Calcium Chloride Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

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The global calcium chloride market reached a value of US$ 1.3 Billion in 2017, registering a CAGR of 5.8% during 2010-2017. The market is further projected to reach a value of about US$ 1.8 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 5.5% during 2018-2023. Calcium chloride, with the chemical formula CaCl2, is a salt created from the ionic bond between chlorine and calcium. This inorganic compound occurs in the form of beads and its colour ranges from white to off-white. Calcium chloride is hygroscopic in nature owing to which it is kept in airtight containers and used as a drying agent. It finds a wide range of applications in industries such as agriculture, paint, rubber, medicine, food preservation, transportation, etc.

Global Calcium Chloride Market Drivers:

  • Calcium chloride is widely used in the food industry for cheese production, beer brewing, meat tenderization, and as a firming agent in canned vegetables and fruits. Rising global population along with increasing income levels of the consumers is fuelling the growth of the food industry, thereby stimulating the sales of calcium chloride.
  • Due to the deliquescent nature of calcium chloride, it absorbs moisture from the air and creates a thin liquid coating on each dust particle which adds density to the roadway. Thereby, calcium chloride plays a vital role as a maintenance material for haul roads in mining applications.
  • Calcium chloride acts as an effective accelerator in the concrete industry. Concrete hydration process slows down in low temperatures due to which an accelerator is required to obtain high initial strength. The use of calcium chloride assists in reaching the concrete's desired strength by accelerating its hydration process.
  • Calcium chloride is electrolytic in nature, which implies liberation of calcium ion in presence of water. This process increases the mineral content (calcium ion) in water and provides a controlled source of calcium, which creates a direct impact on the taste of drinking water. Moreover, addition of calcium chloride reduces the erosion of concrete in the pool by common ion effect and increases water hardness in the pool. 
  • Construction of roads, highways, pools in individual houses, office buildings and shopping arcades have risen at a high rate in the recent years. Since calcium chloride is widely used in the construction area as a dust controlling agent, growth in the construction activities has resulted into a heightened demand for calcium chloride. 
  • Depleting conventional gas resources and maturing existing hydrocarbon resources have shifted the focus towards unexplored reservoirs of oil and gas to keep pace with the growing demand. This is boosting the consumption of calcium chloride as it is an essential raw material used in drilling fluids.


calcium chloride market

Breakup by Product Type:

On the basis of product type, the market has been divided into hydrated solid, anhydrous solid and liquor. Amongst these, liquor majorly finds application in refrigeration fluid, at ice skating rinks and on roads as a dust palliative. Hydrated and anhydrous solids are used as a de-icing agent on roads, pavements and sidewalks in winters as they depress the freezing point of water and prevent ice formation.

Breakup by Application:

Based on application, de-icing represents the largest application area, followed by dust control and road stabilization, drilling fluids, construction and industrial processing. Calcium chloride is used for de-icing as it melts ice faster in comparison to other de-icers such as sodium chloride, sand and abrasives.

Breakup by Raw Material:

The market has also been segregated on the basis of raw material into natural brine, Solvay process (by-product), and limestone and hydrochloric acid. Currently, natural brine accounts for nearly half of the total market share. Calcium chloride is refined from naturally occurring brines such as salt lakes and salt deposits. This method is preferred by the manufacturers as it is cost-effective and causes less impact on the environment.

Breakup by Grade Type:

Based on grade type, the report finds that food grade calcium chloride dominates the market, accounting for around two-thirds of the total share. Calcium chloride is used as a firming agent in ready-to-eat food products and as an additive in food preservation.

Regional Insights:

On a geographical front, North America enjoys the leading position in the global calcium chloride market. Calcium chloride is used for de-icing, wastewater treatment, dust control and food processing applications in the region. North America is followed by Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.

Competitive Landscape:

The market is concentrated with the presence of small number of manufacturers. The strong distribution network of large calcium chloride companies and capital-intensive nature of the industry limit the threat from new entrants. Some of the leading players operating in the market are:

  • Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OxyChem)
  • Tetra Chemicals
  • B. J. Services
  • Solvay S.A.
  • Tangshan Sanyou Group Co., Ltd.


The report provides a comprehensive insight into the global calcium chloride industry including its market break-up by region, market breakup by end-uses, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, import and export trends, key players and market outlook. The report also gives an insight into the manufacturing process of calcium chloride, covering key success and risk factors for manufacturers, manufacturing process flow, the reactions involved, raw materials requirements, etc.

