Caustic soda declines on reduced offtake

NEW DELHI, Aug 16:  Caustic soda prices fell by Rs 100 per 50 kg in the national capital today on reduced offtake by consuming industries against increased arrivals from producing regions.
Caustic soda flake fell by Rs 100 to Rs 1,900-2,000 per 50 kg.
Traders said reduced offtake by consuming industries against increased arrivals from producing belts pulled down caustic soda prices at the wholesale chemical market here.
Following are today’s quotations:
Ammonium chloride (50 kg) Rs 1,200-2,500, Acetic acid (1kg) Rs 52-62, Ammonia bicarb (25 kg) Rs 600-700, Boric acid technical (50 kg) Rs 4,400-5,200, Borex granular (50 kg) Rs 2,200-2,600.
Caustic soda flake (50 kg) Rs 1,900-2,000, Citric acid (50 kg) (China) Rs 3,800-4,000, Citric acid deshi (50 kg) Rs 3,700-4,200, Camphor slab (1 kg) Rs 390, Camphor powder (1kg) Rs 340, Glycerin (1 kg) Rs 140-160, Hexamine (1kg) Rs 95, Hydrogen peroxide (1 kg) Rs 40-50, menthol bold crystal (per kg) Rs 870, menthol flake (1 kg) Rs 820 and mentha oil (1kg) Rs 780. (PTI)

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