Caustic soda Asia Transcript
ICIS publishes a weekly report on the caustic soda liquid market in Asia-Pacific. The report tracks free on board (FOB) northeast Asia (NE Asia) and cost & freight (CFR) southeast Asia (SE Asia) prices, respectively.
ICIS pricing assesses caustic soda liquid prices on a 100% dry basis and the price range covers products of all grades.
Prices are assessed based on information supplied by our extensive leads and market sources, which include buyers, producers and traders.
Upstream and downstream market developments are taken into consideration as they can influence prices significantly.
The report offers market commentary, and includes details of transactions, news on the supply and demand balance, export and import information, contract price negotiations and general market sentiment.
In addition, prices that relate to the domestic market in China are mentioned in the report text, as China is the largest consumer of caustic soda and it is driving the growth in the caustic soda demand.
Where relevant, there is information on production issues, as well as plant outages and turnarounds to provide subscribers with a comprehensive overview of the market situation.
Many subscribers use our prices as a benchmark, while others use our reports as a reference for their pricing or procurement positions.