Global chlor-alkali market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% during 2019-2024, reaching nearly $ 104 billion by 2024, primarily driven by extensive growth in end user industries and existing production facilities. However, energy-intensive operations as well as the adverse effects of chlor-alkali on the environment are anticipated to hamper market growth in coming years.

Market for chlor-alkali has been segmented into form, technology, product type, application and region. Based on form, the market has been categorized into caustic soda flakes and caustic soda lye, while based on technology, the market has been segmented into membrane cell and mercury. In terms of product type, the market has been bifurcated into chlorine, caustic soda, soda ash, HCl, hydrogen and others. Among all the applications of chlorine, EDC/PVC accounts for the largest market share, while isocyanate is the fastest-growing application of chlorine and is anticipated to continue being the fastest-growing application segment during the forecast period. Strong demand from the construction sector and increasing demand for chemicals from emerging markets are the main drivers for growth of the chlorine segment.

Furthermore, food and pulp & paper hold the largest share among all the applications of caustic soda. The growth in the market for the food processing in turn is aiding the market for caustic soda that is used in food and pulp & paper. With growing container and glass packaging industry, the demand for soda ash in glass applications is increasing. Moreover, demand for soda ash in glass is anticipated to register the fastest growth rate in the Asia-Pacific region, as a result strong demand from countries, particularly from Southeast Asia.

Asia-Pacific is the largest chlor-alkali market across the globe, regarded as the largest producer of chlor-alkali. Among the countries within the region, China is both the largest and fastest growing chlor-alkali market. Due to the constant increase in chlor-alkali capacity, the Asian country has an advantage, as the manufacturing costs within the country are minimal. India is another high growth market for chlor-alkali in the Asia-Pacific region and is anticipated to be a driving factor for the industry in the region.

Some of the key players operating in the market include Olin Corporation, Solvay SA, Tata Chemicals Limited, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Axiall Corporation, Akzonobel N.V., Formosa Plastics Corporation, Hanwha Chemical Corporation, Tosoh Corporation, Nirma Limited, among others.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2014-2017

Base Year: 2018

Estimated Year: 2019

Forecast Period: 2020-2024

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze and forecast global chlor-alkali market size.
  • To forecast global chlor-alkali market based on form, technology, product type, application and region.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for global chlor-alkali market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in global chlor-alkali market.
  • To conduct the pricing analysis for chlor-alkali market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players involved in the manufacturing of chlor-alkali.


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Some of the leading players in global chlor-alkali market are Olin Corporation, Solvay SA, Tata Chemicals Limited, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Axiall Corporation, Akzonobel N.V., Formosa Plastics Corporation, Hanwha Chemical Corporation, Tosoh Corporation, Nirma Limited, among others.

TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of leading manufacturers across the globe. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include the manufacturers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the product offerings, distribution channels and presence of all major players operating in global chlor-alkali market.

TechSci Research calculated global chlor-alkali market size using a top-down approach, where data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.


Key Target Audience:

  • Chlor-Alkali manufacturers and suppliers
  • Government and other regulatory bodies
  • Research institutes and organizations
  • Associations, organizations and forums associated with chlor-alkali

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for industry stakeholders such as manufacturers and partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, global chlor-alkali market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Market, by Form:
    • Caustic Soda Flakes
    • Caustic Soda Lye
  • Market, by Technology:
    • Membrane Cell
    • Mercury
  • Market, by Product Type:
    • Chlorine
    • Caustic Soda
    • Soda Ash
    • HCL
    • Hydrogen
    • Others
  • Market, by Application:
    • Soaps & Detergents
    • Vinyl
    • Agrochemicals
    • Alumina
    • Glass
    • Food
    • Pulp & Paper
    • EDC/PVC
    • Water Treatment
    • Others
  • Market, by Region:
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Thailand
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • Belgium
      • Germany
      • Sweden
    • North America
      • United States
      • Mexico
      • Canada
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Colombia
    • Middle East & Africa
      • South Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Iran

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in global chlor-alkali market.

Available Customizations:

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Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five).

Profit Margin Analysis

  • Profit margin analysis in case of direct and indirect sales channel.

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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Executive Summary

4.    Voice of Customer

4.1.  Factors to be considered for product selection

4.2.  Factors influencing purchase decision

4.3.  Challenges/issues faced post purchase

4.4.  Unmet needs

5.    Global Chlor-Alkali Industry Overview

6.    Global Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size and Forecast

6.1.1.   By Value

6.1.2.   By Volume

6.2.  Market Share and Forecast

6.2.1.   By Form (Caustic Soda Flakes and Caustic Soda Lye)

6.2.2.   By Technology (Membrane Cell and Mercury)

6.2.3.   By Product Type (Chlorine, Caustic Soda, Soda Ash, HCL, Hydrogen and Others)

6.2.4.   By Application (Soaps & Detergents, Vinyl, Agrochemicals, Alumina, Glass, Food, Pulp & Paper, EDC/PVC, Water Treatment and Others)

6.2.5.   By Company

6.2.6.   By Region

6.3.    Market Attractive Index

7.    Asia-Pacific Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

7.1.   Market Size and Forecast

7.1.1.   By Value

7.1.2.   By Volume

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.   By Product Type

7.2.2.   By Application

7.2.3.   By Country

7.3.  China Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

7.3.1.   Market Size and Forecast

7.3.1.1.               By Value

7.3.2.   Market Share and Forecast

7.3.2.1.               By Form

7.3.2.2.               By Technology

7.3.2.3.                By Product Type

7.3.2.4.                By Application                                    

7.4.  Japan Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

7.4.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.4.1.1.                By Value

