It was an interesting first half of the year in the chlor-alkali market and as we always do, we will take a step back and provide our perspective and insight as to what’s transpired so far year to date. In Q1, the consensus was 2018 would be another year of unchecked increases in the caustic market, fueled by ever rising exports and rising demand. Read More


The 2016 caustic soda market consisted of price increase announcements totaling $210 - $295 DST depending on the producer.  The “IHS Contract Low price fob USGC” increased by $110 DST or 19%; while the “IHS Spot Low price fob USGC” increased $140 DST or 56%.  There is a full breakdown of the various increase announcements along with corresponding IHS price index movements on the OWI website. Read More


Import and export trends have shifted dramatically over the past two to three years, narrowing the supply/demand balance here in the US. Read More
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