The essential aspects of the global calcium chloride market evaluated in the report include:

  • Market trends
  • Major regions
  • Key application areas
  • Popular product types
  • Major grade types
  • Key manufacturers
  • Price trends
  • Raw material requirements
  • Chemical reactions involved in the manufacturing process
  • Major importers and exporters
  • Value chain analysis
  • Market trends for major feedstocks
  • Price trends for major feedstocks
  • Key regions for major feedstocks
  • Key players for major feedstocks

1    Preface
2    Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Physical and Chemical Properties
    4.3    Key Industry Trends
5    Global Calcium Chloride Market
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
        5.2.1    Volume Trends
        5.2.2    Value Trends
    5.3    Price Trends
    5.4    Market Beakup by Region
    5.5    Market Breakup by Product Type
    5.6    Market Breakup by Grade 
    5.7    Market Breakup by Application
    5.8    Market Breakup by Raw Material
    5.9    Market Forecast
    5.10    SWOT Analysis
        5.10.1    Strengths
        5.10.2    Weaknesses
        5.10.3    Opportunities
        5.10.4    Threats
    5.11    Value Chain Analysis
    5.12    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        5.12.1    Overview
        5.12.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.12.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.12.4    Degree of Rivalry
        5.12.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.12.6    Threat of Substitutes
    5.13    Trade Data
        5.13.1    Imports
        5.13.2    Exports
    5.14    Key Market Drivers and Success Factors
6    Market Breakup by Region
    6.1    North America
    6.2    Asia Pacific
    6.3    Europe
    6.4    Middle East and Africa
    6.5    Latin America
7    Market Breakup by Application
    7.1    De-Icing
    7.2    Dust Control and Road Stabilization
    7.3    Drilling Fluids
    7.4    Construction
    7.5    Industrial Processing
    7.6    Others
8    Market Breakup by Product Type 
    8.1    Liquid
    8.2    Hydrated Solid 
    8.3    Anhydrous Solid 
9    Market Breakup by Raw Material
    9.1    Natural Brine
    9.2    Solvay Process (by-product)
    9.3    Limestone and HCL
    9.4    Others
10    Market Breakup by Grade 
    10.1    Food Grade
    10.2    Industrial Grade
11    Competitive Landscape
    11.1    Competitive Structure
    11.2    Key Players
12    Calcium Chloride Manufacturing Process
    12.1    Product Overview
    12.2    Manufacturing Process
        12.2.1    Solvay Process (CaCl2 as a co-product)
        12.2.2    Acid-Limestone Neutralization
        12.2.3    Refining of Natural Brine
    12.3    Chemical Reactions Involved
    12.4    Raw Material Requirements
    12.5    Mass Balance and Feedstock Conversion Rates
13    Calcium Chloride Feedstock Market Analysis
    13.1    Limestone
        13.1.1    Market Performance
            13.1.1.1    Volume Trends
            13.1.1.2    Value Trends
        13.1.2    Price Trends
        13.1.3    Market Breakup by Region
        13.1.4    Key Suppliers
    13.2    Hydrochloric Acid
        13.2.1    Market Performance
            13.2.1.1    Volume Trends
            13.2.1.2    Value Trends
        13.2.2    Price Trends
        13.2.3    Market Breakup by Region
        13.2.4    Key Suppliers
    13.3    Natural Brine
14    Key Player Profiles
    14.1    Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OxyChem)
    14.2    Tetra Chemicals
    14.3    B. J. Services
    14.4    Solvay SA
    14.5    Tangshan Sanyou Group Co., Ltd.
    14.6    Qingdao Huadong Calcium Producing Co. Ltd.
    14.7    Tiger Calcium Services
    14.8    Ward Chemicals
    14.9    Weifang Haibin Chemical Co. Ltd
    14.10    Weifang Taize Chemical Industry Co. Ltd
    14.11    Zirax Ltd

