Sodium Hydroxide Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Grade (Solid, 50% Aqueous Solution, Others), By Production Process (Membrane Cell, Diaphragm Cell, Others), By Application (Biodiesel, Alumina, Inorganic Chemical, Organic Chemical, Food, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : Jan 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061616442
  • Pages : 142

The sodium hydroxide market is projected to grow considerably during the forecast period

The sodium hydroxide market is anticipated to grow due to several factors, including the increasing global population, the construction and automotive industries' exponential growth, and improvements in the global economic environment. These are all contributing to the continuous growth in the need and demand for alumina, paper, and textiles across a wide range of industry verticals. Furthermore, the significant rise in public awareness of waste management, water conservation, and the danger of running out of potable water, along with the ongoing development of production and distribution facilities among the industry's titans, will boost product demand and market growth.

Increasing demand for alumina in major industries

Raw bauxite is refined with caustic soda to produce white-power alumina, which is melted to produce aluminium. The International Aluminium Institute reports that as of November 2023, the world's alumina production was 11.858 million tonnes, accounting for 34.199 million tonnes of total output during the first quarter of 2021. The production increased by 11.41% in March compared to 10.620 million tonnes in the previous month and by 7.50% from 11.006 million tonnes in the previous year. An energy-intensive process that uses a significant amount of caustic soda (NaOH) as the dissolving agent is used to refine aluminium from raw bauxite ore. Because it is affordable and widely accessible, caustic soda is used.

Rising industrialization in emerging economies

The need for plastics, aluminium, and other materials used for various applications in these industries is rising due to increased demand from the packaging, consumer goods, building and construction, and automotive industries in these countries. The developed chemical industries in the US and Europe are primarily driven by increases in GDP. Due to the region's growing population, rising living standards, and accessible labour pools in South America, the Middle East, and Africa as well as Asia Pacific, businesses have established operations there to meet demand. This rapid industrialization has also resulted in increased demand from these areas.

High battery usage in energy-storage gadgets

Everything that is used to store electric energy is considered an energy storage device. Large-capacity energy storage systems are compatible with lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries. These batteries are made to work exceptionally well and provide a lot of power in a variety of applications. For example, data centres use UPSs, which supply a load with power if the main power fails. Therefore, it is anticipated that the sodium hydroxide market will grow as batteries are used in energy storage systems more frequently.

Expanding pulp and paper industry

An important factor contributing to the acceleration of the global demand for sodium hydroxide is the increased production of pulp and paper. The pulp and paper industry is the main user of caustic soda, which is used for cooking or processing chemical pulps. The chemical's main applications are in the digestion of wood to produce wood pulp and in the neutralization of bleached pulp and paper as a bleaching agent. Another application for sodium hydroxide is waste paper deinking. It is a component of nearly every pulp bleaching technique, including soda, sulfite, and sulphate. The world's large-scale production of paper is increasing sodium hydroxide consumption.

Rising use of 50% aqueous solution

Due to its expanding use as a chemical reactant agent in a variety of industries, including the pharmaceutical, chemical pulp & paper, metal, food, and textile sectors, as well as the rising demand for the product in the production of synthetic fabrics like rayon, the 50% aqueous solution segment is predicted to grow at a rapid pace over the projected period. Furthermore, the product is becoming more and more popular for use in a variety of applications, including the production of in-situ sodium methylate and pH adjustment for bio-ethanol and biodiesel.

The increasing application of sodium hydroxide in the organic chemicals segment is driving market growth

The growing demand for plastics across a wide range of industries, including construction, packaging, and automotive, as well as the increasing use of the product in the production of various types of plastics, such as polyvinyl chloride and polycarbonate, are the primary drivers of the organic chemicals segment's significant market share and growth in 2022. Furthermore, as they are the primary users of these chemicals, the exponential expansion of the chemical and cosmetics industries globally has increased demand for and adoption of organic chemicals. As a result, the market is predicted to experience enormous growth and demand in the upcoming years.

Asia Pacific sodium hydroxide market is projected to grow at a high rate during the forecast period

Throughout the forecast period, the Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to grow considerably in the sodium hydroxide market. The need for sodium hydroxide is increasing due to the region's paper, pulp, and textile industries. In addition, a larger population means more cleaning, recycling, and medical procedures, all of which contribute to an increase in sodium oxide levels. As the top country in the Asia-Pacific region and the world's biggest producer and consumer of caustic soda, China continues to hold its position as the workshop of the world. In the future, it is expected that China will continue to dominate other nations in terms of supply and demand because of the large number of medium-scale producers and fierce competition.

Market key launches

  • In May 2022, Solvay launched a new range of sodium bicarbonate products that are made with renewable energy sources and are friendly to the environment. The company claims that the new products will help customers meet their sustainability goals and reduce their carbon footprint.
  • In April 2021, in six North American locations—three of which produce sodium hydroxide—the Dow Chemical Company declared that its assets related to rail infrastructure had been fully divested. The move was a component of the business's ongoing efforts to enhance its asset portfolio and optimize its business procedures.
  • In March 2021, the company stated that Nouryon's Rotterdam facility will boost its output of sodium hydroxide by 90 kilotons per year starting in March 2021. The company explained the growth by saying that the European market was seeing a rise in demand for the chemical.


  • By Grade
    • Solid
    • 50% Aqueous Solution
    • Others
  • By Production Process
    • Membrane Cell
    • Diaphragm Cell
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Biodiesel
    • Alumina
    • Inorganic Chemical
    • Organic Chemical
    • Food
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Taiwan
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Design

2.2. Research Data

2.3. Validation


3.1. Key Findings


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Solid

5.3. 50% Aqueous Solution

5.4. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Membrane Cell

6.3. Diaphragm Cell

6.4. Others 


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Biodiesel

7.3. Alumina

7.4. Inorganic Chemical

7.5. Organic Chemical

7.6. Food

7.7. Others


8.1. Introduction 

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. Germany

8.4.2. France

8.4.3. United Kingdom

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East And Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Israel

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Taiwan

8.6.7. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


10.1. Dow Chemical Company

10.2. Olin Corporation

10.3. Occidental Petroleum Corporation

10.4. INOVYN

10.5. BASF SE

10.6. Solvay S.A.

10.7. Tata Chemicals Limited

10.8. Formosa Plastics Corporation

10.9. Hanwha Chemical Corporation

10.10. AkzoNobel N.V.

10.11. Tosoh Corporation

Dow Chemical Company

Olin Corporation

Occidental Petroleum Corporation



Solvay S.A.

Tata Chemicals Limited

Formosa Plastics Corporation

Hanwha Chemical Corporation

AkzoNobel N.V.

Tosoh Corporation