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Pharmaceutical Grade Sodium Carbonate Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012 - 2016) and Opportunity Assessment (2017 - 2027)

Pharmaceutical Grade Sodium Carbonate Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012 - 2016) and Opportunity Assessment (2017 - 2027)

Pharmaceutical grade sodium carbonate gaining high traction as an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in various drugs

The use of sodium carbonate, also referred to as soda ash, is slowly increasing due to increasing demand in various applications and shifting production economics. Increasing globalisation of soda ash industry is another aspect driving the change in the production economics. Moreover, the soda ash or sodium carbonate industry has witnessed increased adoption from countries in Asia Pacific such as China and India. It is the largest market offering several opportunities for players involved in this industry. In 2017, the global consumption of sodium carbonate touched a figure higher than 47 Mn MT owing to increased demand from end users, especially for glass products. Supply of sodium carbonate is largely concentrated in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe – more than 60% of the entire sodium carbonate production is from these three regions. According to this research study, the global pharmaceutical grade sodium carbonate market is expected to reach a significant market valuation by the end of the forecast period and projected to expand at a value CAGR of 2.8% throughout the period of assessment.

Pharmaceutical grade sodium carbonate to be used extensively to improve drug effectiveness

API is the chief ingredient in a drug and is biologically active. It is mainly responsible for the accelerating the effectiveness of the drug in curing diseases and related symptoms. Various players in pharmaceutical sector use sodium carbonate as APIs to enhance their drug abilities. For example, Boots Company uses sodium carbonate as an active pharmaceutical ingredient in its effervescent powder that is applied to treat stomach issues and headaches. The use of sodium carbonate as an API is increasing at an alarming rate. The application of sodium carbonate as an API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) is expected to grow at the highest pace in the coming years. Also, the API application segment is estimated to be the largest presenting potential opportunities for growth. It is expected to touch a value higher than US$ 23 Mn by the end of the period of forecast.

Personal care industry to showcase significant consumption of pharmaceutical grade sodium carbonate during the forecast period

Sodium carbonate is largely used in personal care sector, to carry out various chemical activities especially acid-base reactions, to manufacture various products. They are found in various personal care products such as toothpastes and are used as abrasives or foaming agents in toothpastes, which are used to increase the mouth pH value temporarily. Sodium carbonate is also used in hair colours. It breaks down oil and dirt from skin and hair and also supports in pH regulation. Several companies in the personal care industry use sodium carbonate. For instance, Proctor & Gamble Co. uses sodium carbonate in its hair colour for men whereas Church & Dwight Co. Inc., uses sodium carbonate in their tooth pastes. According to the research report, the consumption of sodium carbonate in personal care industry is expected to increase at a value CAGR of 2.4% during the forecast period.

Pharmaceutical grade sodium carbonate is also used in curing metabolic acidosis as well as treating blood circulation insufficiency. An equimolar mixture of sodium bicarbonate and sodium carbonate, referred to as carbicarb, is used in various applications. International Medication Systems, a prominent manufacturer of carbicarb, uses sodium carbonate on a large scale. These applications of sodium carbonate come under the others segment, which is comparatively smaller than other application segments and is projected to expand at a relatively slow rate in the coming years.


