Sulfuric Acid Market by Raw Material, Application and Region - Global Forecast to 2021

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The Global Sulfuric Acid Market is Projected to Reach USD 11.10 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 2.87% and the Market is Projected to Grow at a CAGR of 2.20% and Reach 278.33 Million Ton by 2021 by Volume

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  • Agrium Inc.,
  • Atul Ltd.
  • BASF SE
  • Eurochem
  • KMG Chemicals Inc
  • OCP Group
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Sulfuric Acid Market by Raw Material (Elemental Sulfur, Base Metal Smelters, Pyrite Ore and Others), Application (Fertilizers, Chemical Manufacturing, Metal Processing, Petroleum Refining, Textile Industry, Automotive, Pulp & Paper and Others) and Region - Global Forecast to 2021

“Increase in the production of nutrient rich food crops and sustainable and steady demands for sulfuric acid due to its diversified applications is driving the growth of the global sulfuric acid market”

The global sulfuric acid market is projected to reach USD 11.10 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 2.87%. The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 2.20% and reach 278.33 million ton by 2021 by volume. Growing use of sulfuric acid in production of fertilizers to produce high agricultural output has led to growing demands for sulfuric acid which in the Asia-Pacific region.

Moreover, balanced demands for sulfuric acid in diversified chemical application such as synthesis of nylon via caprolactam and manufacturing of titanium dioxide will further boost the growth of the sulfuric acid market. Weaker sales due to surplus in the market and strict environmental regulations associated with sulfuric acid due to its toxicological effects are major factor restraining the growth of the sulfuric acid market globally.

“Elemental Sulfur: The fastest growing market by raw material of sulfuric acid”

The elemental sulfur was the fastest growing market by raw material of sulfuric acid in 2015. The rapid growth of elemental sulfur is attributed to the fact that it’s the most efficient and less environment polluting raw material used for manufacturing of sulfuric acid. Moreover its overflowing stock in the market makes it a cost effective raw material for manufacturing of sulfuric acid making it the fastest growing market of sulfuric acid by raw material.

“Automotive: The fastest-growing application for sulfuric acid”

Automotive is the fastest growing application segment in the global sulfuric acid market. Use of sulfuric acid as an electrolyte in automotive batteries is expected to bolster its demand in the automotive application. Moreover growing use of hybrid and electronic cars is also likely to drive the demands for automotive application which use sulfuric acid as a key ingredient to run their batteries.

“Asia-Pacific: The fastest-growing market for sulfuric acid”

The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest-growing market for sulfuric acid, in terms of value and volume. Escalating population which leads to rise in demands for high quality food grains, rapidly thriving chemical manufacturing industries and growing shift of production facilities to the emerging economies of the region; the strong industrial base in the chemical sector, are the major factors contributing to the growth of the sulfuric acid market in this region.

This study has been validated through primaries conducted with various industry experts globally.

These primary sources have been divided into three categories, namely, by company, by designation, and by region:

  • By Company Type: Tier 1 - 45%, Tier 2 - 22%, and Tier 3 - 33%
  • By Designation: C Level - 50%, Director Level - 10%, and Others - 40%
  • By Region: Western Europe - 33%, North America - 17%, Asia-Pacific - 17%, Middle East & Africa - 25% and South America - 8%

The report also provides company profiles and competitive strategies adopted by the major market players, such as The Mosaic Company (U.S.), PotashCorp (Canada), Groupe Chimique Tunisien (Tunisia), Maaden - Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Saudi Arabia) and OCP group (Morocco), PVS Chemicals (U.S.), Aurubis (Germany), Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund (Canada), BASF SE (Germany), Akzonoble NV(Netherlands), DuPont(U.S), INEOS Enterprises (Switzerland), Agrium Inc. (Canada) among others.

Research Coverage:

The report covers sulfuric acid and its applications across different industry verticals and regions. It aims at estimating the market size and future growth potential of this market across different segments such as agents and application.

