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Elemental Sulfur Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012 - 2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017 - 2027

Elemental Sulfur Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012 - 2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017 - 2027

Agrochemicals and Chemicals & Petroleum Refining application segments will witness significant growth throughout the forecast period

In terms of application of elemental sulphur, the Agrochemicals segment dominates the global market and is estimated to represent around US$ 3,000 Mn or more than 50% share of the total market in 2017. The Agrochemicals segment is expected to reach a market valuation in excess of US$ 4,000 Mn by 2027 end, expanding at a CAGR of 3.1% in terms of value over the forecast period. Consumption of elemental sulphur for agrochemical applications, especially in phosphate fertilisers, is expected to grow steadily throughout the forecast period. The segment is anticipated to represent a market attractiveness index of 3.2 over the forecast period. Increasing phosphate fertiliser consumption and production along with new capacity addition across the globe is expected to boost the demand for elemental sulphur. The Chemical & Petroleum Refining application segment is estimated to account for a little under 25% revenue share of the global elemental sulphur market by 2017 end and is expected to gain 120 BPS in its market share by 2027 over 2017. China and India are the most populated countries in the world and as a result, there is a rapidly increasing demand for food and agricultural products in these nations. This creates a necessity to produce maximum yield with the available agricultural land. The demand for fertilisers is escalating to sustain the increase in food production. In APEJ, China and India are the major consumer markets for fertilisers. The two countries together accounted for over 55% share in the global fertiliser market in terms of consumption in 2015. Thus rising demand for fertilisers coupled with an increase in the production of fertilisers in the APEJ region will result in an increase in demand for elemental sulphur over the forecast period.

Sulphuric acid finds application in the production of various metals such as copper, zinc and nickel. Among these, the production of copper dominates the sulphuric acid market in terms of consumption in the mining application. This rise in production of metals in the North America region, especially in the U.S. has significantly impacted the consumption of sulphuric acid for the leaching of metals from their oxide ores. A growing use of elemental sulphur in the mining operation is creating a positive impact on the global elemental sulphur market.

Around 90% of elemental sulphur produced is utilised for the production of sulphuric acid, which finds applications in chemicals, petroleum refining, automobile batteries and metal leaching, among others. Within the chemicals industry, increasing consumption of sulphuric acid for waste water treatment, ph control and other applications will help drive the demand for elemental sulphur, thereby boosting revenue growth of the global market.

The use of elemental sulphur for agrochemicals is projected to remain lucrative both in terms of market share and CAGR index in Europe

The use of elemental sulphur for agrochemicals is expected to remain dominant throughout the forecast period in Western Europe. The mining and metallurgy application segment is expected to hold a relatively small share and expand at a low CAGR as compared to other application segments. In Eastern Europe, the paper and pulp application segment is also projected to create significant growth opportunities during the course of the decade. Moreover, applications such as chemicals and petroleum refining and rubber and plastics are also projected to remain lucrative over the forecast period.


