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Global Sulfur Market 2017-2021

Global Sulfur Market 2017-2021

About Sulfur

Sulfur is a non-metallic, multivalent, and tasteless naturally occurring element. It is usually lemon yellowish in color and found in various mineral springs, water bodies, iron pyrites, gypsum, zinc blende, Epsom salts, barites, and other minerals and ores. Sulfate and sulfide minerals are the most available sources of sulfur on Earth. Apart from mining operations, sulfur is also produced as a byproduct during several chemical, crude oil, and petrochemical refining operations such as tar sands recovery, petroleum refining, coking and metallurgical plants, and heavy oil and natural gas processing. Sulfur is one of the most abundantly available natural elements found on Earth. It is an important nutrient for animals, human beings, and crops. It is one of the key basic chemicals that is widely used as a raw material in the chemical industry. It is used in the production of sulfuric acid as a derivative, which is further used in several industrial and chemical processes, especially in the production of phosphate fertilizers.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global sulfur market to grow at a CAGR of 3.69% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global sulfur market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the retail selling price as the average selling price of the product.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Sulfur Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
  • Chemtrade Logistics
  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec)
  • Enersul Limited Partnership
  • Gazprom
Other prominent vendors
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • National Est. for Agricultural & Industrial Sulphur
  • Oxbow Corporation
  • Royal Dutch Shell
Market driver
  • Granting subsidies for sale of fertilizers in developing economies
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Growing use of alkaline-based process technology
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Rising applications in medical and healthcare sector
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Sulfur Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global sulfur market: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Chemtrade Logistics, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), Enersul Limited Partnership, and Gazprom

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Marathon Petroleum Corporation, National Est. for Agricultural & Industrial Sulphur, Oxbow Corporation, and Royal Dutch Shell.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Rising applications in medical and healthcare sector. Sulfur is widely used in the healthcare and medical sectors as well as therapeutic applications mainly due to its low toxicological profile and promising therapeutic effects. It is the third most available mineral found in human beings by body weight. Various amino-acids which contain sulfur are cystine, methionine, homocysteine, cysteine, homocysteine, and taurine. Nutritional supplements are given to vegans, children, athletes, and HIV patients to mitigate SAA deficiency.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Granting subsidies for sale of fertilizers in developing economies. In most of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, the market prices of fertilizers are strictly regulated by implementing the levy of duties and granting subsidies. Agrarian economies like India and Bangladesh are deficient in potash reserves and phosphate rocks and, therefore, import fertilizers or their feedstocks. This often results in huge price disruptions in the market and affects the purchase of fertilizers by farmers. Most of these economies highly rely on the retail price administration of fertilizers and also incentivize fertilizer manufacturers, sometimes to the extent of 50%-60% to ensure affordability to farmers and promote the smooth flow of crop cultivation. This helps the countries achieve food security.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Growing use of alkaline-based process technology. Papermaking under acid conditions was restricted by corrosion failure and was unsuccessful in producing robust products. The neutral/alkaline papermaking activity in Europe was stimulated by the need to recover and recycle secondary fibers as well as reduce water consumption and abrasiveness of the process due to mineral fillers such as china clays. In North America, the neutral/alkaline papermaking process was exercised to manufacture more permanent paper products, reuse a significant amount of processed water, and significantly reduce the total cost.

Companies Mentioned

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Chemtrade Logistics, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), Enersul Limited Partnership, Gazprom, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, National Est. for Agricultural & Industrial Sulphur, Oxbow Corporation, and Royal Dutch Shell.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Global sulfur market
      • Table Global sulfur market - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (million metric tons)
      • Table Global sulfur market - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2016
  • Market segmentation by end-use
    • Global sulfur market by end-user
      • Table Global sulfur market by end-use - Market share 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by end-use
      • Table Comparison by end-use
    • Global sulfur market for agro-chemicals
      • Table Global sulfur market for agro-chemicals - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (million metric tons)
      • Table Sulfur-based phosphate fertilizer processing
      • Table Global sulfur market for agro-chemicals - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Global sulfur market for chemical and petroleum refining
      • Table Global sulfur market for chemical and petroleum refining - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (million metric tons)
      • Table Global sulfur market for chemical and petroleum refining - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Global sulfur market for metal processing
      • Table Global sulfur market for metal processing - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (million metric tons)
      • Table Global sulfur market for metal processing - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Global sulfur market for others
      • Table Global sulfur market for others - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (million metric tons)
      • Table Global sulfur market for others - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity by end-use
      • Table Market opportunity by end-use
  • Regional landscape
    • Global sulfur market by geography
      • Table Global sulfur market by geography - Market share by geography 2016-2021 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • Sulfur market in APAC
      • Table Sulfur market in APAC - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (million metric tons)
      • Table Sulfur market in APAC - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Sulfur market in North America
      • Table Sulfur market in North America - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (million metric tons)
      • Table Sulfur market in North America - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Sulfur market in Europe
      • Table Sulfur market in Europe - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (million metric tons)
      • Table Sulfur market in Europe - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Sulfur market in ROW
      • Table Sulfur market in ROW - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (million metric tons)
      • Table Sulfur market in ROW - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global crude oil production 2010-2016 (million barrels per day)
      • Table Replacement of traditional materials by TPV in automotive industry
    • Market challenges
      • Table Advantages of alkaline-based process technology
  • Market trends
    • Rising applications in medical and healthcare sector
    • APAC leading the market
    • Increasing adoption of sulfur in pesticide and insecticide applications
      • Table Crops and their associated disease
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Major market vendors
      • Table Major Vendor: Global sulfur market
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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