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Magnesium Sulphate China Report 2018-Market Research of Magnesium Sulphate in China

Magnesium Sulphate China Report 2018-Market Research of Magnesium Sulphate in China

Magnesium sulphate is an important inorganic chemical raw material, mainly applied in secondary industry, agriculture, food and medicine. So far, according to its downstream application areas, there are five major effective national standards of magnesium sulphate in China, namely HG/T 2680-2017, GB/T 26568-2011, GB 29207-2012, GB 32449-2015 and Chinese Pharmacopoeia (2015 version) (pharmaceutical grade MgSO4·7H2O).

In 2017, China's output of magnesium sulphate exceeded 1.5 million tonnes, 47% of which was consumed domestically and the remaining 53% was for export. For domestic market, most of the magnesium sulphate consumed in China was industrial grade, accounted for 95% of the total. East China ranked first in the consumption of magnesium sulphate of various specifications in 2017, followed by South China and Central China.

In 2017, the price of magnesium sulphate in China rose slightly as a whole, mainly due to the tightening environmental protection regulations and increasing labor cost. Different grades of magnesium sulphate vary greatly in price, for example, the average price of industrial grade I MgSO4·7H2O (first-rate, 99%) stood at USD54/t in 2017, while that of food grade MgSO4·7H2O (99%) reached USD119/t.

There are mainly two methods for the preparation of magnesium sulphate in China, namely sulphuric acid reaction method and salt lake brine method. Sulphuric acid reaction method is mostly adopted in the production of magnesium sulphate, as the products obtained through this method are of higher quality, which are widely applied in industrial use, feed and food industries.

Production costs of magnesium sulphate through sulphuric acid reaction method can be broken down into equipment capital, running capital, staff pay, production cost, and waste treatment costs. In 2017, the annual average cost of operating a 30,000 t/a production magnesium sulphate line ranged from USD4,332,511 to USD8,858,011 varied by product grades.

The report is based on data sourced by diverse methods. The data collected and compiled was variously sourced from telephone interviews, published magazines, journals, government statistics and CCM’s database, etc. Data obtained from various sources have been combined and cross-checked to ensure that this report is as accurate and methodologically sound as possible

Scope of the report
Region scope: China
Time scope: 2017
On the basis of industrial segments: magnesium sulphate standards, consumption, price, production technology, and production cost.
On the basis of magnesium sulphate specifications: Industrial grade I, Industrial grade II, Agricultural use, Food grade, Feed grade and Pharmaceutical grade


