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Global Inorganic Chemicals Industry

  • January 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts

The global outlook series on Inorganic Chemicals provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers an aerial view of the global Inorganic Chemicals industry, identifies major short to medium term market challenges, and growth drivers. Market discussions in the report are punctuated with 27 fact-rich market data tables. Regional markets elaborated upon include North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. The report also offers a recapitulation of recent mergers, acquisitions, and corporate developments in addition to an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 535 companies worldwide.

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Global Inorganic Chemicals Industry



1. GLOBAL OVERVIEW 1
Current and Furute Analysis 1
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Inorganic Chemicals by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2015 2

Table 2: World 5-Year Perspective for Inorganic Chemicals by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2011 and 2015 3
Global Players Rule the Market 3
Segment Wise Analysis 4
Chlor-Alkali 4
Chlorine - Losing Ground in the Pulp and Paper Sector 5
Environmental Concerns 5
Caustic Soda - A Recovering Market 5
Soda Ash 5
Global Soda Ash Market Overview 6
Economic Recession Niggles the Market 6
Asia-Pacific - The Global Production Hub 7
Table 3: Global Soda Ash Market (2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Manufacturing Capacities by Region -
Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East, and Rest
of World 7
Hydrogen Peroxide 7
Global Recession Hampers Hydrogen Peroxide Demand, Recovery
on the Way 7
HPPO- Driving Growth of Hydrogen Peroxide Industry 8
Chlorine Purge Enhances Chlorate and Peroxide Demand 8
Environmental Concerns Act as Growth Drivers 9
Factors Governing Future Prospects 9
Table 4: Factors Influencing H2O2 Demand in the Worldwide
Market (On a Scale of 1-10) 10
Competitive Landscape in the Global Hydrogen Peroxide Market 10
Table 5: Hydrogen Peroxide Producers Worldwide (2009):
Nameplate Production Capacity for Solvay, Evonik, Arkema,
FMC, Eka, Kemira, Mitsubishi Gas, OCI, and Hunan Zicheng 10
Titanium Dioxide 11
Market Outlook 11
China to Lead the Global TiO2 Market 11
End-Use Markets 11
Table 6: Global Titanium Dioxide Demand by End Use
Application: Percentage breakdown of Volume Sales for 2008
and 2010 for Paints and Coatings, Plastics, Paper and Other
Applications 12
Chemical Combination TiO2 Brings New Opportunities 13
Competitive Landscape 13
Table 7: Global Titanium Dioxide Pigments Market (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Leading Players -
DuPont, Cristal, Tronox, Kronos, Huntsman, and Others 13
Carbon Black 13
A Global Market Scenario 13
Carbon Black Market Shifts to Low- Cost Eastern and Central
Europe 14
Asia-Pacific to Draw Huge Carbon Black Demand 14
Emergence of Silica and Silanes Threatens Carbon Black Industry 14
Special Blacks - An Emerging Market 15
Table 8: Global Carbon Black Demand by End Use Application:
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 2008 and 2010 for
Tires, Rubber Products, Plastic Products, Inks, Paints and
Coatings and Other Applications 15
Sodium Chlorate 15
Industrial and Caustic Potash 16
Market Highlights 16
BRIC Countries Account for Major Shares in the Global Potash
Market 17
Demand/Supply 17
Table 9: Global Industrial and Caustic Potash Demand by End
Use Application: Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
2008 and 2010 for Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food
and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soaps and Other
Applications 17
Economic Development Drives Potash Demand in Asia and Latin
America 18
Phosphates - An Insight 18
Sulfuric Acid 18
End Use Markets 18
Sulfuric Acid - Production Scenario 18
Merchant Sulfuric Acid - A Stable Market 19

2. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 20


A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 23

1. NORTH AMERICA 23
Titanium Dioxide - An Overview 23
Middle East - An Emerging Competitor 23
Industrial and Caustic Potash market - An Overview 23

1a. THE UNITED STATES 24
Market Overview 24
Table 10: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Inorganic Chemicals Market with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for years 2010 through 2015 24
Analysis by Value 24
Table 11: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Inorganic Chemicals Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for years 2010 through 2015 25
Segment wise Analysis 25
Titanium Dioxide 25
The US TiO2 Market to Rebound Following Economic Slowdown 25
Soda Ash 25
US - A Major Producer of Natural Soda Ash 25
US Companies Seek New Markets 26
Potash 26
The Caustic Soda Market 26