Furthermore, the report also includes an in-depth competitive analysis of the key players in the market along with their company profiles, SWOT analysis, recent developments, and key market strategies.

Reasons to buy this report:

From an insight perspective, this research report has focused on various levels of analyses - industry analysis (industry trends), market share analysis of top players, and company profiles, which together comprise and discuss the basic views on the competitive landscape; emerging and high-growth segments of the sulfuric acid market; high-growth regions; and market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

The report provides insights on the following pointers:

  • Market Penetration: Comprehensive information on sulfuric acid offered by the top players in the global sulfuric acid market.
  • Product Development/Innovation: Detailed insights on upcoming technologies, R&D activities, and new product launches in the global sulfuric acid market.
  • Market Development: Comprehensive information about lucrative emerging markets - the report analyzes the markets for sulfuric acid across regions.
  • Market Diversification: Exhaustive information about new products, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments in the global sulfuric acid market.
  • Competitive Assessment: In-depth assessment of market shares, strategies, products, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players in the global sulfuric acid market.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Agrium Inc.,
  • Atul Ltd.
  • BASF SE
  • Eurochem
  • KMG Chemicals Inc
  • OCP Group
  • MORE
1 Introduction

    1.1 Objectives of the Study

    1.2 Market Definition

    1.3 Market Scope

           1.3.1 Markets Covered

           1.3.2 By Region

           1.3.3 Years Considered for the Study

    1.4 Currency

    1.5 Package Size

    1.6 Limitations

    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology

    2.1 Research Data

           2.1.1 Secondary Data

           2.1.2 Key Data From Secondary Sources

           2.1.3 Primary Data

           2.1.4 Key Data From Primary Sources

           2.1.5 Key Industry Insights

           2.1.6 Breakdown of Primary Interviews

    2.2 Market Size Estimation

    2.3 Data Triangulation

    2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Sulfuric Acid Market

    4.2 Sulfuric Acid Market, By Region

    4.3 Sulfuric Acid Market in Asia-Pacific, By Application and Country

    4.4 Sulfuric Acid Market: Emerging vs Mature Markets

    4.5 Sulfuric Acid Market Attractiveness

5 Market Overview

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Market Dynamics

           5.2.1 Drivers

                    5.2.1.1 Increase in the Production of Nutrient-Rich Food Crops

                    5.2.1.2 Steady and Sustainable Demand for Sulfuric Acid Due to Its Diversified Applications

           5.2.2 Restraints

                    5.2.2.1 Weaker Sales Due to Surplus in the Market

                    5.2.2.2 Strict Environmental Regulations Due to Toxicological Effects of Sulfuric Acid

           5.2.3 Opportunities

                    5.2.3.1 Growing Use of Oleum

           5.2.4 Challenges

                    5.2.4.1 Volatility in Raw Material Prices

                    5.2.4.2 Difficulties Involved in the Transportation of Sulfuric Acid

    5.3 Impact Analysis

6 Industry Trends

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

           6.2.1 Threat of New Entrants

           6.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

           6.2.3 Threat of Substitutes

           6.2.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

           6.2.5 Intensity of Rivalry

    6.3 Macroeconomic Overview and Trends

           6.3.1 Introduction

           6.3.2 Contribution of Agriculture to the GDP for Top 25 Countries

7 Sulfuric Acid Market, By Raw Material

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Elemental Sulfur

    7.3 Pyrite Ore

    7.4 Base Metal Smelters

    7.5 Others

8 Sulfuric Acid Market, By Application

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Fertilizers

    8.3 Metal Processing

    8.4 Pulp & Paper

    8.5 Petroleum Refining

    8.6 Textile

    8.7 Automotive

    8.8 Chemical Manufacturing

    8.9 Others

9 Sulfuric Acid Market, By Region

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 North America

           9.2.1 U.S.

           9.2.2 Canada

           9.2.3 Mexico

    9.3 Asia-Pacific

           9.3.1 China

           9.3.2 India

           9.3.3 Japan

           9.3.4 South Korea

           9.3.5 Indonesia

           9.3.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

    9.4 Western Europe

           9.4.1 Germany

           9.4.2 Spain

           9.4.3 Italy

           9.4.4 U.K.

           9.4.5 France

           9.4.6 Rest of Western Europe

    9.5 Central & Eastern Europe

           9.5.1 Russia

           9.5.2 Turkey

           9.5.3 Rest of Central & Eastern Europe

    9.6 Middle East & Africa

           9.6.1 Saudi Arabia

           9.6.2 Morocco

           9.6.3 UAE

           9.6.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa

    9.7 South America

           9.7.1 Brazil

           9.7.2 Chile

           9.7.3 Argentina

           9.7.4 Rest of South America

10 Competitive Landscape

     10.1 Introduction

     10.2 Mergers & Acquisitions: the Most Popular Growth Strategy

     10.3 Competitive Situations & Trends

     10.4 New Product Launches/Developments

             10.4.1 Expansions

             10.4.2 Mergers & Acquisitions

11 Company Profiles

     11.1 The Mosaic Company

     11.2 Potashcorp

     11.3 Groupe Chimique Tunisien Sa

     11.4 Maaden - Saudi Arabian Mining Company

     11.5 OCP Group

     11.6 Phosagro

     11.7 BASF SE

     11.8 Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund

     11.9 Akzonobel N.V.

     11.10 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company

     11.11 Ineos Enterprises, Limited

     11.12 PVS Chemicals, Inc.

     11.13 Aurubis

     11.14 Agrium Inc.,

     11.15 Additional Company Profiles

             11.15.1 Norfalco

             11.15.2 Gulf Fluor

             11.15.3 Oxbow Carbon LLC

             11.15.4 KMG Chemicals Inc

             11.15.5 Eurochem

             11.15.6 ECO Services

             11.15.7 Reagent

             11.15.8 Atul Ltd.

List of Tables
Table 1 Value Addition of Agriculture to the GDP, 2011-2015 (USD Billion)
