Markets show cautious optimism as soda ash demand recovers, IHS says
Published: Monday, 05 October 2020
The global economy has been shaken by the Covid-19 pandemic, which sparked lockdowns resulting in industrial activity in many sectors, including soda ash, being reduced to a bare minimum or a complete halt.
Commoditized products have shown the effects of these
lockdowns on supply, demand, pricing and logistics.
Soda ash-derived products such as glass, powdered detergents
and sodium bicarbonate were in use in almost every country
worldwide, and that industry has suffered too.
Glass lines have been closed in Europe, and soda ash...