1b. CANADA 27
Current and Future Analysis 27
Table 12: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Inorganic Chemicals Market with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for years 2010 through 2015 27
Canadian Government Regulates the Use of Hydrogen Peroxide 27

2. EUROPE 28
Market Overview 28
Table 13: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Inorganic Chemicals by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2010 through 2015 28

Table 14: European 5-Year Perspective for Inorganic Chemicals
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of
Europe Markets for Years 2011 and 2015 29
An Overview of the European H2O2 Market 29
Regulatory Issues Affecting the Market for Hydrogen Peroxide 29
Leading Players 30
Caustic Potash 30
Soda Ash 30
Soda Ash Producers Compete for Market Share on Sluggish Demand 30
EU Soda Ash Industry Woes 30
Table 15: Leading Players in the European Soda Ash Market
(2009): Production Capacity in Thousand Tons for Solvay,
Ciech, Sisecam, Tata, and Novacap 31
European TiO2 Market 31
The European TiO2 Experiences Sluggish Growth during Recession 31

2a. GERMANY 32
Market Analysis 32
Table 16: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Inorganic Chemicals Market with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for years 2010 through 2015 32
Carbon Dioxide Fuel 32
Nuclear Power - Replacement Strategy 32
Energy Consumption 33
Government Measures 33

3. ASIA-PACIFIC 34
Inorganic Chemicals Market 34
Table 17: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Inorganic Chemicals Market with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for years 2010 through 2015 34
A Peek into the Hydrogen Peroxide Market 34
Market for Caustic Potash 35

3a. JAPAN 36
Japanese Market Shows Healthy Growth During 2010 36

3b. CHINA 37
Caustic Soda - Demand and Production Balance 37
Soda Ash 37
Northwest China to Emerge as Asia's Largest Soda Ash Base 37
China - The Largest Producer of H2O2 Globally 37
Robust Growth of Chinese Automotive Market Fuels TiO2 Industry 38

3c. INDIA 39
Indian Inorganic Chemicals Industry - A Review 39
Table 18: Indian Inorganic Chemicals Market (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Production for Inorganic
Chemicals - Caustic Soda, Soda Ash, Liquid Chlorine, Carbon
Black, Calcium Carbide, and Others 39

Table 19: Indian Exports and Imports for Inorganic Chemicals
in US$ Million for Years 2007-08 to 2010 -11 39

Table 20: Indian Inorganic Chemicals Market (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Exports in Value Terms for Inorganic
Chemicals - Carbon Black, Titanium Dioxide, Soda Ash, Caustic
Soda, and Others 40

Table 21: Indian Inorganic Chemicals Market (2010):
Percentage Breakdown of Exports in Value Terms for Inorganic
Chemicals - Soda Ash, Carbon Black, Caustic Soda, Titanium
Dioxide, Calcium Carbide, and Others 40
Current and Future Analysis 40
Table 22: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Inorganic Chemicals Market with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for years 2010 through 2015 41
Robust Demand from Key End User Industries - A Boon for the
Industry 41
Competitive Landscape 41
Soda Ash 41
Table 23: Indian Soda Ash Market (2006-2010): Production in
Thousand Tons 42

Table 24: Leading Players in the Indian Soda Ash Market
(2009): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Tata
Chemicals, GHCL, Nirma, Saurashtra Chemicals, and DCW 42
End-Use Market for Soda Ash in India 42
Caustic Soda 43
Carbon Black 43
Hydrogen Peroxide 43
Table 25: Leading Players in the Indian Hydrogen Peroxide
Market (2009): Percentage Breakdown by Market Share for
National Peroxide Limited, Gujarat Alkalis and Chemicals Ltd,
and Others 43
Dyestuffs 44

3d. AUSTRALIA 44
Australian Soda Ash Market 44

3e. INDONESIA 44
Increasing Demand for Hydrogen Peroxide 44

3f. KOREA 45
Semiconductor Industry and Environmental Applications to Fuel
Growth 45

4. LATIN AMERICA 46
Market Analysis 46
Table 26: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Inorganic Chemicals Market with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for years 2010
through 2015 46

4a. BRAZIL 47
Pulp and Paper Market to Drive Sales of Hydrogen Peroxide 47

4b. CHILE 47
An Import Market 47

5. REST OF WORLD 48
Table 27: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Inorganic Chemicals Market with Annual Consumption Figures
in Thousand Metric Tons for years 2010 through 2015 48


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