A new report on global trade in aqueous caustic soda projects 20.7 million tons of trade in 2019, up 3% from the prior year, based on latest available statistics from 60 countries. Statistics in the new Caustic Soda in Aqueous Solution World Trade Report project higher exports from all regions, except from the Middle East.
Asia-Pacific exports to other regions are projected at 1.2 million tons for 2019, up 16% on higher shipments to North America, Western Europe and the Middle East. Japan and Taiwan are the largest exporters in the region.
Middle East exports are projected to equal 650,000 tons at year end, down 6% on lower shipments to Western Europe, Africa and North America. Qatar and Oman are the largest exporters in the region.
By Jean J. Sudol. Data from the new Caustic Soda in Aqueous Solution World Trade Report, a continuously updated online Report tracking global trade in this product.