IBISWorld’s Caustic Soda procurement research is intended to help you save time and money in the initial research stages of the buying process. Our data and analysis explain the characteristics, pricing dynamics, supply chain risks and negotiation tactics of Caustic Soda to help your company negotiate strategically with suppliers. Our report insights also give your company the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives to better manage the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Caustic Soda - Recent Price Trend

Caustic soda prices have been rising at an estimated average annual rate of 0.8% in the three years to 2017 due to a variety of factors. Because electric power accounts for such a significant share of the average supplier’s revenue, climbing electricity prices have boosted suppliers’ production costs, applying upward pressure on prices. In terms of caustic soda demand, consumer spending and the...


Caustic Soda - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for caustic soda is low. A low total cost of ownership is beneficial to buyers because it minimizes hidden costs, thus allowing buyers to accurately plan for purchases. For buyers of caustic soda, the purchase price is the most significant expense they will face during the procurement process.Initially, there can be shipping costs associated with transporting the...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of caustic soda. Caustic soda, also known as sodium hydroxide or lye, is used as a chemical base for various manufacturing and cleaning applications in a variety of industries. Caustic soda is commonly available as a solid that is soluble in water, ethanol and methanol; it is a primary component in paper, textiles and cleaning products. Top buyers include detergent, soap and chemical manufacturers. This report excludes detergents and other cleaning chemicals.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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