Caustic soda price declines on reduced offtake

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 24 2013, 21:37pm hrs
Caustic soda prices declined by Rs 50 per 50 kg in the national capital today owing to reduced offtake by consuming industries against fresh arrivals from producing regions.

Caustic soda flake fell by Rs 50 to Rs 1,950-2,100 per 50 kg.

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

The following are today's quotations: Ammonium chloride (50 kg) Rs 1,000-2,200, Acetic acid (1 kg) Rs 44-50, Ammonia bicarb (25 kg) Rs 400-675, Boric acid

technical (50 kg) Rs 5,200-6,000, Borex granular (50 kg) Rs 2,400-2,800.

Caustic soda flake (50 kg) Rs 1,950--2,100, Citric acid (50 kg) (China) Rs 3,000-3,200, Citric acid deshi (50 kg) Rs 3,000-3,300, Camphor slab (1 kg) Rs 370, Camphor powder (1kg) Rs 320, Glycerine (1 kg) Rs 150-320, Hexamine (1kg) Rs 95, Hydrogen peroxide (1 kg) Rs 36-50, menthol bold crystal (per kg) Rs 1,735, menthol flake (1 kg) Rs 1,645 and mentha oil (1kg) Rs 1,605.