Chinese soda ash: Mission creep
Published: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Rising supply and contracting domestic demand for Chinese soda ash is upping the rate of overspill into exports. Laura Syrett, Acting Editor, looks at how this trend is threatening the market share of other exporters, including the highly influential North American trade body, ANSAC.
China’s soda ash industry has set its sights on
a larger share of the global market. Although it has scaled
back its capacity expansion plans considerably in the last
year, production levels are still rising and the
country’s producers are looking for external
markets to offload material that cannot be...