Sodium Cyanide Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Sodium Cyanide Market is Segmented by End-User Industry (Mining, Chemical, and Other End-User Industries) and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The Market Size and Forecasts for Sodium Cyanide Market are Provided in Terms of Volume (Tons) for all the Above Segments.


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Study Period 2019-2029
Market Volume (2024) 1.19 Million tons
Market Volume (2029) 1.45 Million tons
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 4.06 %
Fastest Growing Market North America
Largest Market Asia Pacific

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Sodium Cyanide Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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The Sodium Cyanide Market size is estimated at 1.19 Million tons in 2024, and is expected to reach 1.45 Million tons by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 4.06% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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

  • Over the medium term, the major factors driving the studied market's growth 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 and the development of substitutes for gold extraction hampers the growth of the market studied.
  • The discovery of new mines is projected to offer lucrative opportunities to the market players during the forecast period.
  • 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.

Sodium Cyanide 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. Then, the dust is added to a sodium cyanide solution (NaCN) and allowed to process.
  • Canada is among the top four gold producers in 2022, behind China, Australia, and Russia. As per the USGS statistics, the country's production stood at around 220 tons in 2022, representing around 7% of global production. The production growth was mainly due to increased output at the Detour Lake, Canadian Malartic, Meadowbank Complex, Meliadine, Eagle Gold, and Young-Davidson mines.
  • Various large mining companies are seeking exposure in Canada, and several advanced projects with feasibility studies are taking place in the country for future investment. Moreover, the Government of Canada is taking various initiatives to attract more investors to develop untapped mineral resources.
  • Apart from the North American region, Africa contains abundant mineral sources, making it a hub for the global mining industry. Apart from South Africa, a major mining industry, countries like Ghana, Mali, and Burkina Faso, include rapidly growing mining industries.
  • All the above reasons are responsible for the mining segment to dominate the sodium cyanide market in the forecast period.
Sodium Cyanide Market, CAGR (%), by End-User Industry, Global, 2023-2028

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, increased faster.
  • China is the largest producer of gold, with a share of about 9% of the total gold produced worldwide. According to the World Gold Council, mine production in China increased by 42 tons (13%) to 374 tons. It is because mining in Shandong province returned to normal following widespread safety stoppages for most of 2021.
  • Besides, China is the second-largest producer of copper, bauxite, manganese, cobalt, and silver. It also produces gem diamonds, chromium, and timber.
  • Such factors will likely boost the demand for sodium cyanide in China during the forecast period.
  • According to the USGS Report, Australia's gold industry produced 320 tons of mined gold in 2022, up by 1.5% year-on-year. The country is estimated to overgrow China in production shortly, primarily due to the expansion plans.
  • Moreover, as Indonesia holds immense mineral reserves, the government is 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.
Sodium Cyanide Market - Growth Rate by Region

Sodium Cyanide Industry Overview

The sodium cyanide market is consolidated, with the top 10 players accounting for over 60% of the share in production capacities. Some of the noticeable players in the market (not in any particular order) include Cyanco International LLC, Malion New Materials, Draslovka, Australian Gold Reagents Pty Ltd., and Anhui Shuguang Chemical Group.

Sodium Cyanide Market Leaders

  1. Malion New Materials

  2. Draslovka

  3. Cyanco International LLC

  4. Australian Gold Reagents Pty Ltd

  5. Anhui Shuguang Chemical Group

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Sodium Cyanide Market Concentration
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Recent Development

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Sodium Cyanide Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 High Demand from the Gold Mining Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Mining Activities in Canada and Mexico

      3. 4.1.3 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Toxicity of Sodium Cyanide

      2. 4.2.2 Development of Substitute for Gold Extraction

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 End-user Industry

      1. 5.1.1 Mining

      2. 5.1.2 Chemical

      3. 5.1.3 Other End-user Industries

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Australia & New Zealand

        3. Indonesia

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.2.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.2.3 Europe

        1. Russia

        2. CIS Countries (Excluding Russia)

        3. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Peru

        4. Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Ghana

        2. Sudan

        3. South Africa

        4. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share(%)**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Anhui Shuguang Chemical Group

      2. 6.4.2 Australian Gold Reagents Pty Ltd

      3. 6.4.3 Changsha Hekang Chemical Co. Ltd

      4. 6.4.4 Cyanco International LLC

      5. 6.4.5 Cyplus Gmbh

      6. 6.4.6 Draslovka

      7. 6.4.7 Hebei Chengxin Group Co. Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 Jincheng Hongsheng Chemical Co. Ltd

      9. 6.4.9 Orica Limited

      10. 6.4.10 Taekwang Industrial Co. Ltd

      11. 6.4.11 Tongsuh Petrochemical Corp. Ltd (Asahi Kasei Corporation)

      12. 6.4.12 Unigel

      13. 6.4.13 Ynnovate Sanzheng (Yingkou) Fine Chemicals Co. Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Discovery of New Mines

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Sodium Cyanide Industry Segmentation

Sodium cyanide is a white, crystalline, deliquescent, water-soluble, poisonous powder prepared by heating sodium amide with charcoal. It is used commercially for fumigation, electroplating, extracting gold and silver from ores, and chemical manufacturing. 

The sodium cyanide market is segmented by end-user industry and geography. The end-user industry segments the market into mining, chemical, and other end-user industries. The report also covers the market size and forecasts in 14 countries across major regions. Each segment's market sizing and forecasts are based on Volume (Tons).

End-user Industry
Other End-user Industries
Australia & New Zealand
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
CIS Countries (Excluding Russia)
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
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Sodium Cyanide Market Research FAQs

The Sodium Cyanide Market size is expected to reach 1.19 million tons in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 4.06% to reach 1.45 million tons by 2029.

In 2024, the Sodium Cyanide Market size is expected to reach 1.19 million tons.

Malion New Materials, Draslovka, Cyanco International LLC, Australian Gold Reagents Pty Ltd and Anhui Shuguang Chemical Group are the major companies operating in the Sodium Cyanide Market.

North America is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Sodium Cyanide Market.

In 2023, the Sodium Cyanide Market size was estimated at 1.14 million tons. The report covers the Sodium Cyanide Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Sodium Cyanide Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Sodium Cyanide Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)