Potassium Carbonate Price Trend and Forecast

Potassium Carbonate Regional Price Overview

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


Potassium Carbonate Price Trend for the Q1 of 2024

Product Category Region Price Time Period
Potassium Carbonate Chemicals USA 1877 USD/MT March 2024
Potassium Carbonate Chemicals Europe 1854 USD/MT March 2024

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The potassium carbonate market exhibited stability in the end phase of the first quarter after experiencing slight fluctuations in previous months. The initial declines in the price of potassium chloride were influenced by the weak cost support and minimal changes in the potassium carbonate market. These fluctuations in the prices of domestic potassium chloride manufacturers were also a consequence of the onset of the Chinese New Year holidays and spring festivities.

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Potassium Carbonate Price Trends and Forecast

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Overall, the domestic potassium fertilizer market also faced the pressure of swindling production and delays in the spring sowing season, leading to slower shipments and a weak trend in the potassium benzoate market. The market also faced the dire aftereffects of the loss of European and U.S. exports due to the disruption of the Red Sea route and the extension of shipment travel times.


During the first quarter of 2024, the German potassium carbonate market experienced a notable price increase, driven by heightened demand for potassium chloride globally. During the first month, the pace of the market was slow as the decline in overseas purchases, and even the domestic downstream industries also presented dim momentum of the potassium carbonate market. The downstream industries, however, paced forward at an escalating pace, supporting the uptrend in the prices of potassium carbonate.

Additionally, the constrained in the supply chains due to loss of production volumes due to rising cost of manufacturing. Further, the agriculture industries also presented favorable market sentiments with the advent of the spring sowing season, contributing to the uptrend in the pricing patterns of potassium carbonate.

North America

In the first quarter of 2024, the U.S. potassium carbonate market experienced bullish sentiment due to constrained product supply linked to the Red Sea crisis. Initially driven by heightened demand within North American fertilizer markets was carried forward by improved weather conditions.

North America also saw increased demand during the planting season for crops like corn, cotton, and sorghum, aided by relief from prolonged drought conditions further supported the prices of potassium carbonate. However, production setbacks due to freezing temperatures and snowstorms led to the closure of major plants such as U.S. Nitrogen LLC and the BASF, depleted the inventories intensively.

Additionally, the shortage of raw materials due to the loss of Chinese imports further raised the concerns of producers and traders. The trade uncertainties intensified with rebel attacks in the Red Sea, prompting vessel reroutes and increased transportation costs globally.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Potassium Carbonate is expected to incline in the near quarters as the onset of agriculture sowing season and limited availability of raw materials globally are expected to support the uptrend of potassium carbonate prices.

Potassium Carbonate Price Trend for the October - December of 2023


The Asian Potassium Carbonate industry experienced mild oscillations during the fourth quarter of the year 2023. The price graph for Potassium Carbonate readily mimicked the variations in the feedstock potassium hydroxide or caustic potash prices; the fluctuations were confined within closed limits for Potassium Carbonate prices.

Regular market demands from the downstream mechanical, fire retardant, glass, soap, etc. industries pushed the market trend in a positive direction; however, the high stockpiles pulled the trend down. The intricate interplay between the above opposing dynamics caused the concerned Potassium Carbonate to vary during the said period of Q4’23.


The European Potassium Carbonate market trend were no different from the Asian markets. The market demands were largely underwhelming, and the supply constraints due to the freight disturbances also could not support the offshore Potassium Carbonate trade. Overall, swift variations in the Potassium Carbonate market trend were observed in the European markets during the given quarter of the year 2023.

North America

Some borderline stagnancy was observed in the North American Potassium Carbonate market as the supply and demand dynamics exuded some levels of stability during the said period. Though there were some issues in the latter half of the quarter because of various geopolitical stresses, the Potassium Carbonate market strongly followed its feedstock caustic potash market throughout the given time.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, Potassium Carbonate price trend are likely to remain fluctuating in a similar manner going forward. The prices are likely to vary within limited ranges in the coming months as well.