Table 2 Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Raw Material, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 3 Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 4 Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 5 Sulfuric Acid Market Size in Fertilizers, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 6 Sulfuric Acid Market Size in Fertilizers, By Region, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 7 Sulfuric Acid Market Size in Metal Processing, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 8 Sulfuric Acid Market Size in Metal Processing, By Region, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 9 Sulfuric Acid Market Size in Pulp & Paper, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 10 Sulfuric Acid Market Size in Pulp & Paper , By Region, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 11 Sulfuric Acid Market Size in Petroleum Refining, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 12 Sulfuric Acid Market Size in Petroleum Refining, By Region, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 13 Sulfuric Acid Market Size in Textile, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 14 Sulfuric Acid Market Size in Textile, By Region, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 15 Sulfuric Acid Market Size in Automotive, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 16 Sulfuric Acid Market Size in Automotive, By Region, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 17 Sulfuric Acid Market Size in Chemical Manufacturing, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 18 Sulfuric Acid Market Size in Chemical Manufacturing, By Region, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 19 Sulfuric Acid Market Size in Others, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 20 Sulfuric Acid Market Size in Others, By Region, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 21 Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 22 Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 23 North America: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 24 North America: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 25 U.S.: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 26 U.S.: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 27 Canada: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 28 Canada: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 29 Mexico: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 30 Mexico: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 31 Asia-Pacific: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 32 Asia-Pacific: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 33 China: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 34 China: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 35 India: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 36 India: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 37 Japan: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 38 Japan: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 39 South Korea: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 40 South Korea: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 41 Indonesia: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 42 Indonesia: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 43 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 44 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 45 Western Europe: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 46 Western Europe: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 47 Germany: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 48 Germany: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 49 Spain: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 50 Spain: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 51 Italy: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 52 Italy: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 53 U.K.: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 54 U.K.: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 55 France: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 56 France: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 57 Rest of Western Europe: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 58 Rest of Western Europe: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 59 Central & Eastern Europe: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 60 Central & Eastern Europe: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 61 Russia: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 62 Russia: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 63 Turkey: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 64 Turkey: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 65 Rest of Central & Eastern Europe: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 66 Rest of Central & Eastern Europe: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 67 Middle East & Africa: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 68 Middle East & Africa: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 69 Middle East & Africa: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 70 Middle East & Africa: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 71 Saudi Arabia: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2026 (USD Million)
Table 72 Saudi Arabia: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2026 (Million Ton)
Table 73 Morocco: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 74 Morocco: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 75 UAE: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 76 UAE: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 77 Rest of Middle East & Africa: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 78 Rest of Middle East & Africa: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 79 South America: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 80 South America: Sulfuric Acidmarket Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 81 Brazil: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 82 Brazil: Sulfuric Acidmarket Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 83 Chile: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 84 Chile: Sulfuric Acidmarket Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 85 Argentina: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 86 Argentina: Sulfuric Acidmarket Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 87 Rest of South America: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 88 Rest of South America: Sulfuric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Million Ton)
Table 89 New Product Launches/Developments, 2012-2016
Table 90 Expansions, 2012-2016
Table 91 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2012-2016