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Calcium Chloride: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Calcium Chloride Market: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2010-2017
Figure 3: Global: Calcium Chloride Market: Consumption Value (in Billion US$), 2010-2017
Figure 4: Calcium Chloride Market: Average Prices (in US$/Ton), 2010 -2017
Figure 5: Calcium Chloride Market: Average Prices (in US$/Ton), 2018 -2023
Figure 6: Global: Calcium Chloride Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 7: Global: Calcium Chloride Market: Breakup by Product Type (in %), 2017
Figure 8: Global: Calcium Chloride Market: Breakup by Grade Type (in %), 2017
Figure 9: Global: Calcium Chloride Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2017
Figure 10: Global: Calcium Chloride Market: Breakup by Raw Material (in %), 2017
Figure 11: Global: Calcium Chloride Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 12: Global: Calcium Chloride Market Forecast: Consumption Value (in Billion US$), 2018-2023
Figure 13: Global: Calcium Chloride Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 14: Calcium Chloride Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 15: Global: Calcium Chloride Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 16: Global: Calcium Chloride: Import Volume Breakup by Country (in %), 2017
Figure 17: Saudi Arabia: Calcium Chloride: Import Volume (in Tons), 2010-2017
Figure 18: Global: Calcium Chloride: Export Volume Breakup by Country (in %), 2017
Figure 19: China: Calcium Chloride: Export Volume (in Tons), 2010-2017
Figure 20: North America: Calcium Chloride Market: Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 21: Asia Pacific: Calcium Chloride Market: Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 22: Europe: Calcium Chloride Market: Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 23: Middle East and Africa Market: Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 24: O: Calcium Chloride Market: Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 25: Global: Calcium Chloride Market (Application in De-icing): Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 26: Global: Calcium Chloride Market (Application in Dust Control and Road Stabilization): Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 27: Global: Calcium Chloride Market (Applications as a Drilling Fluid): Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 28: Global: Calcium Chloride Market (Applications in Construction): Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 29: Global: Calcium Chloride Market (Applications in Industrial Processing): Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 30: Global: Calcium Chloride Market (Other Applications): Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 31: Global: Calcium Chloride (Liquid): Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 32: Global: Calcium Chloride Market (Hydrated Solid): Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 32: Global: Calcium Chloride Market (Anhydrous Solid): Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 33: Global: Calcium Chloride Market (From Natural Brine): Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 34: Global: Calcium Chloride Market (From Solvay Process): Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 35: Global: Calcium Chloride Market (From Limestone and HCL): Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 36: Global: Calcium Chloride Market (From Other Raw Materials): Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 37: Global: Calcium Chloride Market (Food Grade): Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 38: Global: Calcium Chloride Market (Industrial Grade): Consumption Volume (in 000’ Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 39: Calcium Chloride Manufacturing (as a by-product from Solvay Process): Detailed Process Flow
Figure 40: Calcium Chloride Manufacturing (Purification of Slurry after Distillation): Detailed Process Flow
Figure 41: Calcium Chloride Manufacturing (Using Acid-Limestone Neutralization): Detailed Process Flow
Figure 42: Global: Limestone Market: Consumption Volume (in Billion Tons), 2010-2017
Figure 43: Global: Limestone Market: Consumption Value (in Billion US$) 2010-2017
Figure 44: Limestone Market: Average Prices (in US$/Ton) 2010-2017
Figure 45: Global: Limestone Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 46: Global: Hydrochloric Acid Market: Production Volume (in Billion Litres), 2010-2017
Figure 47: Global: Hydrochloric Acid Market: Production Value (in US$ Million) 2010-2017
Figure 48: Hydrochloric Acid Market: Average Prices (in US$/Ton) 2010-2017
Figure 49: Global: Hydrochloric Acid Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 50: Global: Calcium Chloride Natural Brines: Reserve Details
Figure 51: Global: Natural Occurences of CaCl2 Evoporites

List of Tables

Table 1: Calcium Chloride: Physical and Chemical Properties
Table 2: Global: Calcium Chloride Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 3: Global: Calcium Chloride: Import Data by Country, 2017
Table 4: Global: Calcium Chloride: Export Data by Country, 2017
Table 5: Global: Calcium Chloride Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in 000’ Tons), 2018-2023
Table 6: Global: Calcium Chloride Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (in 000’ Tons), 2018-2023
Table 7: Global: Calcium Chloride Market Forecast: Breakup by Product Type (in 000’ Tons), 2018-2023
Table 8: Global: Calcium Chloride Market Forecast: Breakup by Raw Material (in 000’ Tons), 2018-2023
Table 9: Global: Calcium Chloride Market Forecast: Market Breakup by Application (in 000’ Tons), 2018-2023
Table 10: Global: Calcium Chloride Market: Competitive Landscape
Table 11: Global: Calcium Chloride Market: Key Players
Table 12: Calcium Chloride Manufacturing (as a by-product from Solvay Process): Chemical Reactions Involved
Table 13: Calcium Chloride Manufacturing (Using Acid-Limestone Neutralization): Chemical Reactions Involved
Table 14: Calcium Chloride Manufacturing: Raw Material and Utility Requirements
Table 15: Calcium Chloride Manufacturing: Raw Material and Utility Requirements
Table 16: Calcium Chloride Manufacturing: Utility Requirements (for Solid CaCl2 from Concentrated Liquor)
Table 17: Calcium Chloride Manufacturing: Environmental Impact Analysis (for Liquid CaCl2
Table 18: Calcium Chloride Manufacturing: Environmental Impact Analysis (for Solid CaCl2
Table 19: Global: Limestone Market: Key Manufacturers
Table 20: Global: Hydrochloric Acid Market: Key Manufacturers


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