1. Executive Summary
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Market Analysis
1.3. FMI Analysis and Recommendations
1.4. Wheel of Fortune
2. Market Introduction
2.1. Market Taxonomy
2.2. Market Definition
3. Global Elemental Sulphur Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027
3.1. Market Projections
3.2. Market Size
3.3. Absolute $ Opportunity
3.4. Value Chain
4. Market View Point
4.1. Macro-Economic Factors
4.2. Forecast Factor: Relevance and Impact
5. Global Elemental Sulphur Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027 By Region
5.1. Introduction / Key Findings
5.2. Historical Market Size & Volume Analysis, 2012 – 2016
5.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) Forecast By Region, 2017 - 209
5.3.1. North America
5.3.2. Western Europe
5.3.3. Eastern Europe
5.3.4. Latin America
5.3.5. Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
5.3.6. Japan
5.3.7. Middle East and Africa
5.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Region
5.5. Global Elemental Sulphur Production: By Source
5.6. Global Elemental Sulphur Demand & Supply, 2012-2016
6. Global Elemental Sulphur Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027, By Application
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Historical Market Size & Volume Analysis, 2012 – 2016
6.3. Market Size & Volume Forecast By Application, 2017–2027
6.3.1. Agrochemicals
6.3.2. Chemicals & Petroleum Refining
6.3.3. Rubber & Plastics
6.3.4. Mining & Metallurgy
6.3.5. Pulp & Paper
6.3.6. Others
6.4. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Application
7. Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ) Elemental Sulphur Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Regional Market Dynamics
7.2.1. Drivers
7.2.2. Restraints
7.2.3. Trends
7.3. Historical Market Size & Volume By Country, 2012–2016
7.4. Market Size & Volume Forecast By Country, 2017–2027
7.4.1. China
7.4.2. India
7.4.3. South Korea
7.4.4. ASEAN
7.4.5. Rest of APEJ
7.5. Historical Market Size & Volume By Application, 2012–2016
7.6. Market Size & Volume Forecast By Application, 2017–2027
7.6.1. Agrochemicals
7.6.2. Chemicals & Petroleum Refining
7.6.3. Rubber & Plastics
7.6.4. Mining & Metallurgy
7.6.5. Pulp & Paper
7.6.6. Others
7.7. Market Attractiveness Analysis
7.7.1. By Country
7.7.2. By Application
7.8. APEJ Elemental Sulphur Production Overview
7.8.1. APEJ Elemental Sulphur Production, By Source 2012-2017;2022,2027
7.8.1.1. Oil Based
7.8.1.2. Gas Based
7.8.1.3. Mining
7.8.1.4. Other
7.9. APEJ Elemental Sulphur Demand & Supply, 2012-2016
8. North America Elemental Sulphur Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Regional Market Dynamics
8.2.1. Drivers
8.2.2. Restraints
8.2.3. Trends
8.3. Historical Market Size & Volume By Country, 2012–2016
8.4. Market Size & Volume Forecast By Country, 2017–2027
8.4.1. U.S.
8.4.2. Canada
8.5. Historical Market Size & Volume By Application, 2012–2016
8.6. Market Size & Volume Forecast By Application, 2017–2027
8.6.1. Agrochemicals
8.6.2. Chemicals & Petroleum Refining
8.6.3. Rubber & Plastics
8.6.4. Mining & Metallurgy
8.6.5. Pulp & Paper
8.6.6. Others
8.7. Market Attractiveness Analysis
8.7.1. By Country
8.7.2. By Application
8.8. North America Elemental Sulphur Production Overview
8.8.1. North America Elemental Sulphur Production, By Source 2012-2017;2022,2027
8.8.1.1. Oil Based
8.8.1.2. Gas Based
8.8.1.3. Mining
8.8.1.4. Other
8.9. North America Elemental Sulphur Demand & Supply, 2012-2016
9. Latin America Elemental Sulphur Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027
9.1. Introduction
9.2. Regional Market Dynamics
9.2.1. Drivers
9.2.2. Restraints
9.2.3. Trends
9.3. Historical Market Size & Volume By Country, 2012–2016
9.4. Market Size & Volume Forecast By Country, 2017–2027
9.4.1. Brazil
9.4.2. Mexico
9.4.3. Rest of Latin America
9.5. Historical Market Size & Volume By Application, 2012–2016
9.6. Market Size & Volume Forecast By Application, 2017–2027
9.6.1. Agrochemicals
9.6.2. Chemicals & Petroleum Refining
9.6.3. Rubber & Plastics
9.6.4. Mining & Metallurgy
9.6.5. Pulp & Paper
9.6.6. Others
9.7. Market Attractiveness Analysis
9.7.1. By Country
9.7.2. By Application
9.8. Latin America Elemental Sulphur Production Overview
9.8.1. Latin America Elemental Sulphur Production, By Source 2012-2017;2022,2027
9.8.1.1. Oil Based
9.8.1.2. Gas Based
9.8.1.3. Mining
9.8.1.4. Other
9.9. Latin America Elemental Sulphur Demand & Supply, 2012-2016
10. Eastern Europe Elemental Sulphur Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027
