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SMM Exclusive: The Prospects of the Sodium Chlorate Market in China

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Sodium chlorate is a chemical product and an inorganic compound with the chemical formula NaClO3. It is typically found as white or slightly yellowish monoclinic crystals, with a salty and cooling taste. It is soluble in water and slightly soluble in ethanol.

Sodium chlorate is a chemical product and an inorganic compound with the chemical formula NaClO3. It is typically found as white or slightly yellowish monoclinic crystals, with a salty and cooling taste. It is soluble in water and slightly soluble in ethanol. It exhibits strong oxidation properties in acidic solutions and decomposes above 300°C to generate oxygen gas. Due to its oxidation capabilities, it finds major applications in areas such as sodium hypochlorite and potassium chlorate production. In 2022, the downstream demand for sodium chlorate in China reached 660,000 mt, with its subsectors including papermaking, herbicides, oxidizers, explosives, dyes, matches, inks, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, defoliants, and leather.

The sodium chlorate industry in China has had an early development, with a significant breakthrough in 2008. At that time, driven by the downstream papermaking industry, the demand for sodium chlorate remained at a high level. Several well-known enterprises, including China National Salt Industry Corporation, Sichuan Hope Deepblue, and Sichuan MJSnow, established production capacities of over 50,000 mt. As of 2022, the total production capacity of sodium chlorate in China reached 930,000 mt. Being a high-energy-consuming industry, major companies are concentrated in inland regions such as Sichuan, Qinghai, Hunan, and Inner Mongolia, which are not subject to power supply restrictions. Currently, there are two main production methods for sodium chlorate: electrolysis and chemical synthesis. The chemical synthesis method has a longer production process, multiple equipment requirements, large land area, and high production costs. Currently, neither domestic nor international manufacturers adopt the chemical synthesis method. On the other hand, electrolysis, with its advantages of high production efficiency and environmental friendliness, has become the mainstream production technology.

In recent years, Chinese sodium chlorate enterprises have encountered new development opportunities. Influenced by the European energy crisis and the Russia-Ukraine war, the export of Chinese sodium chlorate has significantly increased. In 2021, China's sodium chlorate exports were less than 10,000 mt, while in 2022, it rose sharply to 40,000 mt. Simultaneously. with the increasing environmental requirements in the domestic market, there is a high demand for sodium chlorate in the downstream water treatment sector. Currently, there is a supply-demand gap for sodium chlorate in China, indicating potential market development opportunities. For more information on the sodium chlorate industry, please stay tuned for the SMM 2023 Research Report on the Chinese Sodium Chlorate Market.

The SMM 2023 Research Report on the Chinese Sodium Chlorate Market provides a professional interpretation of the current hot macroeconomic policies. It analyzes the market conditions of sodium chlorate upstream raw materials and examines the development status of leading companies in the industry. The report also covers the mainstream production processes of sodium chlorate and explores the demand in downstream sectors such as the papermaking, fireworks, and water treatment industries. Additionally, it includes a comprehensive assessment and forecast of national production capacity and output, import and export situations of raw materials, domestic market share of leading companies, and their production status. This report aims to provide timely reference suggestions for related enterprises along the sodium chlorate industry chain to make informed strategic deployments. For more details, please contact Ms. Zhang Yuting (18701906042), the project manager of non-ferrous metal consulting. Welcome to subscribe to the SMM 2023 Research Report on the Chinese Sodium Chlorate Market, which is available in both Chinese and English versions.

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