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   Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations.....I-1  
   Disclaimers.....I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level.....I-2
  
   Quantitative Techniques & Analytics.....I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study.....I-3
  
   Current & Future Analysis.....II-1
Asian Caustic Soda Demand Stable Despite Soaring Prices.....II-1
1$100
   Japanese Chlor-Alkali Market Tightens Amid US Economic Downturn.....II-2
Tight Supply Spikes Prices of Caustic Soda.....II-2
US Caustic Soda Exports Prices Near Record Levels.....II-2
1$100
   Chinese Caustic Soda Export Prices Reach a New High.....II-3
Production Dynamics.....II-3
1$100
   Table 1: Global Caustic Soda Market (2003-2008): Production Capacity in Million Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-4
Major Caustic Soda Manufacturers.....II-4
Table 2: World Market for Caustic Soda by Leading Producers (2005): Annual Production Capacity for Dow Chemical, Occidental Petroleum, Formosa Plastics, Solvay SA, PPG Industries, Inc., Bayer AG, Olin Corporation, Akzo Nobel AB, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd, and Total (formerly TotalFinaElf) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-4
1$300
   Table 3: World Market for Caustic Soda by Leading Producers (2005): Market Share Breakdown of Annual Production Capacity by Company for Dow Chemical, Occidental Petroleum, Formosa Plastics, Solvay SA, PPG Industries, Inc., Bayer AG, Olin Corporation, Akzo Nobel AB, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd, and Total (formerly TotalFinaElf) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-5
Spring - A Caustic Season.....II-5
1$300
   Consolidation in the Industry.....II-6
Caustic Soda Consumers – Playing Safe.....II-6
Asian Chemical Industry Faces Invasion From the West.....II-6
Caustic Waste Weighs Down on the Industry.....II-6
1$100
   Increasing Opposition from Environmental Agencies.....II-7
Alternatives Form a Poor Substitute.....II-7
Rational Usage – The Only Feasible Solution.....II-7
1$100
   Initiatives Towards a Pollution-Free World.....II-8
1$100
   Characteristics of the Chloralkali Industry.....II-9
Business Cycle.....II-9
Varying End-Use Patterns.....II-9
1$100
   High Interdependency of Chlorine and Caustic Soda.....II-10
The Early 2000s Reflect Market Recovery.....II-10
1$100
   Product Preface.....II-11
Composition and Characteristics........II-11
Pearl-Type Caustic Soda.....II-11
Production Profile of Caustic Soda.....II-11
1$100
   Substitute of Caustic Soda.....II-12
1$100
   End-Use Profile.....II-13 1$100
   Table 4: World Market for Caustic Soda (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption by End-use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Applications (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-14
1$300
   Eelectrodialysis Process from SGL Acotec.....II-15
Method.....II-15
Application.....II-15
ISS – a High Consuming End Product.....II-15
1$100
   Lukoil Sets Up PVC Complex- Includes Chlor-Alkali and Suspension PVC Units.....II-16
Shintech’s New Caustic Soda Capacity Not Likely to Ease Prices.....II-16
Kanoria Ramps Up Caustic Soda Capacity to 130,000 Metric Tons/Annum.....II-16
Henan Yongyin’s Caustic Soda Facility to Come Online.....II-16
Qingdao Hiwin and Sinopec Qingdao Sign Caustic Soda Supply MoU.....II-16
Dahua Group and SK Investment to Form Joint Venture.....II-16
1$100
   Olin Restructures Chlor Alkali Operations in Canada.....II-17
Travancore-Cochin Announces Capacity Expansion Plan.....II-17
Kanoria Chemicals to Expand Caustic Soda Plant.....II-17
Jayshree Chemicals to Expand Caustic Soda Production.....II-17
Gujarat Alkalies to Spruce Up Caustic Soda Capacity.....II-17
CariSal Inks Caustic Soda Supply Agreement with Alcoa World Alumina.....II-17
Mirumir Acquires Tojikkhimprom.....II-17
1$100
   Mexichem Acquires Prodesal.....II-18
Mexichem Strengthens Position in Latin American Caustic Soda Market.....II-18
Gujarat Alkalies Mulls Caustic Soda Facility in UAE.....II-18
Modisanna Plans to Acquire Remaining Shares in Russian Kaustik.....II-18
GHCL Announces Acquisition and Expansion Plans.....II-18
Mexichem and Cydsa Ink Asset Swap Agreement.....II-18
Solvay to Invest in PVC, Caustic Soda, VCM, and Bio-Ethylene Facility.....II-18
1$100
   PPG Puts New Membrane Cell Caustic Soda and Chlorine Facility On Line.....II-19
GACL Commissions New Caustic Soda Facility.....II-19
Shandong Huatai Starts Work on 500,000 Tons/Annum Caustic Soda Facility.....II-19
Harris & Ford to Begin Hydrochloric Acid and Caustic Soda Production.....II-19
PPG Shifts Lake Charles Caustic Soda Unit to Membrane Cell Technology.....II-19
Shintech Plans Third Phase Expansion for its Chlor-Alkali Facility in
  Louisiana.....II-19
Chemtrade to Take Over Olin Chlor Alkali Products.....II-19
1$100
   Pioneer to Expand Chlor-Alkali Facility.....II-20
Olin Acquires Pioneer.....II-20
Dow Canada Divests Western Canadian Caustic Soda Business.....II-20
BCT Chemtrade Inks Caustic Soda Terminal Services Agreement with Bayer.....II-20
Dongda Chemical’s Caustic Soda Unit Comes On Stream.....II-20
