Ammonium Sulphate Market

2021 Analysis and Review: Ammonium Sulphate Market by Production Process – Caprolactam, Coke Oven Gas, Gypsum, and Neutralization for 2021 – 2031

Key questions answered in the report

  • Which Is The Most Lucrative Market For Ammonium Sulphate?

    The U.S. currently leads the global market for ammonium sulphate. Growth in the U.S. can be attributed to increasing farming activities and rising awareness regarding the use of proper fertilizers.

  • Which Process Accounts for Maximum Ammonium Sulphate Production?

    Caprolactam based production of ammonium sulphate have emerged as leading the production process adopted in the market.

  • Who Are Some Of The Leading Players In Ammonium Sulphate Market?

    Some of the leading players operating in the ammonium sulphate market are Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Fibrant), JSC KuibyshevAzot, UBE Industries, Ltd., Toray Industries Inc., China Petrochemical Development Corporation, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corp.), JSC “Grodno Azot”, Grupa Azoty, Domo Chemicals and Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. among others.

Key Points Covered in Ammonium Sulphate Market

  • Market estimates and forecast 2015-2031
  • Key drivers and restraints impacting market growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Ammonium sulphate Market and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

How Does Historical Data For Ammonium Sulphate Market Compare To Future Outlook?

As per Future Market Insights, the sales of ammonium sulphate has been increasing in response to the rising demand for protein purification for production of insulin. According to a report published by World Health Organization (WHO), around 1.5 Mn people died from diabetes. Also, premature mortality rate due to diabetes is high in low and middle income countries.

Unprecedented rise in diabetic patients has increased the demand for manufacturing of insulin and other biopharmaceutical drugs. Insulin is produced by protein purification which requires ammonium sulphate as a precipitating agent.

Protein purification by precipitation can be performed for bulk protein synthesis and is quite inexpensive in comparison to other purification methods. Growing demand for protein purification by precipitation will fuel the ammonium sulphate market growth.

Ammonium sulphate experienced a surge in demand during the Covid-19 pandemic. Regular surface disinfecting was made necessary during pandemic in order to break the viral transmission leading to surging demand of disinfectants.

Ammonium sulphate is an excellent surface disinfectant and is used in majority of disinfectants. With rise in demand for disinfectants a reasonable growth in ammonium sulphate market was observed throughout the 2020.

Ammonium sulphate was slightly affected due to disrupted supply chain and lockdown procedures. Increasing government support towards personal hygiene will drive ammonium sulphate market growth.

In the future, the market is anticipated to grow significantly, market players are focusing on developing better nitrogenous fertilizers with minimal environment impact. China and U.S. are likely to yield highly opportunistic prospects, contributing towards the overall expansion of the market.

How are Advancements in Agriculture Contributing to Market Growth?

Rising necessity of replenishing the micronutrients in the soil to increase the crop production and ensure higher yield is promoting manufacturing companies towards developing eco-friendly ammonium sulphate fertilizers.

Ammonium fertilizers are capable of elevating the amount of residue and the root biomass by increasing soils organic matter after the yielding season. This helps in maintaining long term fertility of the soil by replacing the nitrogen and sulfur in the soil.

According to annual report issued by Government of India in 2020, 17.1% to the India’s Gross Value Added comprised of Agriculture for the fiscal year 2017- 18. As per Indian Census 2011, 54.6% of the population is engaged in agriculture and allied activities.

Steps undertaken by governments to promote agriculture awareness regarding using of fertilizers and sustainable agricultural growth will drive the ammonium sulphate market growth.

According to research article published in The British Ecological Society Journal, after the first 4 years of an experiment involving frequent applications of ammonium sulphate within a 1 km2 tract of nitrogen-poor dry land in southern England improved the total nitrogen deposition rate suggesting the initiation of the conversion of dry heath-land to grassland.

Continual studies regarding the benefits of ammonium sulphate will create attractive opportunities for the market in the coming years.

What Are the Key Restraints to Ammonium sulphate Market Growth?

Excessive use of nitrogenous fertilizers in the farm fields increases the salt concentration in the soil making soil toxic for germination of seed. Salts create higher pressure seeping water further into the ground instead of staying in the plant.

High toxicity of ammonium sulphate and risk of soil pollution hinders the market growth. Consumers are inclining towards organic and natural fertilizers. Ammonium sulphate fertilizers provide fast results but are not eco friendly and are prepared from petroleum bi-product.

