Soda Ash Price Trends

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Chart Description

Procurement Resource provides prices of Soda Ash for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa

About Soda Ash:

Soda Ash, an inorganic compound, is the disodium salt of carbonic acid. It is soluble in water and can be found in nature. Soda Ash produces carbonic acid and sodium hydroxide when dissolved in water. It has strong alkaline taste and was traditionally derived from the ashes of plants growing in sodium-rich soils. 

Chemical Formula of Soda Ash:

  • Na2CO3 or CNa2O3 

Synonyms:

  • 497-19-8
  • Sodium carbonate
  • Washing soda
  • Soda crystals

Molecular Weight

  • 105.988 g/mol

Industrial Uses:    

  • Chemical synthesis
  • Soaps and detergents
  • Cleaning agents 
  • Glass manufacture
  • Rayon
  • Water softening
  • Food additive and cooking 
  • Pulp and paper manufacture
  • Metallurgy 
  • Drugs
  • Inexpensive, weak base

Production Processes

  • Production of Soda Ash via Solvay Process; and via Leblanc Process

In the Solvay process, limestone and brine are utilised in the production of Soda Ash. This method produces Soda Ash as the primary component while calcium chloride as the by-product. 

Procurement Resource also provides the production cost analysis of Soda Ash.

Supplier Database

  • Solvay SA
  • Tata Chemicals Ltd.
  • BASF SE 
  • Shandong Haihua Co. Ltd
  • Tronox Ltd
  • Nirma Ltd.

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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).