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Global Ammonium Sulfate Market Outlook to 2026

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  • 182 Pages
  • August 2021
  • Region: Global
  • BlueQuark Research & Consulting
  • ID: 5412085
Ammonium Sulfate is an inorganic salt with a lot of commercial uses, it contains 21% nitrogen and 24% sulfur and has a chemical formula of (NH4)2SO4. According to the publisher, the global Ammonium Sulfate market is expected to witness a significant growth rate during the forecast period. Factors such as its increasing demand in the agriculture industry for making fertilizers for alkaline soils, which provide essential nitrogen for plant growth, and demand as a critical ingredient for making many vaccines in Pharmaceutical Industry, drive the current Ammonium Sulfate market. Furthermore, its uses as a food additive and critical chemical in water treatment processes also drive the Ammonium Sulfate market. However, the availability of substitutes like ammonium nitrate and the high cost of producing ammonium sulfate might restrain its growth in the forecasted years.

Ammonium Sulfate is used to make fertilizers, as an agricultural spray along with insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides, as a protein purifying agent, as a food additive, in the treatment of drinking water and in flame retardant compositions. It serves various grades and end-users like agriculture, pharmaceutical, food, and water treatment industry. The vacuum Absorption technique is of the innovative production techniques developed and is being used by companies to produce ammonium sulfate granules.

The Agriculture Industry is a prime consumer of Ammonium Sulfate globally and is expected to drive the future market. In this industry, ammonium sulfate is primarily used as a fertilizer for alkaline soils. It releases the ammonium ion and forms some acid, which lowers the PH balance of soil while providing the required nitrogen for plant growth. Properties of Ammonium Sulfate, like binding iron and calcium cations present in both water and plant cells, make it particularly effective as a spray adjuvant for water-soluble insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. The increasing population has increased the demand for food resulting in increased production of crops, thus increasing the fertilizers market. Around three-fourth of total Ammonium sulfate produced globally is consumed by the agriculture industry for manufacturing fertilizers. It is highly effective for the crops such as rice, soybean, potatoes, and sour fruits. Furthermore, Ammonium Sulfate is considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS) therefore making it ideal to be used as a food additive in the food industry. The Food Industry has a significant role in a country's economic growth, and the global food industry has been growing significantly over the last ten years. One of the key drivers of the global food industry is the rising demand for food additives for stabilizing food. Ammonium Sulfate has functions like an acidity regulator in bread and flour. It is a by-product of caprolactam which is used for manufacturing nylon fibers. Therefore, the increase in demand for nylon fiber has increased the supply of Ammonium Sulfate as well. Ammonium Sulfate is also used with chlorine for disinfection and treatment of water. Industrial grade ammonium Sulfate is inefficient in pharmaceutical and food applications, therefore its uses are boosting in the pulp and chipboard industry. The Industrial grade ammonium sulfate is also used in the leather industry as a deliming agent, thus growing the Global Ammonium Sulfate market.

Major global players in the industry areEvonik Industries, BASF SE, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., Nutrien Ltd., and Lanxess.

Asia-Pacific is expected to be the largest market for Ammonium Sulfate in the forecasted year. Owing to the increasing population in the region, the demand for Fertilizers is increasing to satisfy the food demands of the people. Due to rising coffee and rice cultivation, Indonesia is among the top consumers of Ammonium Sulfate, followed by China, India, and Vietnam in the region. China is a dominant producer of Nitrogen-based fertilizers; therefore, the lockdown in China had a significant effect on the fertilizer trade in the region. The impact was severe due to a labor shortage and transport problems. Since China was the first country to become the victim of the Corona Virus, the early lockdown in the country boosted India's exports of Ammonium Sulfate. India exported 3500 MT Ammonium Sulfate to Nepal in June 2020. India bring among the largest producers and consumers of Ammonium Sulfate in the region, has an installed capacity of 2, 25, 000 MT per annum, but only 63% (1.4 lakh MT) was produced in 2018-19. Asia-Pacific region also had a massive market for the food industry, thus increases the demand for ammonium sulfate used as a food additive. The large population also has a high demand for freshwater, thus driving the region's water treatment industry.

