Sodium Chlorate Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

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

Sodium Chlorate Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


Initially, in the first quarter, the price trend of sodium chlorate inclined owing to the stable equilibrium of supply-demand market dynamics. But soon, a drastic decline in the trend was caused by the high overflow of inventory levels even when the demand from the detergents and paper industries was strong. However, the situation improved in the second quarter as the prices of sodium chlorate moved towards a stable trend.

The demand from downstream industries remained strong till May, which reduced the level of stockpiles. In June, the price trend of sodium chlorate was challenged by the weak rates of production and low support from the feedstock materials.


In European nations, the price trend of sodium chlorate showed signs of improvement in the first quarter of 2023. The number of new orders from the detergents and paper industries supported the growth of the sodium chlorate price trend. The level of inventories in this quarter was also low, which further led to the positive movement of sodium chlorate prices. This trend continued in the second quarter too.

The inclining demand and strong market momentum helped the sodium chlorate market to incline. In addition to this, the rise in the cost of feedstock materials also led to the positive movement of the prices of sodium chlorate.

North America

In North America, the sodium chlorate market spiked rapidly with the demand from the detergents and paper industries, while the supply chains remained restricted throughout the quarter. In the second quarter, there was a slight glitch in the month of May, but majorly, the price trend of sodium chlorate remained afloat. In April, the incline was major as the overall market activities had a positive impact on the price trend. After the slump in May, the trend improved again and remained bullish overall.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Sodium Chlorate is estimated to depict an inclining trajectory with consistent demand from the downstream industries and positive sentiments shown by the feedstock materials.

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Sodium chlorate has the appearance of a white crystalline powder that is easily miscible in water. It is naturally hygroscopic. Sodium chlorate is available in the form of dust, spray, and granules. It decomposes at temperatures above 300°C, releasing oxygen and leaving sodium chloride behind. It is widely produced, particularly for use in bleaching pulp to produce high-brightness paper.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Sodium Chlorate
Industrial Uses Pulp and Bleaching Industry, Chlorates of Other Metals, Leather Tanning, Dyes
Chemical Formula NaClO3
Synonyms Sodium chlorate(V)
Molecular Weight 106.44 g mol−1
Supplier Database Eka Chemicals, Erco Worldwide, Canexus, Kemira Oyj, China First Chemical Holdings 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

  • Sodium Chlorate Production from Sodium Chloride

A typical electrolysis procedure is used to produce sodium chlorate from sodium chloride. To remove contaminants, salt is first dissolved and then purified. The refined salt is dissolved in chlorate electrolyte and circulated through the electrolyte system. Prior to electrolysis, HCL is added to the electrolyte. When water is reduced on the cathodes and chloride ions are oxidised on the anodes, hydrogen gas is produced. To eliminate chlorine, the gas from the electrolytic cells and reactor tanks is washed with alkaline. The vacuum crystallizer discharges a sodium chlorate crystal slurry.


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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