Soda ash market expected to face tight supply through 2022

By Alex Cook
Published: Tuesday, 07 December 2021

Global soda ash markets will potentially face supply shortages due to anticipated increases in demand next year and the curbing of production capacity in China.

Prices increased in recent weeks while the supply and demand imbalance picture unfolded. The onset of contract negotiations for 2022 and beyond have brought to light the lack of supply availability for some producers, with consumers anticipating increased demand in 2022.

Freight bottlenecks this year have slowed trade flows and material...

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