Soda ash: the year in review

By Michael Greenfield
Published: Wednesday, 20 December 2017

A round-up of pricing, company moves and key issues that affected the soda ash market in 2017.

Pricing and volume
Trade volumes were varied until October this year, according to the most recently published data. The May total was a nine-month high, reflecting exports from China at 178,286 tonnes. Chinese exports hit a nine-month low in October of 96,315 tonnes.

Despite the variation in volumes, spot...