Potassium Carbonate Price Trend for the July - September of 2023


The Asian potassium carbonate market experienced wavering price trend during the third quarter of the year 2023. Since the Chinese industries started opening up at a slow pace after the COVID-19 restrictions were removed, the previous quarters have been slow for potassium carbonate. However, the market started picking up pace in the discussed span.

The steady rise was evident in the consistent incline of downstream demands during the said period. A hike in the feedstock potassium hydroxide and carbon dioxide prices, too supported the positive elevations in the potassium carbonate price graph. However, the second half of the quarter saw the price trend backtracking slightly since the overflowing inventory stocks started dominating the price patterns. So, with slight increments in the first half and decrements in the second half, the potassium carbonate price trend fluctuated within a narrow range during the given period of the third quarter of the year 2023.


The potassium carbonate prices in Europe fluctuated in a similar manner as they did in the Asian market in Q3’23. The first month of the quarter had a good start at the price graph; however, the following months slowed down. These price patterns were mostly influenced by the demand spectrum from downstream welding and glass industries. Overall, mixed market sentiments were observed.

North America

The American potassium carbonate market experienced a continuous decline during the said period. The downstream industries were in a slump primarily because of the heightened interest rates in the region. The general market outlook was observed to be regressive during the said period.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the Potassium Carbonate price trend are likely to remain fluctuating in the coming months given the uncertainties in the market dynamics.

Potassium Carbonate Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


In the Asian region, the Chinese market was still recovering from the lockdown after-effects, so the market was slow and posed very limited queries for Potassium Carbonate. The Chinese market didn’t get much growth; on the other hand, the Indian market had a fairly stable start.

Even with limited offtakes, the supplies were uninterrupted, so the inventories kept getting burdened with excess supplies. In order to promote inventory movement, the suppliers discounted the prices, which resulted in further depletion of the market trend. So, with varied price patterns, the Potassium Carbonate performed poorly in China and had a mo0derate run in India.


The European Potassium Carbonate market exhibited bearish sentiments throughout the discussed period. An overall economic slowdown in the region because of the war between Russia and Ukraine affected the overall industrial output. The high inflation and costs of living substantially reduced the market purchases, ultimately reducing the product demands. With limited purchases and high supplies, the prices had to be reduced to facilitate trade. Overall, Potassium Carbonate had a dull performance in Europe in H1’23.

North America

Just like Europe, the American economy was also struggling with rising inflation and living costs. With the collapse of two major US banks, the interest rates had also skyrocketed; such economic conditions limit the end-user customer base. Hence, the Potassium Carbonate market exhibited feeble sentiments in the American market as it was primarily driven by dull downstream demands.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend for Potassium Carbonate are likely to fluctuate in the upcoming quarter, given the current market dynamics amid economic turmoil.

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About Potassium Carbonate

Potassium carbonate is a dipotassium salt of carbonic acid. It is an odourless deliquescent white powder and is hygroscopic in nature. It dissolves readily in water but is insoluble in alcohol, acetone, and ethanol. It has applications in producing glass, soaps, wire or mead, etc.

Potassium Carbonate Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Potassium Carbonate
Industrial Uses Fire retardant, welding fluxes, buffering agent, mild drying agent, glass, soaps
Chemical Formula K2CO3
HS Number 28364000
CAS Number 584-08-7
Synonyms Carbonate of potash, Dipotassium carbonate, Pearl ash
Molecular Weight 138.205 g/mol
Supplier Database Evonik Industries AG, UNID GLOBAL Corporation, Oxy (Occidental Petroleum Corporation), Armand products, Vynova Group, AGC Chemicals, Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited, Altair Chimica
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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Potassium Carbonate Production Processes

The reaction between potassium hydroxide and carbon dioxide produces potassium carbonate. The reaction results in the formation of hydrated potash, which is further heated to give the hydrated potassium carbonate salt.


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