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Updated to Q3 2018
Caustic soda supply in Latin America during the third quarter of 2018 was ample, as demand from Brazil’s alumina refiner Alunorte was at 50% on restrictions from regional authorities over concerns about environmental contamination. Availability in Latin America was not an issue during the period, as caustic soda makers throughout the Americas continued to operate normally with no major production issues noted. Producers sought alternative destinations to place Alunorte’s no longer required volumes.
Caustic soda demand in Latin America during the third quarter weakened, on Brazil’s alumina refiner Alunorte’s 50% reduction in production rates to comply with local authorities over environmental concerns. Demand in Argentina declined on political/economic issues and a significant currency devaluation. Activity in Mexico was steady, though not spectacular, in its key soaps/detergents consuming sector. Because of the reliance on healthy export business, demand from the paper/pulp industries was gauged as healthier than from other sectors.
The Latin America caustic soda report covers domestic and import prices in the region. Producers, consumers and traders all have an interest in our timely information to help them make the best informed decisions.
To prepare the Latin American caustic soda report, ICIS talks to buyers, producers and traders throughout the region. We also include a brief comment on other regions that play a role in developments in Latin American markets.
Our caustic soda report stands out, because we publish on a weekly basis. We maintain a continuous dialogue with market participants. We not only talk with producers, we communicate with participants on both sides of negotiations. Buyer and trader commentary is very relevant to the caustic soda market, and to our reports.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Caustic soda. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enables you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
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