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Sulfuric Acid Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Application (Fertilizers, Chemical Manufacturing, Metal Processing, Textile, Paper & Pulp, Automotive, Others) and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region : Global | Report ID: FBI101747 | Status : Ongoing



The global sulfuric acid market size significantly explores a striking CAGR forecast till 2026. Sulfuric acid is an odorless and colorless chemical that is soluble in water. It has strong acidic nature, dehydrating and oxidising property. Sulfuric acid has various applications in the agricultural, consumer goods, automotive & transportation, and other end-use industries. Sulfuric acid is majorly obtained from sulphur dioxide and some are made from ferrous sulphate waste solutions. It is produced through two processes namely lean chamber process and contact process. Lead chamber process is older of two and produces less concentrated sulphuric acid, whereas constant process uses pure raw material and expensive catalysts producing a highly concentrated and pure sulfuric acid.

On the basis of application, global sulphuric acid market can be segmented into fertilizers, chemical manufacturing, metal processing, textile, paper, automotive, and others. Used for fertilizers is the laregest application of sulfuric acid and is expected to grow during forecast period. Agricultural industry is experiencing high demand for sulfuric acid due to increasing global population rate. The growing cemical manufacturing is also expected to increase the demand for sulfuric acid in the market.

Key Market Driver -

Key Market Driver – Rise in demand for sulfuric acid majorly from agriculture industry. packaging and automotive & transportation industries

Key Market Restraint -

Key Market Restraint – Volatile prices of raw materials.

The key market driver, for the global sulfuric acid market is rise in demand for sulfuric acid from agriculture industry. Increase in the production of fertilizers for high crop yield to satisfy the growing needs of the population is the key driving factor for the growth of the market globally. In addition, growing use of sulfuric acid in chemical manufacturing also act as driver for sulfuric acid market growth.

Key market restraint, for the global sulfuric market is the volatile prices of raw materials. The raw materials used for production of sulfuric acid are expensive which act as a restraint for the global sulfuric acid market. In addition, highly toxic nature of sulfuric acid makes transportation difficult, governmental regulation on use of sulfuric acid both these are a retraining factor for market growth.  

Key Players Covered:

Some of the key players in global sulfuric acid market are BASF SE, PVS Chemicals Inc., Aurubis, Ineos Enterprises Limited, Veolia, Jiangsu Jihua Chemical, Aarti Industries Limited, Oriental Carbon & Chemicals Ltd., Amal Ltd, Dexo Fine Chem Pvt. Ltd, Cornerstore.

Regional Analysis:

On Geographical basis, the global sulfuric acid market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The Asia-Pacific has been the dominant region in the global sulfuric acid market. Increasing demand for food due to population growth in Asia-Pacific is expected to lead to the demand for sulfuric acid in production of fertilizers. Sulfuric acid market is expected to grow in Europe and North America due to increasing application of sulfuric acid in chemical manufacturing, textile, and others.

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Technological advancement is enhancing the application of sulfuric acid in these region leading to high market growth. Latin America and Middle East & Africa are expected to witness high market growth for sulfuric acid due to growing urbanisation and industrialisation. The rising application such as textile, chemical manufacturing, metal processing and others will be the driving factor for the growth of the global sulfuric market in these regions.




By Application

  • Fertilizers

  • Chemical Manufacturing

  • Metal Processing

  • Textile

  • Paper & Pulp

  • Automotive

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (the U.S. and Canada)

  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and Rest of the Middle East & Africa)

Key Industry Developments

  • In June 2019, Veolia announced the expansion of the plant in Louisiana that converts sulfuric acid into commercial-quality sulfuric acid, and also produces sulfur-based products for the refining and other purpose. New equipment and upgradation on existing equipment will yield a 15 percent increase in sulfuric acid regeneration capacity.

  • February 2016, Fanchem Ltd., subsidiary of PVS Chemicals, Inc., acquired Benson Chemicals Limited, and its chemical-distribution operations in the region. They are expected to increase the production capacity of sulfuric acid as well increase the global presence.

  • February 2017, Aurubis AG and Enercity signed a contract to use industrial waste heat for the energy supply in the Hamburg district. The heat extracted from the conversion of sulfur dioxide into sulfuric acid will be provided to enercity for energy supply.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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