Report FeaturesDetails
Product NameSoda Ash
Synonyms497-19-8, Sodium carbonate, Washing soda, Soda crystals
Industrial UsesChemical synthesis, Soaps and detergents, Cleaning agents, Glass manufacture, Rayon, Water softening, Food additive and cooking, Pulp and paper manufacture, Metallurgy, Drugs, Inexpensive, weak base
Supplier DatabaseSolvay SA, Tata Chemicals Ltd., BASF SE, Shandong Haihua Co. Ltd, Tronox Ltd, Nirma Ltd.
Molecular Weight105.988 g/mol
Chemical FormulaNa2CO3 or CNa2O3
Region/Countries CoveredAsia Pacific: China , India, Indonesia, Pakistan,  Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand,  South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal,  Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore,  Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand
Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden,  Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland , Norway,  Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece
North America: United States and Canada
Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia,  Chile, Ecuador, and Peru
Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
CurrencyUS$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database AvailabilityYes
Customization ScopeThe report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Soda ash is the generic name for sodium carbonate. Soda ash is also commonly called as washing soda and soda crystals. It can be classified as an inorganic composite. In addition, all hydrates of sodium carbonate are described as soda ash. Under normal conditions, all types of sodium carbonate are white solids. Soda ash is soluble in water and when dissolved in water it forms somewhat alkaline solutions. Conventional procedure to create soda ash includes the blazing of plants that develop in sodium-rich soils and there after collecting their ashes.

Soda ash forms carbonic and sodium hydroxide when it is dissolved in water. It appears as a white coloured powder and is odourless when it is in its purest form. Soda ash comparatively has strong base and can act as an antacid.

Soda ash is commonly prepared by using one of the four methodologies – the Solvay process, the Leblanc process, the Dual-process, and the Electrolytic process.

The entire global output of soda ash is concentrated on the United States, China, Europe, and India. The manufacturing capacity of soda ash is prominently concentrated in China and the United States holding 60 percent of the total volume in the global market. The five main countries importing soda ash based on the volume are India, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, and Germany that jointly carry 44 percent of the worldwide import demand capability.

Key Details About the Soda Ash Price Trend:

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Industrial Uses Impacting Soda Ash Price Trend:


There are several industrial uses that are impacting Soda Ash prices globally. Soda ash is utilised as the source of sodium sulfite/bi-sulfite pulping liquors that is put to use in the sulfite, CMP, and CTMP methodologies as well as in NSSC pulping. Additionally, soda ash is predominantly employed as a static alkali for the production of other alkali commodities, sodium salts, glass, soap, sodium silicates, detergent, bicarbonates, bichromates, cellulose and rayon, iron and steel, aluminum, cleaning compounds, textiles and dyestuffs, drugs and among other constituents.

Moreover, the product is also utilised as an alkali for domestic purposes and as washing powder for cleaning clothes by laundries. Besides this the most generic commodities that are made by using soda ash is glass. Over 50 percent of the total sodium carbonate manufactured across the globe utilised for this purpose.

Furthermore, soda ash being the most popular industrial chemical, is used in not only food and cosmetic products, but it is also applied in agricultural industry chemicals like fertilizers.

Key Market Players:

  • Solvay SA
  • Tata Chemicals Ltd.
  • Shandong Haihua Co. Ltd
  • Tronox Ltd, Nirma Ltd.

News and Events:

  • November 28, 2022 – being the leader in the soda ash global market, Solvay, aims at becoming a champion that would adopt both scientific advancement and climate. The company’s aspirations in Dombasle are being accomplished in partnership with Veolia and the support of the government of France, the Grand Est region, ADEME and committed investors.
  • August 11, 2022 – Tata Chemicals gained profits from the stretched soda ash market. The company’s operating and net revenues soared as it profited from the elevated prices and realisations.

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