certain level.
The price of liquid bleach was observed to rise on the European market as a result of supplies being impacted and industrial activity being interrupted by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The European market first observed chlorine shortages due to varied production cutbacks in late March. Liquid chlorine prices jumped by more than 5% in March. The prices of liquid chlorine remained strong in the second quarter owing to the robust demand from the home-care industries.
Prices for liquid bleach increased as a result of numerous chlor-alkali plant closures in North America during the first quarter of 2022. Businesses were under pressure as a result of the shortage of goods brought on by these interruptions. Buyers in May showed enthusiasm for their purchases as they anticipated a severe chlorine shortage in the second quarter of 2022. Because of this, liquid bleach prices rose in the american domestic market.
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Bleach is used to whiten or remove the natural colours of fibres and paper in textiles industries. Liquid Bleach is typically a solution of sodium hypochlorite in water with 5-6 % conc by weight. It is used as a disinfectant due to its ability to denature proteins in microorganisms, thereby killing them. Chemically, Bleach is nucleophilic, i.e., they are proton lovers. Bleach oxidizes the other substances ( stains) by removing the outer electrons and attracting the protons toward themselves.
|Product Name||Liquid Bleach|
|Industrial Uses||Textiles, Pulp and Paper Industries, Disinfectant, Wastewater treatment, Homecare products|
|Synonyms||Bleach, Sodium hypochlorite, Clorox, Hypochlorous acid sodium salt|
|Molecular Weight||74.44 g/mol|
|Supplier Database||Evonik Industries AG, Kemira, Arkema, Clariant, Dow|
|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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Liquid Bleach is prepared by absorbing chlorine gas in a cold sodium hydroxide solution. The reaction process yields sodium chloride, sodium hypochlorite and water as products. There is no need to isolate them to prepare sodium hypochlorite as NaCl obtained is further subjected to electrolysis producing NaClO.
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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