Sodium Carbonate Prices
Current Prices and Historical Series in Several Countries
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About Sodium Carbonate. Sodium Carbonate (a.k.a. Soda Ash, Na2CO3) is an inorganic salt. Due to its high production at a moderately low cost in the Solvay process in conjunction with its alkaline properties, sodium carbonate is used in the manufacturing of a variety of products, such as paper, glass, soaps and detergents.
Chemical Formula. Na2CO3
Commercial Grades. technical grade (99.9% minimum purity); light commercial grade (containing less than 0.5% of sodium chloride); and heavy commercial grade (monohydrated sodium carbonate (Na2CO3.H2O)).
Uses. Sodium Carbonate is mainly employed in the manufacturing of glass; production of detergent, soaps and other cleaning products; textile processing; and aluminum and iron/steel production; water treatment. It is also used as analytical reagent; pH controller; food additive and flavoring agent; intermediate in thermochemical reactions; and buffer in cosmetics.
- Extraction from the mining deposits (such as ‘Trona’ ore)
- Sodium chloride + ammonia (Solvay process)
- Steam reformed carbon dioxide + sodium chloride (Hou’s process)
- Limestone and coal, with the addition of sulfuric acid (Leblanc process)
Derivatives. benzyl alcohol; calcium carbonate; calcium hypochlorite; disodium phosphate; lithium carbonate; monosodium phosphate; sodium alkylbenzenesulfonate; sodium bicarbonate; sodium borate; sodium ferrocyanide; sodium hexametaphosphate; sodium hydroxide; sodium iodide; sodium nitrate; sodium nitrite; sodium silicate; sodium sulfide; sodium sulfite; and trisodium phosphate.
Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.
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