10.1.Introduction
10.2.Regional Market Dynamics
10.2.1.Drivers
10.2.2.Restraints
10.2.3.Trends
10.3.Historical Market Size & Volume By Country, 2012–2016
10.4.Market Size & Volume Forecast By Country, 2017–2027
10.4.1.Russia
10.4.2.Poland
10.4.3.Rest of Eastern Europe
10.5.Historical Market Size & Volume By Application, 2012–2016
10.6.Market Size & Volume Forecast By Application, 2017–2027
10.6.1.Agrochemicals
10.6.2.Chemicals & Petroleum Refining
10.6.3.Rubber & Plastics
10.6.4.Mining & Metallurgy
10.6.5.Pulp & Paper
10.6.6.Others
10.7. Market Attractiveness Analysis
10.7.1.By Country
10.7.2.By Application
10.8. Eastern Europe Elemental Sulphur Production Overview
10.8.1.Eastern Europe Elemental Sulphur Production, By Source 2012-2017;2022,2027
10.8.1.1.Oil Based
10.8.1.2.Gas Based
10.8.1.3.Mining
10.8.1.4.Other
10.9. Eastern Europe Elemental Sulphur Demand & Supply, 2012-2016
11. Western Europe Elemental Sulphur Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027
11.1.Introduction
11.2.Regional Market Dynamics
11.2.1.Drivers
11.2.2.Restraints
11.2.3.Trends
11.3. Historical Market Size & Volume By Country, 2012–2016
11.4. Market Size & Volume Forecast By Country, 2017–2027
11.4.1.Germany
11.4.2.France
11.4.3.Italy
11.4.4.Spain
11.4.5.U.K.
11.4.6.Rest of Western Europe
11.5.Historical Market Size & Volume By Application, 2012–2016
11.6.Market Size & Volume Forecast By Application, 2017–2027
11.6.1.Agrochemicals
11.6.2.Chemicals & Petroleum Refining
11.6.3.Rubber & Plastics
11.6.4.Mining & Metallurgy
11.6.5.Pulp & Paper
11.6.6.Others
11.7.Market Attractiveness Analysis
11.7.1.By Country
11.7.2.By Application
11.8.Western Europe Elemental Sulphur Production Overview
11.8.1. Western Europe Elemental Sulphur Production, By Source 2012-2017;2022,2027
11.8.1.1.Oil Based
11.8.1.2.Gas Based
11.8.1.3.Mining
11.8.1.4.Other
11.9. Western Europe Elemental Sulphur Demand & Supply, 2012-2016
12. Japan Elemental Sulphur Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027
12.1. Introduction
12.2. Regional Market Dynamics
12.2.1.Drivers
12.2.2.Restraints
12.2.3.Trends
12.3.Historical Market Size & Volume By Application, 2012–2016
12.4. Market Size & Volume Forecast By Application, 2017–2027
12.4.1.Agrochemicals
12.4.2.Chemicals & Petroleum Refining
12.4.3.Rubber & Plastics
12.4.4.Mining & Metallurgy
12.4.5.Pulp & Paper
12.4.6.Others
12.5.Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
12.6.Market Attractiveness Analysis
12.6.1.By Country
12.6.2.By Application
12.7.Japan Elemental Sulphur Production Overview
12.7.1. Japan Elemental Sulphur Production, By Source 2012-2017;2022,2027
12.7.1.1.Oil Based
12.7.1.2.Gas Based
12.7.1.3.Mining
12.7.1.4.Other
12.8. Japan Elemental Sulphur Demand & Supply, 2012-2016
13. Middle East Elemental Sulphur Market Analysis 2012–2016 and Forecast 2017–2027
13.1. Introduction
13.2. Regional Market Dynamics
13.2.1.Drivers
13.2.2.Restraints
13.2.3.Trends
13.3.Historical Market Size & Volume By Country, 2012–2016
13.4.Market Size & Volume Forecast By Country, 2017–2027
13.4.1.GCC
13.4.2.South Africa
13.4.3.Rest of MEA
13.5.Historical Market Size & Volume By Application, 2012–2016
13.6.Market Size & Volume Forecast By Application, 2017–2027
13.6.1.Agrochemicals
13.6.2.Chemicals & Petroleum Refining
13.6.3.Rubber & Plastics
13.6.4.Mining & Metallurgy
13.6.5.Pulp & Paper
13.6.6.Others
13.7.Market Attractiveness Analysis
13.7.1.By Country
13.7.2.By Application
13.8.MEA Elemental Sulphur Production Overview
13.8.1.MEA Elemental Sulphur Production, By Source 2012-2017;2022,2027
13.8.1.1. Oil Based
13.8.1.2. Gas Based
13.8.1.3. Mining
13.8.1.4. Other
13.9. Eastern Europe Elemental Sulphur Demand & Supply, 2012-2016
14. Competition Landscape
14.1. Competition Dashboard
14.2. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Strategy, Recent Developments)
14.2.1. The Saudi Arabian Oil Company
14.2.2. Marathon Petroleum Corporation
14.2.3. Exxon Mobile Corporation
14.2.4. Tengizchevroil
14.2.5. Valero Energy Corporation
14.2.6. Sinopec Corp.
14.2.7. Royal Dutch Shell Plc.
14.2.8. Pemex
14.2.9. OAO Gazprom
14.2.10. Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
14.2.11. Motiva Enterprises LLC
14.2.12. ConocoPhillips Company
14.2.13. Oxbow Corporation.
14.2.14. PotashCorp
14.2.15. Suncor Energy Inc.
14.2.16. Flint Hills Resources
14.2.17. Montana Sulphur & Chemical Co.
14.2.18. Jordan Sulphur
14.2.19. National Est. for Agricultural & Industrial Sulphur

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