In June 2021, the Union Cabinet of India raised the subsides for DAP and other ammonia-based fertilizers by 14, 775 crores, to keep the crop nutrients prices low for the farmers. This move by the Govt. of India has been a great relief to the farmers amid the pandemic.

Global Ammonium Sulfate Market report provides deep insight into the Industrial market's current and future state across various regions. The study comprehensively analyses the Ammonium Sulfate market by segmenting based on the Form (Solid and Liquid), End-User Industry (Agriculture, Pharmaceuticals, Food and Additives, Water Treatment, Others), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report examines the market drivers and restraints and the impact of Covid-19 on the market growth in detail. This study covers and includes emerging market trends, developments, opportunities, and challenges in the industry. The report also covers extensively researched competitive landscape sections with prominent companies and profiles, including their market shares and projects.
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Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
2. Research Scope and Methodology
  • 2.1 Aim & Objective of the study
  • 2.2 Market Definition
  • 2.3 Study Information
  • 2.4 General Study Assumptions
  • 2.5 Research Phases
3. Market Analysis
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Market Dynamics
    • 3.2.1 Drivers
    • 3.2.2 Restraints
  • 3.3 Market Trends & Developments
  • 3.4 Market Opportunities
  • 3.5 Feedstock Analysis
  • 3.6 Trade Scenario
  • 3.7 Price Trend Analysis
  • 3.8 Supply Scenario
  • 3.6 Regulatory Policies
  • 3.10 Analysis of Covid-19 Impact
4. Industry Analysis
  • 4.1 Supply Chain Analysis
  • 4.2 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
    • 4.2.1 Competition in the Industry
    • 4.2.2 Potential of New Entrants into the Industry
    • 4.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    • 4.2.4 Bargaining Power of Consumers
    • 4.2.5 Threat of substitute products
5. Market Segmentation & Forecast
  • 5.1 By Form
    • 5.2.1 Solid
    • 5.2.2 Liquid
  • 5.2 By End-User Industry
    • 5.2.1 Agriculture
    • 5.2.2 Pharmaceutical
    • 5.2.3 Food and Additives
    • 5.2.4 Water Treatment
    • 5.2.5 Others
6. Regional Market Analysis
  • 6.1 North America
    • 6.1.1 United States
    • 6.1.2 Canada
    • 6.1.3 Mexico
  • 6.2 Europe
    • 6.2.1 Germany
    • 6.2.2 United Kingdom
    • 6.2.3 Italy
    • 6.2.4 France
    • 6.2.5 Spain
    • 6.2.6 Rest of Europe
  • 6.3 Asia-Pacific
    • 6.3.1 China
    • 6.3.2 India
    • 6.3.3 Japan
    • 6.3.4 South Korea
    • 6.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • 6.4 South America
    • 6.4.1 Brazil
    • 6.4.2 Argentina
    • 6.4.3 Rest of South America
  • 6.5 Middle East & Africa
    • 6.5.1 South Africa
    • 6.5.2 Saudi Arabia
    • 6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa
7. Key Company Profiles
  • 7.1 Evonik Industries
  • 7.2 BASF SE
  • 7.3 Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • 7.4 Nutrien Ltd.
  • 7.5 Lanxess
  • 7.6 DSM
  • 7.7 Domo Chemicals
  • 7.8 Honeywell International Inc.
  • 7.9 Merck KGAA
  • 7.10 Helm AG
  • 7.11 GFFC
  • 7.12 Ostchem
  • 7.13 UBE
  • 7.14 Sanning
  • 7.15 Shandong Haili

*List of companies is not exhaustive
8. Competitive Landscape
  • 8.1 List of Notable Players in the Market
  • 8.2 M&A, JV, and Agreements
  • 8.3 Market Share Analysis
  • 8.4 Strategies of Key Players
9. Conclusions and Recommendations

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Evonik Industries
  • Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Nutrien Ltd.
  • Lanxess
  • DSM
  • Domo Chemicals
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Merck KGAA
  • Helm AG
  • GFFC
  • Ostchem
  • UBE
  • Sanning
  • Shandong Haili