ARGUS Strategy Report: Ammonium Sulphate
Our brand-new strategy report focuses on ammonium sulphate — also referred to in the industry as amsul and AS — a commodity fertilizer used as a source of nitrogen and sulphur for crops (21N+24S).
With growing agronomic demand for ‘sulphur as a nutrient’, ammonium sulphate has a key place in this delivery, whether it is directly applied, blended or used as a feedstock in the production of more advanced N+S products or NPK+S.
Produced by the relatively simple reaction between common chemicals ammonia and sulphuric acid, ammonium sulphate emerges as a by-product of a wide variety of industrial processes — including caprolactam, coke-oven gas, flue-gas desulphurisation and many more — all of which are explored in this report, as are potential sources of supply.
Key market trends analysed
- The impact of current and future growth in Chinese caprolactam capacity
- Outlook for the premium for large-diameter product, for example large crystals
- Conversion of ammonium phosphate plants to synthetic ammonium sulphate
- Environmental and sustainability issues, including the circular economy, carbon footprints and EU legislation
- Understand the long-term trends for ammonium sulphate.
- Discover how producers and their marketing partners maximise the price achieved for their product.
- Develop more robust strategies to enter the ammonium sulphate and associated industries, and how to optimise trade.
- Enhance your modelling and reporting with the underlying data used by Argus consultants for their long-term strategic analysis and bespoke projects.
- Forecast pricing, production, consumption, capacity and trade data for 2021-34
- Historical pricing, production, consumption, capacity and trade data for 2010-20
- Description of all key production routes, and capacity by source:
- Synthetic production (‘on-purpose production’)
- Caprolactam (‘caprolactam grade’)
- Coke-oven gas (‘coking/steel grade’)
- Flue-gas desulphurisation (‘emissions/power grade’)
- Metals processing/extraction
- Methyl-methacrylate (‘MMA grade’)
- Other processes (for example, phosphogypsum, cyanuric acid, MEKO and other textile fibres)
- Specifications of competing sulphur-containing products
- Access to the expert consultants behind Argus’ long-term market analysis
- Over 100 pages, with more than 30 tables and almost 50 charts and figures