Soda Ash Manufacturers to Prioritize Production Capacity Expansion in Line with Expanding Applicability: PMR Report

December 30, 2019 Market Scan6

The global sales of soda ash reached nearly 55,000 (‘000 Tons) in 2018, reveals the latest report on the soda ash market. According to the analysis, the soda ash market is projected to grow by close to 4% CAGR during the forecast period.

Rising demand for soda ash in glass production majorly from buildings & construction, and from automotive industry is likely to lift the soda ash market during the forecast period. According to the study, noteworthy production of glass and ceramics in construction, renovation and automation industry has in turn led to the growth of the soda ash market. Moreover, the heavy demand for glass in food packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, and personal care is set to directly contribute to the growth of soda ash market during the forecast period. Furthermore, significant demand for soda ash in detergents, paper & pulp, chemical, and other similar industries are contributing to the growth of the soda ash market throughout the forecast period. The global soda ash market has projected a value of USD 17 billion in 2018, and is likely to reach a market valuation of USD 25 billion by the end of 2029.

Key Market Players Eying Opportunities in Strategic M&A Soda ash market is a highly fragmented market owing to the presence of number of small scale and international market players. Industry players have emphasis on the key developments, such as expansion, merger, and acquisition, to fulfil the increased demand of soda ash generated from end-users across various regions such as Europe, South Asia, and East Asia. For instance, in 2017, Ciech SA acquired JANIKOSODA S.A., manufacturer of soda and salts in Poland to expand the business overseas and enhance presence in domestic market. Furthermore, the soda ash market being highly consolidated and major market players account for more than ~70-80% in the overall markets. So, in order to sustain in the intense market competition, mergers & acquisitions are a key trend. Moreover, many manufacturers are focusing on expansion of production capabilities for soda ash owing to changing governmental regulations and policies on soda ash, which in turn, propels the growth of the soda ash market in the forecast period. As per report’s deep dive analysis, key players in the soda ash market are offering soda ash with characteristic properties, based on density such as light and dense. Moreover, maximum demand for soda ash in from the glass and ceramics end use industry followed by soaps & detergents industry, which will result in heavy upsurge in the soda ash market growth during the forecast period China’s Prominence in Global Market Remains Intact Owing to factors such as stable political backdrop, and governmental regulations on soda ash in the country, China is likely to capture prominent market shares in soda ash market during the forecast period. Strong presence of major market players in the country and entrance in mergers & acquisition activities is key a factor pushing the soda ash market growth in China.

Soda Ash Market: Vendor Insights Report’s business analysis also highlights inventive perceptions about the competitive set-up of the soda ash market and distinctive approaches of prominent market players. Some key players in the market are Solvay SA, Ciner Group, Tata Chemicals Limited, CIECH S.A, Genesis Energy, LP, NIRMA LIMITED, GHCL Limited, DCW Ltd., ICI Pakistan Limited, Sahand Industrial Group, Novacap Group, Soda Sanayii A.S., and among others. Several major players of the soda ash market are adopting various strategies related to the demand point of view, from manufacturers and buyers. Significant developments & latest innovations, investments in the R&D to enrich product portfolio, and among others. Recently, Ciner group bought 75% share of the OCI Resources LP, which holds 1% share in the OCI Wyoming, world’s largest producer of soda ash. This made the Ciner group one of the prominent players in the production of soda ash. This study highlights key opportunities in the soda ash market and finds that the market would exhibit growth at a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period.

These insights are based on a report on Soda Ash Market by Persistence Market Research.

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