Global Sulfuric Acid Market (2023-2028) by Raw Materials, Applications, and Regional Analysis, AI and Sustainability Footprints, and Market Share Analysis

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The Global Sulfuric Acid Market is set to surge from USD xxx Bn in 2023 to a projected USD xxx Bn by 2028, growing at a CAGR of xx%.

Sulfuric acid, scientifically known as the oil of vitriol, stands as a mineral acid consisting of oxygen, hydrogen, and sulfur with the chemical formula H2SO4. This dense, oily, and colorless liquid, known for its high hygroscopic nature, readily absorbs water vapor from the air. It manifests as a potent and corrosive acid in its pure form. The corrosive attributes of acid extend to causing damage to various materials, including metals, organic compounds, and living tissues.

The acid is a crucial component in many industries, including fertilizers, detergents, synthetic fibers, plastics, and more. It plays a crucial role in producing chemicals such as hydrochloric acid, sulfate salts, nitric acids, phosphoric acids, and synthetic detergents. Various sectors such as textiles, automotive, petrochemicals, and metal refining rely on sulfuric acid for their operations. The demand for sulfuric acid has increased due to the growing need for nutrient-rich food crops. Phosphate fertilizers, produced using sulfuric acids, provide essential nutrients for optimal crop growth. Consistent demand from industries like automobiles, textiles, and fertilizer production continues to drive the market.

However, the market faces challenges, particularly in environmental regulations. The production of sulfuric acid releases harmful toxins, leading to acid rain that negatively impacts the environment, crops, and infrastructure. Another obstacle is the volatility in raw material pricing, specifically sulfur. Fluctuations in global supply and demand, geopolitical events, natural disasters, changes in sulfur production, and regulatory shifts affect sulfur prices, impacting the production cost of sulfuric acid.

Despite these challenges, an opportunity arises in the wastewater treatment sector. Its effectiveness in various treatment processes makes it a sought-after solution in wastewater treatment. Its common use in adjusting the pH of wastewater addresses the neutralization needs arising from industrial processes that generate acidic or alkaline effluents, requiring treatment before discharge.

Segment Analysis of Global Sulfuric Acid Market

The Global Sulfuric Acid Market is segmented based on Raw Materials, Applications, and Geography.

By Raw Materials, the Market is segmented into Elemental Sulfur, Pyrite Ore, Base Metal Smelters, and Others. During the forecast period, the largest segment is estimated to be Elemental Sulfur. Sulfur serves as a key component in various industries, including fertilizers and manufacturing. The utilization of elemental sulfur is extensive in the production of acid. Industries rely heavily on sulfur, contributing to segment growth. The increasing need for segment is driving the growth of this segment, emphasizing its pivotal role across diverse sectors


Regional Analysis of Global Sulfuric Acid Market

During the forecast period, Asia, led by China, India, and Japan, emerged as the largest global consumer of sulfuric acid. The surging population has driven increased demand for food, leading to a need for sulfuric acid in fertilizer production. Technological advancements further contribute to market growth in these regions.

The primary driver for the growing demand for market in Asia is the growing population, especially in China, India, and Japan, where agricultural activities significantly contribute to their economies. As these nations work to meet the rising food demand, the production of fertilizers, which relies on sulfuric acid, experiences a notable increase.

Moreover, technological advancements in the agricultural sector in Asia have played a pivotal role in increasing sulfuric acid application. Precision farming, IoT-based solutions, and modern irrigation techniques have become crucial in optimizing the efficiency of sulfuric acid application in agricultural processes. This technological integration ensures better yields and contributes to the overall growth of the sulfuric acid market in Asia.


List of Companies

The report provides profiles of the key companies, outlining their history, business segments, product overview, and company financials. Some companies from competitive analysis are Aurubis AG, BASF SE, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Industrias Basicas De Caldas, KMG Chemicals, Inc., Lanxess Ag, etc.


Key Developments

WeylChem International GmbH acquired INEOS Sulphur Chemicals Spain SLU. This is the major Spanish subsidiary of INEOS. The recently purchased company contains a 350,000 ton per year sulfuric acid producing plant near Bilbao. – May 2022

Sumitomo has acquired Saconix, a US-based sulfuric acid distribution and transportation service company. – June 2023


Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Is The Global Sulfuric Acid Market Size?

The Global Sulfuric Acid Market is set to surge from USD xx Bn in 2023 to a projected USD xx Bn by 2028, growing at a CAGR of xx%.

