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Sodium Chlorate Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of SLES (Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate) in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Sodium chlorate was the world's 2904th most traded product in 2020, with a total trade value of USD 400 million. Sodium chlorate exports fell by 15.5 percent between 2019 and 2020, from USD 473 million to USD 400 million. The United States is the largest importer of sodium chlorate in the world. In 2020, the country imported the chemical worth about USD 181.23 million. Second place went to Japan, which imported roughly 37k MT of sodium chlorates worth nearly USD 23 million. Canada was the largest exporter of sodium chlorate in 2020, with a total value of USD 222 million.

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Sodium chlorate has the appearance of a white crystalline powder that is easily miscible in water. It is naturally hygroscopic. Sodium chlorate is available in the form of dust, spray, and granules. It decomposes at temperatures above 300°C, releasing oxygen and leaving sodium chloride behind. It is widely produced, particularly for use in bleaching pulp to produce high-brightness paper.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Sodium Chlorate
Industrial Uses Pulp and Bleaching Industry, Chlorates of Other Metals, Leather Tanning, Dyes
Chemical Formula NaClO3
Synonyms Sodium chlorate(V)
Molecular Weight 106.44 g mol−1
Supplier Database Eka Chemicals, Erco Worldwide, Canexus, Kemira Oyj, China First Chemical Holdings Limited
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Processes

  • Sodium Chlorate Production from Sodium Chloride

A typical electrolysis procedure is used to produce sodium chlorate from sodium chloride. To remove contaminants, salt is first dissolved and then purified. The refined salt is dissolved in chlorate electrolyte and circulated through the electrolyte system. Prior to electrolysis, HCL is added to the electrolyte. When water is reduced on the cathodes and chloride ions are oxidised on the anodes, hydrogen gas is produced. To eliminate chlorine, the gas from the electrolytic cells and reactor tanks is washed with alkaline. The vacuum crystallizer discharges a sodium chlorate crystal slurry.


The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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