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Updated to Q4 2017
Caustic soda supply in Latin America during the fourth quarter of 2017 was in balance with moderate demand from various consuming sectors, including paper/pulp, soaps/detergents, alumina, and others. Tightening supply in the US, Europe and Asia drove the upward pricing trend in Latin America. Domestic prices of liquid caustic soda in Latin America rose during the fourth quarter of 2017, but by different amounts, depending on the market dynamics in each country. No production or supply issues were noted in Latin America for the fourth quarter.
Caustic soda demand in Latin America was stable, with no significant fluctuations during the fourth quarter of 2017. Demand was soft in Argentina and especially in Brazil, as the two countries gradually recovered from their recessions in 2016. Demand from paper/pulp in Brazil has been more dynamic, as the sector relies on strong exports, while other consuming sectors were driven by the country’s own still soft economy. Sources said that caustic soda demand in Mexico has been stable during the fourth quarter.
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.
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