Shifting trends reshape world soda ash market

Published: Friday, 12 September 2014

While glass and chemical demand are expected to remain the staple drivers of global soda ash consumption for the next decade, the latest annual study on the industry by IHS reveals that adjustments throughout the supply chain are changing the way the market operates.

The global soda ash industry is undergoing significant structural change, characterised by shifting capacity, the impact of rising costs for synthetic soda ash producers and developments in its core markets. According to global industrial research group IHS, which publishes an annual study covering historical trends as well as ten-year supply...