Nirma Announces Caustic Soda Capacity Expansion Plans.....II-20
1$100
   Sanmar Acquires Chemicals Business of Egypt’s Trust Chemical.....II-21
Nikos Group Plans to Acquire Remaining Stake in Kaustik.....II-21
Cochin Chemicals Brings New Caustic Soda Unit On Stream.....II-21
GenTek Acquires GAC MidAmerica.....II-21
Sitara Chemicals Opens New Caustic Soda Unit.....II-21
Elion Chemical to Commission Ion-Membrane Caustic Soda and PVC Units.....II-21
New Caustic Soda Solution Plant Comes On Stream in Belgium.....II-21
1$100
   Cochin Chemicals Plans New Membrane Cell Caustic Soda Facility.....II-22
Chemfab to Ramp Up Caustic Soda Capacity.....II-22
Gujarat Alkalies Raises Caustic Soda Output.....II-22
Kesoram to Divest Caustic Soda Business.....II-22
Indian Rayon to Spruce Up Caustic Soda Production Capacity.....II-22
Kanoria Intends Caustic Soda Capacity Expansion.....II-22
Kanoria to Boost Caustic Soda Output .....II-22
GACL Expands Caustic Soda Output-Capacity.....II-22
1$100
   Carbocloro to Raise Caustic Soda and Chlorine Capacity.....II-23
Ineos to Construct Caustic Soda Plant for Al-Baha.....II-23
Shandong Luxi Chemical Commences Production Operations.....II-23
New Ion-Membrane Caustic Soda Facility in the Pipeline.....II-23
Fujian Meizhou Bay to Expand Caustic Soda Capacity.....II-23
Huatai Group to Establish Chlor-Alkali Plant in China.....II-23
Kesoram to Divest Chemical Business.....II-23
Saudi NAMA to Expand Production Capacity of Caustic Soda.....II-23
1$100
   Chemplast Upgrades Caustic Soda Plant.....II-24
Lukoil Chemical to Establish Chlor-Alkali Plant in Ukraine.....II-24
Navoiazot to Establish PVC Plant.....II-24
Shandong Luxi Chemical Expands Capacity of Caustic Soda in China.....II-24
GACL to Establish Three Chemical Plants in India.....II-24
Kanoria Chemicals to Expand Caustic Soda Output.....II-24
Nexen Divests Chemicals Business to Canexus Limited Partnership.....II-24
Ercros Acquires Aragonesas .....II-24
1$100
   Kureha Announces Corporate Changes .....II-25
PPG to Shift to Membrane-Cell Technology for Caustic Soda Production.....II-25
Shintech to Build New Integrated Chloralkali Facility.....II-25
Horizons to Setup a Caustic Soda Plant in UAE .....II-25
DSCL Plans to Increase Production Capacity .....II-25
Carbocloro to Expand Caustic Soda Production Capacity .....II-25
Ningbo Initiates Caustic Soda Plant.....II-25
1$100
   OCC Acquires VMC’s Chemical Production Facilities .....II-26
Nanjing Chemical and Solvay Strike a Deal .....II-26
Uhdenora and Powel Fabrication Join Forces .....II-26
Hanwha Chemical to Adopt Ion-Exchange Membrane Cell Technology .....II-26
KDCIGCL Establishes Caustic Soda Plant in China.....II-26
GISCA Takes Over Autofina.....II-26
1$100
   Chemplast Plans Takeover of Kothari Petro's Caustic Soda Unit .....II-27
Equapac Plans to Establish a Chloralkali Plant.....II-27
Old World Set Up Caustic Soda Terminal .....II-27
Atanor Intends to Construct Chloralkali Plants in Argentina.....II-27
Tosoh Plans to Raise Production Capacity.....II-27
Jinlu Plans to Boost its Caustic Soda Capacity.....II-27
Dow Goes Online.....II-27
Taiyuan Renovates its Chemical Plant.....II-27
1$100
   AGC Chemicals (Thailand) Co., Ltd (Thailand).....II-28
BASF SE (Germany).....II-28
Bayer AG (Germany).....II-28
1$100
   Canexus Income Fund (Canada).....II-29
DCW Ltd. (India).....II-29
The Caustic Soda Division.....II-29
Formosa Plastics Corp. (USA).....II-29
1$100
   Georgia Gulf Corp. (USA).....II-30
Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (India).....II-30
INEOS ChlorVinyls Limited (UK).....II-30
1$100
   Kaneka Corp. (Japan).....II-31
Kanto Denka Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Japan).....II-31
Kureha Corporation (Japan).....II-31
1$100
   Occidental Chemical Corp. (USA).....II-32
Olin Corporation (USA).....II-32
Olin Chlor Alkali Products (USA).....II-32
1$100
   Pioneer Companies, Inc. (USA).....II-33
PolyOne Corporation (USA).....II-33
PPG Industries (USA).....II-33
1$100
   PPG Chlor-Alkali & Derivatives (USA).....II-34
Solvay SA (Belgium).....II-34
The Dow Chemical Company (USA).....II-34
1$100
   Toagosei Co., Ltd. (Japan).....II-35
1$100
   Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caustic Soda by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-361$300
   Table 6: World Long-term Projections for Caustic Soda by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-371$300
   Table 7: World Historic Review for Caustic Soda by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-381$300
   Table 8: World 10-Year Perspective for Caustic Soda by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-391$300
   Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Organic Chemicals by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia– Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-401$300
   Table 10: World Long-term Projections for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Organic Chemicals by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-411$300
   Table 11: World 10-Year Perspective for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Organic Chemicals by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-421$300
   Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Pulp & Paper by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-431$300
   Table 13: World Long-term Projections for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Pulp & Paper by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-441$300
   Table 14: World 10-Year Perspective for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Pulp & Paper by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-451$300
   Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Inorganic Chemicals by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia– Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-461$300
   Table 16: World Long-term Projections for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Inorganic Chemicals by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-471$300
   Table 17: World 10-Year Perspective for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Inorganic Chemicals by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-481$300
   Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Water Treatment by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia– Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-491$300
   Table 19: World Long-term Projections for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Water Treatment by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-501$300
   Table 20: World 10-Year Perspective for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Water Treatment by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-511$300
   Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Alumina by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-521$300
   Table 22: World Long-term Projections for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Alumina by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-531$300
   Table 23: World 10-Year Perspective for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Alumina by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-541$300
   Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Soaps & Detergents by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia– Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-551$300
   Table 25: World Long-term Projections for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Soaps & Detergents by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-561$300
   Table 26: World 10-Year Perspective for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Soaps & Detergents by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-571$300
   Table 27: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Petroleum by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-581$300
   Table 28: World Long-term Projections for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Petroleum by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-591$300
   Table 29: World 10-Year Perspective for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Petroleum by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-601$300
   Table 30: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Miscellaneous Applications by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-611$300
   Table 31: World Long-term Projections for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Miscellaneous Applications by Geographic Region – USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-621$300
   Table 32: World 10-Year Perspective for Consumption of Caustic Soda in Miscellaneous Applications by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-631$300
   A. Market Analysis.....III-1
Current & Future Analysis.....III-1
Process and Output of Caustic Soda.....III-1
End-Use Profile.....III-1
1$75
   Table 33: Leading Players in the US Caustic Soda Market (2006): Production Capacity in Thousand Metric Tons by Company – The Dow Chemical Company, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, PPG Industries, Formosa Plastics, Georgia Gulf Corp., and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-2
Export/Import Statistics.....II-2
Table 34: US Imports of Caustic Soda (Solid) for 2006 & 2007: Percentage Breakdown by Country – China, Germany, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan (Taipei), Thailand, UK, and Others (Value in US$ Thousand) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-2
1$150
   Table 35: US Imports of Caustic Soda (in Aqueous Solution) for 2006 & 2007: Percentage Breakdown by Country – Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Taiwan (Taipei), UK, and Others (Value in US$ Thousand) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-31$150
   Table 36: US Exports of Caustic Soda (Solid) for 2006 & 2007: Percentage Breakdown by Country – Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Dominica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Others (Value in US$ Thousand) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-41$150
   Table 37: US Exports of Caustic Soda (in Aqueous Solution) for 2006 & 2007: Percentage Breakdown by Country – Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Guinea, Jamaica, Mexico, Surinam, Venezuela, and Others (Value in US$ Thousand) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-5
