Overview

The Argus Chlor-Alkali Outlook service gives you a comprehensive global view of the industry, including regional dynamics and feedstock insights, in a single report.

We provide a 24-month rolling price forecast and forward-looking analysis of global chlor-alkali supply and demand, trade flows and market dynamics. Plus, an annual 5-year price forecast.

A PDF report is delivered to your inbox each month and you can download the Excel data file through the Argus Direct® platform.

Key features

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24-month rolling price forecast

Data for chlorine and caustic soda can be downloaded via the Argus Direct

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5-year price forecast

Published annually.

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Energy assumptions, feedstocks and production economics

Updates on turnaround schedules, supply disruptions and capacity additions.

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What’s changed summary

Highlighting major developments affecting price forecast updates versus prior month.

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Regional commentaries

Including trade flows and import/export data, freight and supply chain insights.

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Derivatives insight

Analysis of vinyls, titanium dioxide, alumina, battery materials, isocyanates, propylene oxide and pulp markets.

Key market sensitivities

Review of the bull/bear risks that could affect price forecasts.

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Access to specialists

Speak to the experts behind Argus’ forecast services.

Customers that benefit

  • Upstream energy and salt producers 

    Use our price assessments to support contract negotiations. Use our data and market analysis for an independent view on supply, demand and market dynamics for negotiations, budget planning and weekly commercial management strategies. 

 

  • Producers of chlor-alkali 

    Use our price assessments within supply contracts directly and to support contract negotiations. Use our data and market analysis for an independent view on supply, demand and market dynamics for negotiations, budget planning and weekly commercial management strategies. 

 

  • Distributors and traders 

    Use our global price data, regional market analysis, and capacity lost analysis to review arbitrage and trade opportunities, and to support price negotiations. 


 

 

 

 

  • Consumers of chlorine 

    Use our price assessments within supply contracts directly and to support contract negotiations. Use our data and market analysis for an independent view on supply, demand and market dynamics for negotiations, budget planning and weekly commercial management strategies. 

 

  • Consumers of caustic soda 

    Use our price assessments within supply contracts directly and to support contract negotiations. Use our data and market analysis for an independent view on supply, demand and market dynamics for negotiations, budget planning and weekly commercial management strategies. 

 

  • Banks and investors 

    Use our price data to model listed companies producing, or with major spend on, chlor-alkali and derivatives. Use our global market analysis and news to keep abreast of the latest market dynamics.