Caustic soda prices rise due to fall in supply

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Caustic soda prices rise due to fall in supply

New Delhi, Apr 3 (PTI) Caustic soda prices were up by Rs 50 per 50 kg in the national capital today due to fall in supplies from producing belts amid rising demand from consuming industries.

Caustic soda flake rose by Rs 50 to Rs 2,250-2,350 per 50 kg.

Marketmen said apart from good demand from detergent manufacturers, tight supplies from producing regions pushed up caustic soda prices at the wholesale chemical market here.

Following are today’s quotations:

Ammonium chloride (50 kg) Rs 950-1,800, Acetic acid (1kg) Rs 53-57, Ammonia bicarb (25 kg) Rs 500-600, Boric acid technical (50 kg) Rs 3,800-4,300, Borex granular (50 kg) Rs 2,100-2,400.

Caustic soda flake (50 kg) Rs 2,250-2,350, Citric acid (50 kg) (China) Rs 3,850-4,250, Citric acid deshi (50 kg) Rs 4,100-4,600, Camphor slab (1 kg) Rs 430, Camphor powder (1kg) Rs 375, Glycerin (1 kg) Rs 100-150, Hexamine (1kg) Rs 98, Hydrogen peroxide (1 kg) Rs 30-40, menthol bold crystal (per kg) Rs 1,190, menthol flake (1 kg) Rs 1,150 and mentha oil (1kg) Rs 1,070. (MORE)

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