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-5
3$225
   Key Players.....III-8
Formosa Plastics Corp......III-8
Georgia Gulf Corporation......III-8
Occidental Chemical Corp......III-8
1$75
   Olin Corporation.....III-9
Olin Chlor Alkali Products.....III-9
Pioneer Companies, Inc.....III-9
1$75
   PolyOne Corporation.....III-10
PPG Industries.....III-10
1$75
   The Dow Chemical Company.....III-111$75
   B. Market Analytics .....III-12
Table 38: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-12
1$150
   Table 39: US Long-term Projections for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-131$150
   Table 40: US 10-Year Perspective for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-14
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-15
Current & Future Analysis.....III-15
Environmental Concerns to Impede Chloralkali Growth.....III-15
1$75
   Export/Import Statistics.....III-16
Table 41: Canadian Imports of Caustic Soda (Solid) for 2006 & 2007: Percentage Breakdown by Country – Belgium, China, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, UK, USA, and Others (Value in US$ Thousand) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-16
1$150
   Table 42: Canadian Imports of Caustic Soda (in Aqueous Solution) for 2006 & 2007: Percentage Breakdown by Country – China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan (Taipei), USA, and Others (Value in US$ Thousand) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-17

Table 43: Canadian Exports of Caustic Soda (Solid) for 2006 & 2007: Percentage Breakdown by Country – Cuba, Japan, Netherlands, USA, and Others (Value in US$ Thousand) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-17
1$150
   Table 44: Canadian Exports of Caustic Soda (in Aqueous Solution) for 2006 & 2007: Percentage Breakdown by Country –USA, Venezuela, and Others (Value in US$ Thousand) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-18
Production and Supply-Early 2000s.....III-18
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-18
1$150
   Key Player.....III-19
Canexus Income Fund......III-19
B. Market Analytics.....III-19
Table 45: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-19
1$150
   Table 46: Canadian Long-term Projections for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-201$150
   Table 47: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-21
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-22
Current & Future Analysis.....III-22
Supply of Caustic Soda.....III-22
Going Gets Tough.....III-22
End-Use Market.....III-22
Export Squeeze on the Anvil.....III-22
1$75
   Strategic Corporate Development.....III-23
Key Players.....III-23
Kaneka Corp......III-23
1$75
   Kanto Denka Kogyo Co., Ltd......III-24
Kureha Corporation.....III-24
Toagosei Company Limited......III-24
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-25
Table 48: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-25
1$150
   Table 49: Japanese Long-term Projections for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-261$150
   Table 50: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-27
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-28
Current & Future Analysis .....III-28
Production of Caustic Soda and Chlorine .....III-28
Chloralkali End Users: The Heat is On........III-28
Mercury Cell Process Invites Environmental Strictures.....III-28
1$75
   Uncle Sam - A Regulatory Invasion.....III-29
B. Market Analytics.....III-29
Table 51: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caustic Soda by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-29
1$150
   Table 52: European Long-term Projections for Caustic Soda by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-301$150
   Table 53: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-311$150
   Table 54: European Long-term Projections for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-321$150
   Table 55: European 10-Year Perspective for Caustic Soda by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-331$150
   Table 56: European 10-Year Perspective for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-34
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-35
Current & Future Analysis .....III-35
Growth in Chlorine and Caustic Soda Industry.....III-35
Leading Players.....III-35
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-36
Table 57: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-36
1$150
   Table 58: French Long-term Projections for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-371$150
   Table 59: French 10-Year Perspective for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-38
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-39
Current & Future Analysis .....III-39
Leads the Chemical Market.....III-39
Strategic Corporate Development.....III-39
Key Players.....III-39
BASF SE.....III-39
1$75
   Bayer AG.....III-401$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-41
Table 60: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-41
1$150
   Table 61: German Long-term Projections for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-421$150
   Table 62: German 10-Year Perspective for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-43
