Sodium sulfate is an inorganic chemical that looks like a white powder. Its chemical symbol is NA2 SO4. Sodium sulfates is used in the production of many products. Soaps and detergents account for the largest single share (35%) of its consumption. Other end uses of sodium sulfate include glass manufacturing which accounts for 18% of consumption, the paper and pulp industry uses 15%, and textile production account for 4% of consumption in the United States. The remaining 28% of consumption is divided among many smaller consuming end users.
The market size presented below is the estimated total value of all natural and synthetic sodium sulfate sold in 2010.
Geographic reference: United States
Market size: $42 Million
Source: “Sodium Sulfate Statistics Information,” part of an annual series titled Mineral Commodities Summaries, published by the U.S. Geographical Survey and available online here.
Original Source: U.S. Department of the Interior, USGS