With high risk of leaching of ammonium chemical to ground water sources and shift towards natural alternative restricts the market growth.

Ammonium sulphate fertilizer is low in nitrogen content and its overuse can change the pH of the soil making it more acidic in nature. It can also reduce the nutritional value of yielded crops and lengthen the maturity period of the crops.

Increasing innovation among market players towards developing eco friendly fertilizers and spreading awareness regarding the appropriate use will positively influence the market growth.

Country-wise Analysis

How is Ammonium Sulphate Market expanding in the U.S?

The ammonium sulphate market in the U.S. is anticipated to experience linear growth during the forecast period due to high utility of ammonium sulphate across broad range of application across the country.

According to federal regulation codes published by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), ammonium sulphate is safe to be used as acidity regulator in bread and flours. Booming bakery and confectionary industry in U.S. will intensify the demand for ammonium sulphate during the assessment period.

Increasing need of additives to extend the shelf-life of the product owing to high baked goods consumption will amplify the market growth. Increasing research on developing high quality preservatives will also fuel the ammonium sulphate demand.

Ammonium sulphate is extensively in production of disinfectants and surface cleaners. Rising incidence of hospital acquired infections aggravated the demand for faster and efficient ammonium sulphate based disinfectants. With looming pandemic, the demand for ammonium sulphate will surge over the forecast period

As per the report published by Vaccine Fact Book, U.S. is the leading vaccine developer with over two-thirds of the globally developed vaccines has origin in the U.S. Increased consumer spending on healthcare will drive the market growth.

Why Is the U.K. Market Expected To Remain Highly Lucrative?

According to report by Government of United Kingdom, around 153,957 cases of fire were attended by fire and rescue services in 2019-2020. Increasing fire incidences led to increased demand for fire retardants.

Ammonium sulphate is widely used in fire retardant composition as it elevates the combustion temperature of material and increase residue formation. Heightened demand for fire retardants will fuel the ammonium sulphate market demand.

According to Wood Protection Association, 6,608,000 cubic meter of softwood was imported into UK in 2020. High demand of wood and wood work will increase the demand wood preservatives.

Hygroscopic nature of ammonium sulphate makes it an integral constituent of wood preservatives. The subsequent increase in demand for wood preservatives will accelerate the market growth.

According to Water Wise Organization in 2017, average per person water consumption is around 141 liters in England. Increasing scarcity of water led to rapid development in water treatment practices. Ammonium sulphate when combined with chlorine is an excellent disinfectant and can be used to treat drinking water.

Increasing demand for better water treatment and disinfection will drive the market growth in the upcoming decade.

Why Is Demand for Ammonium Sulphate Surging in Germany?

According to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, national fertilizer law was amended by German government in 2017 with the aim to improve efficiency of fertilization and curb the environmental pollution.

Increasing focus on enhancing the agricultural crop growth without compromising the quality of soil will boost the ammonium sulphate market in Germany during the forecast period.

Fertilizer Application Ordinance Act aims at increasing the production yield and elevating the crop quality using the right fertilizers. This will create a conducive environment for ammonium sulphate market demand.

Increasing research towards developing novel nitrogenous fertilizers which provides higher yield but also improves and preserves the fertility of the soil will fuel the market growth in the upcoming years.

Government is promoting the cultivation of pulses and legumes as a part of “Protein Crop Strategy” introduced by Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Increasing research on pulses and creating ideal growth environment and development of nitrogen rich fertilizers will positively influence the ammonium sulphate market growth.

Over Use of Fertilizers Restricts Ammonium Sulphate Demand in China

According to United Nations, China’s population crossed 1.4 Billion in 2020. Increasing population led to increased pressure on food and agriculture sector. However the arable land is limited in China leading to excessive use of fertilizers to promote production.

As per report published in National Institutes of Health, about 119,491.1 hectares land is arable in China which accounts for only 8.6% of world total. The overuse of fertilizer led to low nutrient utilization rate and soil loss. This led to reduction in demand of fertilizers ultimately hindering the ammonium sulphate market growth.

China started a “Zero Increase of Fertilizer Use” program in 2015 to deal with issues of excessive fertilizer use. The government is also promoting the use of natural and organic fertilizers further restricting the market growth in China.

Increasing demand of fertilizers in tobacco farming and spreading awareness associated with type of fertilizer usage will elevate the market demand in the country.

What Is Driving Adoption Of Ammonium Sulphate In India?

