Soda ash latest news

  • May 2014

    Soda ash market to reach highs of 70m tonnes by 2020

    09 May 2014

    Demand for flat glass in construction and automotive industries from emerging economies will significantly increase growth in the market, as reflected in positive Q1 results from some of the major soda ash players.

  • OCI achieves 15.6% increase in earnings for Q1

    08 May 2014

    Increased prices and production volumes has led to yet another soda ash company announcing good first quarter results. The global market is expected to grow at a rate of 3-4% over the next ten years as a result of increased demand from the glass and detergent markets.

  • Price Briefing 2 – 8 May

    08 May 2014

    Refractory bauxite prices stable while rutile and fertiliser minerals offer bleak outlooks

  • FMC shows growth as lithium and soda ash recover

    07 May 2014

    FMC is the second multi-faceted producer to point to gains in the soda ash space in as many days, but it is also interesting that the producer pointed to an increase in demand in the lithium space from the energy storage sector.

  • Solvay to boost Green River production; shows Q1 soda ash price effect

    06 May 2014

    Soda ash markets are improving is the message taken away from the latest set of results from Solvay. While the company seeks to boost its own production it also highlights the gains made in this market, against losses made elsewhere.

  • Clariant posts net loss despite sales growth in developing economies

    02 May 2014

    Net losses for the Swiss chemicals producer show the negative impact of unfavourable currency exchange on geographically diversified businesses. Recent divestments and unfavourable weather also impacted on the company’s profits, but will help Clariant reduce costs in 2014.