Chinese soda ash industry slumps as overcapacity bites
Published: Wednesday, 24 September 2014
China’s real estate bubble and its inevitable deflation has impacted the Chinese industrial minerals market severely. Both titanium dioxide (TiO2) markets and soda ash have been highlighted over the last week as being impacted by the lull in construction and it is hard to see when, or if, this market will turn around.
Presentations delivered at the 2014 World Soda Ash Conference
in Shanghai, China, have revealed that the Chinese soda
ash industry is undergoing a slump.
Delegates and speakers at the industry event, which was held
over three days last week, attributed the sluggish market to
overcapacity and a lack of demand from the...