List of Figures
Figure 1 Sulfuric Acid: Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Sulfuric Acid Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 5 Sulfuric Acid Market: Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Elemental Sulfur to Dominate the Sulfuric Acid Market, in Terms of Volume
Figure 7 Fertilizers to Dominate the Sulfuric Acid Market Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 8 Asia-Pacific to Be the Largest Market Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 9 Asia-Pacific Was the Largest Sulfuric Acid Market in 2015
Figure 10 Sulfuric Acid Market Size, 2016-2021 (USD Million)
Figure 11 Asia-Pacific to Be the Fastest-Growing Market Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 12 China Accounted for the Largest Share of the Sulfuric Acid Market in 2015
Figure 13 China to Emerge as the Most Lucrative Market Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 14 Sulfuric Acid Market in Asia-Pacific to Register the Highest CAGR Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 15 Factors Governing the Sulfuric Acid Market
Figure 16 Increasing Production of Nutrient-Rich Crops and Diversified Applications to Positively Impact the Sulfuric Acid Market
Figure 17 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 18 China: Agricultural Output Added Maximum Value to Its GDP, 2015 (USD Billion)
Figure 19 Elemental Sulfur Accounted for Largest Share of Production of Sulfuric Acid in 2015
Figure 20 Elemental Sulfur to Be the Fastest Growing Market of Sulfuric Acid, By Raw Material Between 2016 And2021
Figure 21 Fertilizers to Be Largest Application of Sulfuric Acid, Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 22 Asia-Pacific to Be Largest Market for Fertilizers, Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 23 Asia-Pacific to Be Largest Market for Metal Processing Market, Between 2016-2021
Figure 24 Asia-Pacific to Be Largest Market for Pulp & Paper, Between 2016 And2021
Figure 25 Asia-Pacific to Be Largest Market in Petroleum Refining, Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 26 Asia-Pacific to Be Fastest Growing Market in Textile, Between 2016 And2021
Figure 27 Asia-Pacific to Be Dominant Market in Automotive, Between 2016 And2021
Figure 28 Asia-Pacific to Be Largest Market in Chemical Manufacturing, Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 29 U.S. to Be the Largest Market in North America, 2016-2021
Figure 30 India to Be the Fastest-Growing Market in Asia-Pacific, 2016-2021
Figure 31 Germany to Be the Largest Sulfuric Acid Market in Western Europe, 2016-2021
Figure 32 Russia Was the Largest Market in Central & Eastern Europe in 2015
Figure 33 Morocco to Be the Fastest-Growing Market in Middle East & Africa, 2016-2021
Figure 34 Brazil to Be the Fastest-Growing Market in South America, 2016-2021
Figure 35 Market Ranking Analysis
Figure 36 Companies Primarily Adopted Inorganic Growth Strategies (2012-2016)
Figure 37 Mergers & Acquisitions Was the Most Popular Strategy Adopted Between 2012 and 2016
Figure 38 The Mosaic Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 39 The Mosaic Company: SWOT Analysis
Figure 40 Potash Corp: Company Snapshot
Figure 41 Potascorp: SWOT Analysis
Figure 42 Maaden.: Company Snapshot
Figure 43 OCP Group: Company Snapshot
Figure 44 Phosagro: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 BASF SE: Company Snapshot
Figure 46 BASF SE: SWOT Analysis
Figure 47 Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund: Company Snapshot
Figure 48 Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund: SWOT Analysis
Figure 49 Akzonobel N.V.: Company Snapshot
Figure 50 Akzonobel N.V: SWOT Analysis
Figure 51 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 52 E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company: SWOT Analysis
Figure 53 Ineos Enterprises Ltd: Company Snapshot
Figure 54 Aurubis: Company Snapshot
Figure 55 Agrium Inc.,: Company Snapshot
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Agrium Inc.,
  • Atul Ltd.
  • BASF SE
  • Eurochem
  • KMG Chemicals Inc
  • OCP Group
  • MORE