1. Executive Summary
1.1. Overview
1.2. Market Analysis
1.3. Market Scenario
1.4. FMI Analysis and Recommendations
1.5. Wheel of Fortune
2. Market Introduction
2.1. Market Taxonomy
2.2. Market Definition
3. Market Viewpoint
3.1. Macro-Economic Factors
3.1.1. Global GDP Growth Rate Outlook
3.1.2. Global Chemicals Industry Outlook
3.1.3. Global Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook
3.1.4. Global Sodium Carbonate Industry Outlook
3.1.4.1. Soda Ash World Resources
3.1.4.2. Sodium Carbonate: Supply Demand Scenario
3.1.4.3. Sodium Carbonate per capita consumption in developing economies
3.1.4.4. Global Sodium Carbonate Supply Demand Analysis
3.1.4.4.1. North America (Export, Import) Analysis
3.1.4.4.2. Latin America (Export, Import) Analysis
3.1.4.4.3. India (Production, Consumption, Export, Import) Analysis
3.1.4.4.4. Japan(Export, Import) Analysis
3.1.4.4.5. Western Europe (Production, Export, Import) Analysis
3.1.4.4.6. Middle East and Africa (Production, Export, Import) Analysis
3.1.4.4.7. Eastern Europe (Production, Export, Import) Analysis
3.1.4.4.8. Asia Pacific excluding Japan (Production, Export, Import) Analysis
3.2. Key Regulations
4. Global Pharmaceutical Grade Sodium Carbonate Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027
4.1. Introduction
4.1.1. Market Value Projections
4.1.2. Market Volume Projections
4.1.3. Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth
4.1.4. Absolute $ Opportunity
4.2. Global Supply Demand Scenario
4.3. Global Market Dynamics
4.3.1. Drivers
4.3.2. Restraints
4.3.3. Trends
4.4. Value Chain Analysis
4.5. Global Pricing Analysis
4.6. Forecast Factors: Relevance and Impact
4.7. Potential End Users in API and Excipients Segment
4.8. Potential End Users in Personal Care Segment
5. Global Pharmaceutical Grade Sodium Carbonate Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027 By Application
5.1. Introduction / Key Findings
5.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Analysis By Application, 2012 - 2016
5.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Application, 2017 - 2027
5.3.1. API
5.3.2. Pharma excipients
5.3.3. Personal Care
5.3.4. Others
5.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Application
6. Global Pharmaceutical Grade Sodium Carbonate Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027 By Grade
6.1. Introduction / Key Findings
6.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Analysis By Grade, 2012 - 2016
6.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Grade, 2017 - 2027
6.3.1. Fine
6.3.2. Coarse
6.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Grade
7. Global Pharmaceutical Grade Sodium Carbonate Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027 By Region
7.1. Introduction / Key Findings
7.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Analysis By Region, 2012 - 2016
7.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Region, 2017 - 2027
7.3.1. North America
7.3.2. Latin America
7.3.3. Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
7.3.4. Western Europe
7.3.5. Eastern Europe
7.3.6. Middle East and Africa
7.3.7. Japan
7.3.8. India
7.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Region
8. North America Pharmaceutical Grade Sodium Carbonate Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2012 - 2016
8.2.1. By Country
8.2.2. By Application
8.2.3. By Grade
8.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Country 2017 - 2027
8.3.1. U.S.
8.3.2. Canada
8.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Application 2017 - 2027
8.4.1. API
8.4.2. Pharma excipients
8.4.3. Personal Care
8.4.4. Others
8.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Grade 2017 - 2027
8.5.1. Fine
8.5.2. Coarse
8.6. Market Attractiveness Analysis
8.6.1. By Country
8.6.2. By Application
8.6.3. By Grade
9. Latin America Pharmaceutical Grade Sodium Carbonate Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027
9.1. Introduction
9.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2012 - 2016
9.2.1. By Country
9.2.2. By Application
9.2.3. By Grade
9.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Country 2017 - 2027
9.3.1. Brazil
9.3.2. Mexico
9.3.3. Rest of Latin America
9.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Application 2017 - 2027
9.4.1. API
9.4.2. Pharma excipients
9.4.3. Personal Care
9.4.4. Others
9.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Grade 2017 - 2027
9.5.1. Fine
9.5.2. Coarse
9.6. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
9.7. Market Attractiveness Analysis
9.7.1. By Country
9.7.2. By Application
9.7.3. By Grade
10. Asia Pacific Excl. Japan Pharmaceutical Grade Sodium Carbonate Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027
10.1. Introduction
10.2. Key Regulations
10.3. Pricing Analysis
10.4. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2012 - 2016
