Caustic soda declines on reduced offtake

PTI New Delhi | Updated on February 26, 2011

Caustic soda prices declined up to Rs 100 per 50 kg in the national capital on Saturday on stockists selling, coupled with reduced offtake by consuming industries amid adequate supplies.

Increased arrivals from producing regions also put pressure on the prices.

Caustic soda flake declined up to Rs 100 to Rs 1,100—1,200 per 50 kg.

Traders said subdued demand from consuming industries, against increased arrivals from producing belts mainly pulled down caustic soda prices.

Following are today’s quotations:

Ammonium chloride (50 kg) Rs 1,000—2,200, acetic acid (1kg) Rs 37—45, ammonia bicarb (25 kg) Rs 450—470, boric acid technical (50 kg) Rs 3,400—3,800, borex granular (50 kg) Rs 1,800—2,000.

Caustic soda flake (50 kg) Rs 1,100—1,200, citric acid (50 kg) (China) Rs 3,000—3,500, citric acid deshi (50 kg) Rs 3,100—3,400, camphor slab (1 kg) Rs 440, camphor powder (1kg) Rs 430, glycerine (1 kg) Rs 110—120, hexamine (1kg) Rs 82, hydrogen peroxide (1 kg) Rs 33—35, mercury (34.5 kg) Rs 95,000, menthol bold crystal (per kg) Rs 1,315, menthol flake (1kg) Rs 1,275 and mentha oil (1kg) Rs 1,215.

Published on February 26, 2011

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