The global sulfuric acid market is projected to reach USD 11.10 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 2.87%. It is projected to reach 278.33 Million tons, at a CAGR of 2.20% from 2016 to 2021 by volume. Increase in the production of nutrient rich food crops and sustainable and steady demands for sulfuric acid due to its diversified applications, are the key factors driving the global sulfuric acid market.

Elemental sulfur was the largest market for sulfuric acid in 2015 due to abundant availability of elemental sulfur in the market. Production od sulfuric acid via sulfur is less environment polluting as compared to pyrite ore roasting and base metal smelter where companies/factories have to adopt strict procedures to treat the emitted SO2 gases before releasing it in atmosphere.

Fertilizer is estimated to be the largest application of sulfuric acid. The population across the world is accelerating which leads to growing demands for better quality food crops. With the hectares of arable land decreasing due to rapid industrialization and urbanization chemicals such as fertilizers are used by the farmers to increase crop yield. Therefore increasing consumption of sulfuric acid in the fertilizer manufacturing was responsible for making it the largest application in the global sulfuric acid market.

The Asia-Pacific region led the global sulfuric acid market, both, in terms of value and volume, in 2015. China is the largest market for sulfuric acid in the Asia-Pacific region, and accounted for a major share of the market in terms of value, in 2015. The flourishing chemical industry, the ease of availability of raw material and consumers and increasing development strategies like setting up of production facilities to meet the demand for sulfuric acid are the key growth drivers for sulfuric acid in this region.

Global sulfuric acid market is witnessing a moderate growth rate and few factors restraining and challenging the growth of sulfuric acid market are weaker sales due to surplus in the market, strict environmental regulations associated with sulfuric acid, volatility in raw material prices and difficulties involved in the transportation of sulfuric acid.

The Mosaic Company (U.S.), PotashCorp (Canada), Groupe Chimique Tunisien (Tunisia), Maaden - Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Saudi Arabia) and OCP group (Morocco) led the global sulfuric acid market. Since the market is witnessing moderate growth rate some of the companies are unable to perform well and are increasingly becoming incompetent to generate enough sales volume in sulfuric acid business. Thus, the aforementioned major players are taking advantage of this scenario by consolidating the market by strategies of mergers & acquisition which will help them strengthen their market positions in the global sulfuric acid market.

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  • Agrium Inc.,
  • Akzonobel N.V.
  • Atul Ltd.
  • Aurubis
  • BASF SE
  • Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund
  • E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
  • ECO Services
  • Eurochem
  • Groupe Chimique Tunisien Sa
  • Gulf Fluor
  • Ineos Enterprises, Limited
  • KMG Chemicals Inc
  • Maaden - Saudi Arabian Mining Company
  • Norfalco
  • OCP Group
  • Oxbow Carbon LLC
  • Phosagro
  • Potashcorp
  • PVS Chemicals, Inc.
  • Reagent
  • The Mosaic Company
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