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Sodium Cyanide Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

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  • 150 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4787509
The sodium cyanide market was valued at more than 1,100 kilotons in 2021, and the market is projected to register a CAGR of more than 6% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The impact of COVID-19 on the global sodium cyanide market has largely been negated, and the market has now reached pre-pandemic levels.

Key Highlights

  • Over the medium term, the major factors driving the growth of the market studied are the increasing mining activities in Canada and Mexico and the demand from the gold mining industry.
  • On the flip side, the toxicity of sodium cyanide hampers the growth of the market studied.
  • The mining industry dominated the market, and it is likely to grow during the forecast period with the continuous growth in mining activities.
  • Due to the growing mining activities in the region, Asia-Pacific dominated the market, and robust demand from the end-user industry fuelled the growth.

Key Market Trends

Mining Segment to Dominate the Market Demand

  • A major portion of the sodium cyanide produced worldwide is used in mining and metallurgy, especially in extracting gold and silver. It is one of the most economically viable, easily processable, and environmentally sustainable technologies for gold processing.
  • Typically, gold is extracted from its ore using sodium cyanide through leeching. The ore is crushed into a fine powder using industrial machinery in this process. Then, the dust is added to a sodium cyanide solution (NaCN) and allowed to process.
  • Canada is one of the global leaders in mining operations, actively producing more than 60 metals and minerals. The country is the fifth-largest gold producer in the world.
  • For instance, in January 2020, the federal government announced to spend around USD 500,000 to promote northern mining, especially in Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.
  • Apart from the North American region, Africa has abundant mineral sources, making it a hub for the global mining industry. Apart from South Africa, which has a major mining industry, countries like Ghana, Mali, and Burkina Faso, have rapidly growing mining industries.
  • All the above reasons are responsible for the mining segment to dominate the sodium cyanide market in the forecast period (2022-2027).

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region dominated the global market share. With the robust demand from the gold extraction and chemical industry, the demand for sodium cyanide in Asia-Pacific, primarily in China, has increased faster.
  • China is the largest producer of gold across the world. The country produced 368 tons of gold in 2021.
  • Besides, China stands to be the second-largest producer of copper, bauxite, manganese, cobalt, and silver. It also produces gem diamond, chromium, and timber.
  • Such factors are likely to boost the demand for sodium cyanide in China during the forecast period.
  • Australia is the second-largest producer of gold in Asia and the third-largest globally. The gold production in the country reached 328 tons in 2021. The country is estimated to overgrow China in terms of production in the near future, primarily due to the expansion plans.
  • Moreover, as Indonesia holds immense mineral reserves, the government has been promoting investments by offering domestic and foreign investors attractive opportunities. Some of the target minerals include gold, bauxite, copper, silver, tin, and, majorly, nickel (owing to its growing applications in battery technology).
  • Hence, with all such applications and robust demand in the region, Asia-Pacific is expected to be the largest market during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The sodium cyanide market is consolidated, with the top 10 players accounting for over 60% of the share in terms of production capacities. Some of the noticeable players in the market (not in any particular order) include Cyanco International LLC, The Chemours Company, Orica, HeBei ChengXin, and Australian Gold Reagents Pty Ltd.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasing Mining Activities in Canada and Mexico
4.1.2 Demand from the Gold Mining Industry
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Toxicity of Sodium Cyanide
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
5.1 End-user Industry
5.1.1 Mining
5.1.2 Chemical
5.1.3 Other End-user Industries
5.2 Geography
5.2.1 Asia-Pacific China Australia & New Zealand Indonesia Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.2.2 North America United States Canada Rest of North America
5.2.3 Europe Russia CIS Countries (Excluding Russia) Rest of Europe
5.2.4 South America Brazil Argentina Peru Rest of South America
5.2.5 Middle-East and Africa Ghana Sudan South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa
6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Share(%)**/Ranking Analysis
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Anhui Shuguang Group
6.4.2 Australian Gold Reagents Pty Ltd
6.4.3 Changsha Hekang Chemical Co. Ltd
6.4.4 The Chemours Company
6.4.5 Cyanco International LLC
6.4.6 CyPlus Idesa
6.4.7 Hebei Chengxin Group Co. Ltd
6.4.8 Orica Limited
6.4.9 Sasol
6.4.10 Taekwang Industrial Co. Ltd
6.4.11 Tongsuh Petrochemical Corp. Ltd
7.1 Discovery of New Mines
7.2 Legalizing Mining

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Anhui Shuguang Group
  • Australian Gold Reagents Pty Ltd
  • Changsha Hekang Chemical Co. Ltd
  • The Chemours Company
  • Cyanco International LLC
  • CyPlus Idesa
  • Hebei Chengxin Group Co. Ltd
  • Orica Limited
  • Sasol
  • Taekwang Industrial Co. Ltd
  • Tongsuh Petrochemical Corp. Ltd