India is striving towards becoming self-reliant in agriculture and food production opening flood gates of new opportunities for ammonium sulphate market growth. As per Annual Report (2019-2020) by Government of India, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Department of Fertilizers, 414.85 LMT (lakh metric tonne) of fertilizers was produced in India for the fiscal year 2018-2019.

Government is focusing towards maximizing the production of nitrogenous fertilizers by incorporating indigenous feedstock to reach self-sufficiency in fertilizer production. As ammonium sulphate is a critical component for production of nitrogenous fertilizer, the demand for ammonium sulphate is expected to increase over next five years.

According to the report, Government of India is also planning to boost the urea production in order to ensure easy availability of fertilizers to the farmers at reasonable prices will further accelerate the demand for ammonium sulphate.

Government of India issued a New Urea Policy (NUP) on 25th May 2015 for established gas based urea manufacturing plants to elevate the urea production rate. These methods coupled with reasonable subsidiary on fertilizers will heighten the demand for ammonium sulphate.

Promotion of agriculture awareness program to educate the farmers regarding using of fertilizers to obtain high crop yield and sustainable agricultural growth will also positively influence the market growth in India.

Category-wise Insights

Which Production Process Exhibits Higher Application Of Ammonium Sulphate?

Caprolactam produced ammonium sulphate are anticipated to register maximum demand throughout the forecast period. Growing demand of high quality ammonium sulphate for manufacturing of nitrogenous and compound fertilizers will elevate the market growth.  

Ammonium Sulphate Market – Competitive Landscape

Ammonium sulphate market is highly consolidated owing to presence of large number of market players. Global leaders in ammonium sulphate market are focusing towards investing in new technologies for high production rate at minimum possible cost.

They are also looking towards designing cheaper production equipment with low processing time. They are also emphasizing on expanding their production capacity to cater the rising demand of ammonium sulphate in agriculture sector.

These companies are showing inclination towards strategic merger and acquisition and forming a long term partnership with regional distributors to strengthen their supply chain channels.

For instance:

  • Sumitomo Chemical decided to shut down its petroleum coke power station at Chiba Works, Japan in October 2020. They are planning on constructing a high efficiency gas turbine power generator in its place as part of its greenhouse gas emissions control initiative.
  • On April 27, 2021, Evonik Industries AG introduced a new products line “INFINAM TI 3100 L” and “INFINAM ST 6100 L”. The new product line deals with of photopolymers for 3D printing applications.

Future Market Insights has also analyzed the following players in the ammonium sulphate market in its detailed report:

  • Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Fibrant)
  • JSC KuibyshevAzot
  • UBE Industries, Ltd.
  • Toray Industries Inc.
  • China Petrochemical Development Corporation
  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corp.)
  • JSC “Grodno Azot”
  • Grupa Azoty
  • Domo Chemicals
  • Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd.

*This list is indicative - full details about the ammonium sulphate market players are available upon request.

Ammonium Sulphate Market - Report Scope

Attribute

Details

Forecast Period

2021-2031

Historical Data Available for

2015-2025

Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value & ‘000 Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific excluding Japan, and Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, EU-5, BENELUX, NORDIC, Poland, Russia, Japan, China, India, ASEAN Countries, Australia & New Zealand, Rest of APEJ, GCC Countries, South Africa, Israel, Turkey, Iran, Rest of Middle East & Africa

Key Segments Covered

Production Process

Key Companies Profiled

  • Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Fibrant)
  • JSC KuibyshevAzot
  • UBE Industries, Ltd.
  • Toray Industries Inc.
  • China Petrochemical Development Corporation
  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corp.)
  • JSC “Grodno Azot”
  • Grupa Azoty
  • Domo Chemicals and Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd.

Report Coverage

Market Overview, Market Background, Market Forecast, Segmental Analysis, Regional Profiling and Competition Analysis

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Key Segments Covered

By Production Process

  • Caprolactam
  • Coke Oven Gas
  • Gypsum
  • Neutralization & Others

Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Western Europe
    • EU-5
    • BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)
    • NORDIC (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden)
    • Rest of Europe
  • Eastern Europe
    • Poland
    • Russia
    • Rest of Eastern Europe
  • Japan
  • APEJ (Asia Pacific excluding Japan)
    • China
    • India
    • ASEAN Countries
    • Australia & New Zealand
    • Rest of APEJ
  • MEA
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Israel
    • Turkey
    • Iran
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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