7.4.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.4.2.1.                By Product Type

7.4.2.2.                By Application

7.5.   India Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

7.5.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.5.1.1.                By Value

7.5.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.5.2.1.                By Product Type

7.5.2.2.                By Application

7.6.  South Korea Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

7.6.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.6.1.1.                By Value

7.6.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.6.2.1.                By Product Type

7.6.2.2.                By Application

7.7.  Thailand Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

7.7.1.    Market Size and Forecast

7.7.1.1.                By Value

7.7.2.    Market Share and Forecast

7.7.2.1.                By Product Type

7.7.2.2.                By Application

8.     Europe Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

8.1.   Market Size and Forecast

8.1.1.   By Value

8.1.2.   By Volume

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.   By Form

8.2.2.   By Technology

8.2.3.   By Product Type

8.2.4.   By Application

8.2.5.   By Country

8.3.   United Kingdom Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

8.3.1.   Market Size and Forecast

8.3.1.1.               By Value

8.3.2.   Market Share and Forecast

8.3.2.1.                By Product Type

8.3.2.2.                By Application                                    

8.4.  Italy Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

8.4.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.4.1.1.                By Value

8.4.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.4.2.1.                By Product Type

8.4.2.2.                By Application

8.5.  Belgium Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

8.5.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.5.1.1.                By Value

8.5.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.5.2.1.                By Product Type

8.5.2.2.                By Application

8.6.  Germany Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

8.6.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.6.1.1.                By Value

8.6.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.6.2.1.                By Product Type

8.6.2.2.                By Application

8.7.   Sweden Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

8.7.1.    Market Size and Forecast

8.7.1.1.                By Value

8.7.2.    Market Share and Forecast

8.7.2.1.                By Product Type

8.7.2.2.                By Application

9.    North America Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

9.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.1.1.   By Value

9.1.2.   By Volume

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.   By Form

9.2.2.   By Technology

9.2.3.   By Product Type

9.2.4.   By Application

9.2.5.   By Country

9.3.   United States Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

9.3.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.3.1.1.               By Value

9.3.2.   Market Share and Forecast

9.3.2.1.                By Product Type

9.3.2.2.                By Application

9.4.  Mexico Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

9.4.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.4.1.1.               By Value

9.4.2.   Market Share and Forecast

9.4.2.1.                By Product Type

9.4.2.2.                By Application

9.5.   Canada Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

9.5.1.   Market Size and Forecast

9.5.1.1.               By Value

9.5.2.   Market Share and Forecast

9.5.2.1.                By Product Type

9.5.2.2.                By Application

10.   South America Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

10.1.           Market Size and Forecast

10.1.1.                By Value

10.1.2.                By Volume

10.2.          Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1.                By Form

10.2.2.                By Technology

10.2.3.                By Product Type

10.2.4.                By Application

10.2.5.                By Country

10.3.            Brazil Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

10.3.1.                Market Size and Forecast

10.3.1.1.            By Value

10.3.2.                Market Share and Forecast

10.3.2.1.             By Product Type

10.3.2.2.             By Application

10.4.            Argentina Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

10.4.1.                Market Size and Forecast

10.4.1.1.            By Value

10.4.2.                Market Share and Forecast

10.4.2.1.             By Product Type

10.4.2.2.             By Application

10.5.          Colombia Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

10.5.1.                Market Size and Forecast

10.5.1.1.            By Value

10.5.2.                Market Share and Forecast

10.5.2.1.             By Product Type

10.5.2.2.             By Application

11.  Middle East & Africa Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

11.1.           Market Size and Forecast

11.1.1.                By Value

11.1.2.                By Volume

11.2.          Market Share & Forecast

11.2.1.                By Form

11.2.2.                By Technology

11.2.3.                By Product Type

11.2.4.                By Application

11.2.5.                By Country

11.3.           South Africa Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

11.3.1.                Market Size and Forecast

11.3.1.1.            By Value

11.3.2.                Market Share and Forecast

11.3.2.1.             By Product Type

11.3.2.2.             By Application

11.4.           Saudi Arabia Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

11.4.1.                Market Size and Forecast

11.4.1.1.            By Value

11.4.2.                Market Share and Forecast

11.4.2.1.             By Product Type

11.4.2.2.             By Application

11.5.          UAE Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

11.5.1.                Market Size and Forecast

11.5.1.1.            By Value

11.5.2.                Market Share and Forecast

11.5.2.1.             By Product Type

11.5.2.2.             By Application

11.6.          Iran Chlor-Alkali Market Outlook

11.6.1.                Market Size and Forecast

11.6.1.1.            By Value

11.6.2.                Market Share and Forecast

11.6.2.1.             By Product Type

11.6.2.2.             By Application

12.   Market Dynamics

12.1.           Drivers

12.2.           Challenges

13.  Market Trends & Developments

14.  Pricing Analysis

15.  Competitive Landscape

15.1.          Competition Benchmarking

15.2.          Company Profiles (Leading companies)

15.2.1.                Olin Corporation

15.2.2.                Solvay SA

15.2.3.                Tata Chemicals Limited

15.2.4.                Occidental Petroleum Corporation

15.2.5.                Axiall Corporation

15.2.6.                Akzonobel N.V.

15.2.7.                Formosa Plastics Corporation

15.2.8.                Hanwha Chemical Corporation

15.2.9.                Tosoh Corporation

15.2.10.              Nirma Limited

16.   Strategic Recommendations

            (Note: The companies list can be customized based on the client requirements)

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