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-44
Current & Future Analysis .....III-44
Strategic Corporate Development.....III-44
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-45
Table 63: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment –Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-45
1$150
   Table 64: Italian Long-term Projections for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-461$150
   Table 65: Italian 10-Year Perspective for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-47
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-48
Current & Future Analysis.....III-48
Key Player .....III-48
INEOS ChlorVinyls Limited.....III-48
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-49
Table 66: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-49
1$150
   Table 67: UK Long-term Projections for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-501$150
   Table 68: UK 10-Year Perspective for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-51
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-52
Current & Future Analysis.....III-52
Strategic Corporate Development.....III-52
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-53
Table 69: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-53
1$150
   Table 70: Spanish Long-term Projections for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-541$150
   Table 71: Spanish 10-Year Perspective for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-55
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-56
Current & Future Analysis.....III-56
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-56
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-57
Table 72: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-57
1$150
   Table 73: Russian Long-term Projections for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-581$150
   Table 74: Russian 10-Year Perspective for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-59
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-60
Current & Future Analysis.....III-60
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-60
1$75
   Key Player.....III-61
Solvay S.A. (Belgium)......III-61
B. Market Analytics.....III-61
Table 75: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-61
1$150
   Table 76: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-621$150
   Table 77: Rest of Europe 10-Year Perspective for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-63
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-64
Current & Future Analysis.....III-64
Overview of Select Markets.....III-64
Australia.....III-64
China.....III-64
1$75
   Table 78: Caustic Soda Market in China (2000-2007) – Production in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-65
Production Scenario.....III-65
1$150
   Table 79: Leading Players in Chinese Caustic Soda Market (2006): Production in Thousand Tons by Select Manufacturers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-66
Chinese Chloralkali Industry.....III-66
1$150
   India.....III-67
Chloralkali Market Specifics.....III-67
Leading Player.....III-67
Indonesia.....III-67
South Korea.....III-67
1$75
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-684$375
   Key Players.....III-72
DCW Ltd. (India).....III-72
1$75
   Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (India).....III-73
AGC Chemicals (Thailand) Co., Ltd......III-73
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-74
Table 80: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-74
1$150
   Table 81: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-751$150
   Table 82: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-76
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-77
Current & Future Analysis.....III-77
Brazil.....III-77
Strategic Corporate Developments .....III-77
2$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-79
Table 83: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment–Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-79
1$150
   Table 84: Latin American Long-term Projections for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-801$150
   Table 85: Latin American 10-Year Perspective for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps &c Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-81
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-82
Current & Future Analysis.....III-82
Strategic Corporate Developments .....III-82
2$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-84
Table 86: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ‘000 Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-84
1$150
   Table 87: Rest of World Long-term Projections for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in '000 Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-851$150
   Table 88: Rest of World 10-Year Perspective for Caustic Soda by End-Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Organic Chemicals, Pulp & Paper, Inorganic Chemicals, Water Treatment, Alumina, Soaps & Detergents, Petroleum, and Miscellaneous Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-861$150
    
 
 


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