10.4.1. By Country
10.4.2. By Application
10.4.3. By Grade
10.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Country 2017 - 2027
10.5.1. China
10.5.2. ASEAN
10.5.3. Australia and New Zealand
10.5.4. Rest of APEJ
10.6. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Application 2017 - 2027
10.6.1. API
10.6.2. Pharma excipients
10.6.3. Personal Care
10.6.4. Others
10.7. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Grade 2017 - 2027
10.7.1. Fine
10.7.2. Coarse
10.8. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
10.9. Market Attractiveness Analysis
10.9.1. By Country
10.9.2. By Application
10.9.3. By Grade
11. Western Europe Pharmaceutical Grade Sodium Carbonate Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027
11.1. Introduction
11.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2012 - 2016
11.2.1. By Country
11.2.2. By Application
11.2.3. By Grade
11.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Country 2017 - 2027
11.3.1. Germany
11.3.2. Italy
11.3.3. France
11.3.4. U.K.
11.3.5. Spain
11.3.6. Rest of Western Europe
11.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Application 2017 - 2027
11.4.1. API
11.4.2. Pharma excipients
11.4.3. Personal Care
11.4.4. Others
11.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Grade 2017 - 2027
11.5.1. Fine
11.5.2. Coarse
11.6. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
11.7. Market Attractiveness Analysis
11.7.1. By Country
11.7.2. By Application
11.7.3. By Grade
12. Eastern Europe Pharmaceutical Grade Sodium Carbonate Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027
12.1. Introduction
12.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2012 - 2016
12.2.1. By Country
12.2.2. By Application
12.2.3. By Grade
12.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Country 2017 - 2027
12.3.1. Russia
12.3.2. Poland
12.3.3. Rest of Eastern Europe
12.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Application 2017 - 2027
12.4.1. API
12.4.2. Pharma excipients
12.4.3. Personal Care
12.4.4. Others
12.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Grade 2017 - 2027
12.5.1. Fine
12.5.2. Coarse
12.6. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
12.7. Market Attractiveness Analysis
12.7.1. By Country
12.7.2. By Application
12.7.3. By Grade
13. India Pharmaceutical Grade Sodium Carbonate Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027
13.1. Introduction
13.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2012 - 2016
13.2.1. By Application
13.2.2. By Grade
13.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Application 2017 - 2027
13.3.1. API
13.3.2. Pharma excipients
13.3.3. Personal Care
13.3.4. Others
13.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Grade 2017 - 2027
13.4.1. Fine
13.4.2. Coarse
13.5. Market Attractiveness Analysis
13.5.1. By Application
13.5.2. By Grade
14. Japan Pharmaceutical Grade Sodium Carbonate Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027
14.1. Introduction
14.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2012 - 2016
14.2.1. By Application
14.2.2. By Grade
14.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Application 2017 - 2027
14.3.1. API
14.3.2. Pharma excipients
14.3.3. Personal Care
14.3.4. Others
14.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Grade 2017 - 2027
14.4.1. Fine
14.4.2. Coarse
14.5. Market Attractiveness Analysis
14.5.1. By Application
14.5.2. By Grade
15. Middle East and Africa Pharmaceutical Grade Sodium Carbonate Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027
15.1. Introduction
15.2. Historical Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Analysis By Market Taxonomy, 2012 - 2016
15.2.1. By Country
15.2.2. By Application
15.2.3. By Grade
15.3. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Country 2017 - 2027
15.3.1. Gulf Co-Operation Council (GCC) Countries
15.3.2. Northern Africa
15.3.3. Turkey
15.3.4. South Africa
15.3.5. Rest of MEA
15.4. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Application 2017 - 2027
15.4.1. API
15.4.2. Pharma excipients
15.4.3. Personal Care
15.4.4. Others
15.5. Current Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume Forecast By Grade 2017 - 2027
15.5.1. Fine
15.5.2. Coarse
15.6. Market Attractiveness Analysis
15.6.1. By Country
15.6.2. By Application
15.6.3. By Grade
16. Competition Landscape
16.1. Market Structure
16.2. Competition Dashboard
16.3. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Strategy, Recent Developments)
16.3.1. Solvay SA
16.3.2. Novacarb (Novacap Group)
16.3.3. Dr. Paul Lohmann GmbH KG
16.3.4. CIECH S.A.
16.3.5. Natural Soda LLC
16.3.6. Jost Chemical Co.
16.3.7. Tianjin Chengyuan Chemical Co., Ltd.
16.3.8. Weifang Hongyuan Chemical Co., Ltd

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