China soda ash supply to dip in Q2 amid producer maintenance outages

By Albert Li
Published: Monday, 22 May 2017

Maintenance shutdowns in China in Q2 are set to reduce the availability of soda ash, a move producers believe may lead to higher prices, however lower levels of domestic demand may stymie price increases.

A number of Chinese soda ash producers are planning equipment maintenance in the second quarter of 2017, with 9m tonnes of capacity expected to be affected.

Four producers have already stopped for maintenance in April, with another eight planning on outages in May, and at least three more expected to...

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