A greenish-yellow gas having a pungent odor which does not occur in a pure state in nature, chlorine belongs to the halogen group. It is able to combine with a slew of other elements. Chlorine is widely recognized as a bleaching, purifying and disinfectant agent. It is utilized in the manufacture of a range of compounds (e.g. chloroform and carbon tetrachloride). Chlorine is also used in various industries: pharmaceutical, agrochemicals, household cleaning products, plastics, solvents, and a far more. Chlorine processing is highly power-consuming; electric energy accounts for nearly 50% of the production expenses.
The chlorine market growth is mainly propelled by the rise in demand for its by-product, caustic soda. At present, global chlorine facilities work at production capacities over 70%. BASF SE, LG Chem, Mitsubishi Chemical, Akzo Nobel N.V. and Arkema are amid leaders of the world chlorine market.
The catalogue contains research reports covering worldwide, regional and country markets for chlorine. The market researches describe the current market situation and outline its possible future development trends. Data on the chlorine demand and consumption dynamics, export and import flows are presented in the reports. The researches also delve into the competitive environment and review key manufacturers and suppliers.
International Trade in Chlorine: Trends and Prospects
The reports examine global chlorine market trends (historical, current and forecast) with respect to international trade including chlorine global trade dynamics, exports/imports by geography, leading suppliers and consumers, average prices.