What Is The Major Global Market Driver?

  • Growing Industrial Demand for Sulfuric Acid

  • Expanding Applications in Chemical Manufacturing

  • Increasing Demand in Battery Production

What are the Major Market Opportunities?

  • Technological Advancements in Sulfuric Acid Production

  • Recovery and Recycling Processes

  • Emerging Applications in Pharmaceuticals and Agriculture

Who Are The Market Players?

Aurubis AG, BASF SE, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Industrias Basicas De Caldas, KMG Chemicals, Inc., Lanxess Ag, etc.

1. Introduction
1.1 Scope of the Study
1.2 Purpose of the Study
1.3 Limitations of the Study
1.4 Currency

2. Executive Summary
2.1 Market Definition
2.2 Market Size and Segmentation
2.3 Insights for CXOs

3. Market Forces
3.1 Drivers

3.1.1 Growing Industrial Demand for Sulfuric Acid
3.1.2 Expanding Applications in Chemical Manufacturing
3.1.3 Increasing Demand in Battery Production
3.2 Restraints
3.2.1 Environmental Concerns and Regulatory Restrictions
3.2.2 Volatile Prices of Sulfur
3.3 Opportunities
3.3.1 Technological Advancements in Sulfuric Acid Production
3.3.2 Recovery and Recycling Processes
3.3.3 Emerging Applications in Pharmaceuticals and Agriculture
3.4 Challenges
3.4.1 Environmental Compliance and Emission Reduction Efforts
3.4.2 Alternative Acids Availability

4. AI and Sustainability Footprints
4.1 Market Trends of AI and Sustainability
4.2 Application of AI - AI Adoption Levels
4.3 Environmental and Emission Reduction Initiatives

5. Market Analysis
5.1 Government Regulations
5.2 Value Chain Analysis
5.3 PESTLE Analysis
5.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
5.5 Ansoff Analysis
5.6 Technology Trends

6. Market Segmentations
6.1 Global Sulfuric Acid Market, By Raw Materials

6.1.1 Market Overview, Size and Forecast
6.1.2 Elemental Sulfur
6.1.3 Pyrite Ore
6.1.4 Base Metal Smelters
6.1.5 Others

6.2 Global Sulfuric Acid Market, By Applications
6.2.1 Market Overview, Size and Forecast
6.2.2 Fertilizers
6.2.3 Metal Processing
6.2.4 Battery Production
6.2.5 Pulp & Paper
6.2.6 Petroleum Refining
6.2.7 Textile Industry
6.2.8 Automotive
6.2.9 Chemical Manufacturing
6.2.10 Others

7. Region Analysis of the Global Sulfuric Acid Market
7.1 Americas

7.1.1 Brazil
7.1.2 Canada
7.1.3 Mexico
7.1.4 US
7.1.5 Others
7.2 Europe
7.2.1 France
7.2.2 Germany
7.2.3 Italy
7.2.4 Russia
7.2.5 United Kingdom
7.2.6 Others
7.3 Middle East & Africa
7.3.1 Israel
7.3.2 Nigeria
7.3.3 Saudi Arabia
7.3.4 South Africa
7.3.5 UAE
7.3.6 Others
7.4 Asia
7.4.1 Australia – New Zealand
7.4.2 China
7.4.3 India
7.4.4 Japan
7.4.5 South Korea
7.4.6 Others

8. Market Success Strategies
8.1 Best Marketing Practices
8.2 Market Entry Strategies

9. Competitive Analysis
9.1 Market Share Analysis
9.2 Acids and Minerals of Venezuela
9.3 Aurubis Ag
9.5 Chimique Tunisien SA
9.6 DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
9.7 Elessent Clean Technologies, Inc.
9.8 Industrias Basicas De Caldas
9.9 KMG Chemicals, Inc.
9.10 Lanxess Ag
9.11 Mitsubishi Shoji Chemical Corp.
9.12 Nanjing Kapsom Engineering Ltd.
9.13 Nouryon
9.14 Nutrien AG Solutions, Inc.
9.15 OCP Group
9.16 Petroperu SA
9.17 Phosagro
9.18 PVS Chemicals, Inc.
9.19 Qatar Acids Company
9.20 Solvay S.A.
9.21 The Mosaic Company
9.22 Veolia Environment S.A
9.23 Weylchem Group of Companies

11. Appendix
11.1 Research Methodology
11.2 Assumptions for the Report
11.3 List of Abbreviations

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