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Updated to Q3 2019
The Q3 caustic soda supply outlook in Latin America points to the tighter availability of product due to the shutdown of the Braskem’s Maceio facility and the ramping up of operating rates at alumina refiner Alunorte. A more balanced supply-demand scenario should emerge by the end of the quarter.
The Q3 caustic soda demand outlook in Latin America will remain strong due to the shorter availability of product in Brazil and increased operating rates at the alumina refiner Alunorte facility, which is expected to reach 85% of capacity in Q3 and 90% in Q4.
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Caustic soda, with its co-product chlorine, is produced via an electrolysis of brine, in the ratio of one part chlorine to 1.1 parts caustic soda.
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.
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