Executive summary
Methodology
1 Introduction to national standards of magnesium sulphate in China
1.1 Brief introduction of magnesium sulphate
1.2 Quality standards of magnesium sulphate
2 Application of magnesium sulphate in China, 2017
2.1 Supply of magnesium sulphate
2.2 Consumption of magnesium sulphate
2.3 Major end-users of magnesium sulphate by downstream industry
2.3.1 Secondary industry
2.3.2 Fertiliser
2.3.3 Feed
2.3.4 Food
2.3.5 Pharmaceutic adjuvant
3 Price of magnesium sulphate in China by grade, 2017
3.1 Ex-works price of magnesium sulphate
3.2 FOB price of magnesium sulphate
4 Production method and cost analysis of magnesium sulphate in China
4.1 Introduction of major magnesium sulphate production technology
4.2 Production routes of magnesium sulphate adopting sulphuric acid reaction method by product specification
4.2.1 Industrial grade, agricultural use and feed grade magnesium sulphate heptahydrate
4.2.2 Industrial grade, agricultural use and feed grade magnesium sulphate monohydrate
4.2.3 Food grade and pharmaceutical grade magnesium sulphate
4.3 Cost analysis of magnesium sulphate production
4.3.1 Cost analysis of waste treatment in magnesium sulphate production
4.3.2 Cost analysis of magnesium sulphate production by product specification
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1.1-1 Basic information of magnesium sulphate
Table 1.2-1 National standard on magnesium sulphate for different use
Table 1.2-2 National Chemical Industry Standard on Magnesium Sulphate for Industrial Use (HG/T 2680-2017)
Table 1.2-3 National Standard on Magnesium Sulphate for Agricultural Use (GB/T 26568-2011)
Table 1.2-4 National Standard on Magnesium Sulphate for Food Use (GB 29207-2012)
Table 1.2-5 National Standard on Magnesium Sulphate for Feed Use (GB 32449-2015)
Table 1.2-6 Standard on Pharmaceutical Grade Magnesium Sulphate (MgSO4·7H2O) (Chinese Pharmacopoeia (2015 Version, Volume Ⅱ))
Table 1.2-7 List of in effect and invalid standards for magnesium sulphate in China
Table 2-1 Output, apparent consumption and export volume of China's magnesium sulphate by grade, 2017, tonne
Table 2-2 Application of magnesium sulphate by product grade
Table 2.1-1 China's magnesium sulphate output by grade, 2017
Table 2.2-1 Consumption of magnesium sulphate by product specification in different end-use industries in China, 2017
Table 2.2-2 Consumption of magnesium sulphate by product specification in China, 2017
Table 2.2-3 Consumption of magnesium sulphate by product specification in different regions in China, 2017
Table 2.2-4 Consumption of magnesium sulphate by end-use industry, 2017
Table 2.3-1 Actual consumption of magnesium sulphate by major end-users in China, 2017
Table 3.1-1 Monthly ex-works price of magnesium sulphate by product grade, 2017, USD/t
Table 3.2-1 Monthly FOB price of magnesium sulphate by product grade, 2017, USD/t
Table 4.1-1 Comparison of two major magnesium sulphate production methods
Table 4.3-1 List of equipment for magnesium sulphate production
Table 4.3-2 Labour counts for magnesium sulphate production
Table 4.3-3 Mining cost of magnesia (MgO≥85%), 2017
Table 4.3-4 Industrial grade I MgSO4·7H2O (premium, 99.5%) cost breakdown in China, 2017
Table 4.3-5 Industrial grade I MgSO4·7H2O (first-rate, 99.0%) cost breakdown in China, 2017
Table 4.3-6 Industrial grade I MgSO4·7H2O (qualified, 98.0%) cost breakdown in China, 2017
Table 4.3-7 Industrial grade II MgSO4·7H2O (first-rate, Mg w/%=16.5) cost breakdown in China, 2017
Table 4.3-8 Industrial grade II MgSO4·H2O (qualified, Mg w/%=15.7) cost breakdown in China, 2017
Table 4.3-9 MgSO4·7H2O (Mg w/%=9.5) for agricultural use cost breakdown in China, 2017
Table 4.3-10 MgSO4·H2O (Mg w/%=15) for agricultural use cost breakdown in China, 2017
Table 4.3-11 MgSO4·H2O (Mg w/%=13.5) for agricultural use cost breakdown in China, 2017
Table 4.3-12 Food grade MgSO4·7H2O (99%) cost breakdown in China, 2017
Table 4.3-13 Food grade MgSO4·3H2O (99%) cost breakdown in China, 2017
Table 4.3-14 Food grade MgSO4·H2O (99%) cost breakdown in China, 2017
Table 4.3-15 Food grade MgSO4 (99%) cost breakdown in China, 2017
Table 4.3-16 Food grade MgSO4· nH2O (99%) cost breakdown in China, 2017
Table 4.3-17 Feed grade MgSO4·7H2O (99%) cost breakdown in China, 2017
Table 4.3-18 Feed grade MgSO4·H2O (94%) cost breakdown in China, 2017
Table 4.3-19 Pharmaceutical grade MgSO4 (99%) cost breakdown in China, 2017
Table 4.3.1-1 Cost breakdown of gaseous waste treatment, 2017
Table 4.3.1-2 Cost breakdown of liquid waste treatment, 2017
Table 4.3.1-3 Cost breakdown of solid waste treatment, 2017
Table 4.3.2-1 Cost analysis of magnesium sulphate production by product specification, 2017, USD/a
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 4.2.1-1 Production route of industrial grade, feed grade and agricultural use magnesium sulphate heptahydrate (MgSO4·7H2O) in China
Figure 4.2.2-1 Production route of industrial grade, agricultural use and feed grade magnesium sulphate monohydrate (MgSO4·H2O) in China
Figure 4.2.3-1 Production route of food grade and pharmaceutical grade magnesium sulphate in China

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