Calcium hypochlorite production has relatively low technology barrier and is dispersive relatively. Currently, there are many producing companies in the world calcium hypochlorite industry. The main market players are Lonza, Axiall, Barchemicals, Nippon Soda, Tosoh, Weilite and Salt & Chemical Complex.
The sales of calcium hypochlorite is expected to increase to 447797 MT in 2018 from 375895 MT in 2013 with an average growth rate of about 3.56%. The sales market is concentrated in China, Europe, and USA.
The global revenue increased with the 0.97% average increasing rate. China is the mainly consumption region due to the bigger demand of downstream applications. This region occupied 33.76% of the global consumption of calcium hypochlorite in 2017. The sales shares of USA and Europe Japan were 18.49% and 13.87%
Calcium hypochlorite is mainly applied in water treating agent production and bleach production. And water treating agent application and bleach application consumed 64.00% and 25.36% of the global consumption of calcium hypochlorite respectively in 2017. With the development of economy, the downstream application industries will need more calcium hypochlorite. So, calcium hypochlorite has a huge market potential in the future.
The major raw materials for calcium hypochlorite are calcium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide and chlorine, etc. Fluctuations in the price of the upstream product will impact on the production cost of calcium hypochlorite, and then impact the price of calcium hypochlorite.
We tend to believe this industry is a rising industry, and the consumption increasing degree will show a smooth growth curve. The price presents fluctuation according to the economy development status. Also, there is fluctuation in gross margin.