Ammonium Sulfate Market

Global Ammonium Sulfate Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Solid, and Liquid), By Application (Fertilizers, Food & Feed Additives, Pharmaceuticals, Water Treatment, and Others), By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2023 - 2030

Report Id: KBV-20492 Publication Date: February-2024 Number of Pages: 266
USD 2.8 Billion
USD 4.6 Billion
Historical Data
2019 to 2021

Market Report Description

The Global Ammonium Sulfate Market size is expected to reach $4.6 billion by 2030, rising at a market growth of 6.7% CAGR during the forecast period. In the year 2022, the market attained a volume of 13,412.74 kilo tonnes, experiencing a growth of 5.9% (2019-2022).

As the pharmaceutical segment grows, particularly in biopharmaceuticals, the demand for it for protein purification also rises. Therefore, the pharmaceutical segment captured $251.31 million revenue in the market in 2022.This is because many biopharmaceuticals, including monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins, require precise purification steps during manufacturing.

Ammonium Sulfate Market Size - Global Opportunities and Trends Analysis Report 2019-2030

Bio-based and organic fertilizers are essential in organic farming, emphasizing natural processes and avoiding synthetic chemicals. When derived and used by organic farming standards, it becomes a preferred nitrogen and sulfur source for organic farmers. Ammonium sulfate, as a naturally occurring compound, fits well with the principles of organic farming. Using a natural nitrogen and sulfur source aligns with the desire for organic inputs, contributing to bio-based and organic fertilizers containing it marketability. Additionally, Monoclonal antibodies are a major class of biopharmaceuticals, and their production involves multiple purification steps where itis frequently utilized. The rising demand for monoclonal antibodies for treating various diseases contributes significantly to the demand for this in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Recombinant proteins, including enzymes and therapeutic proteins, often undergo purification processes where it used. The growth of recombinant protein production for medical, diagnostic, and industrial applications drives the need for efficient protein purification methods, supporting the demand for this. Thus, because of the expansion of biopharmaceutical manufacturing, the market is anticipated to increase significantly.

However, Volatile raw material prices directly impact the production costs of it. Manufacturers may experience sudden increases in production costs when ammonia and sulfuric acid prices rise sharply, leading to reduced profit margins or potential losses. Fluctuating raw material prices create challenges for manufacturers to maintain stable and predictable profitability. Manufacturers may struggle to set consistent product prices, impacting their ability to forecast and plan for financial stability. The unpredictability of raw material prices adds complexity to risk management strategies for its producers. Companies may find developing effective risk mitigation plans challenging, leading to increased exposure to financial risks associated with volatile markets. Therefore, high volatile raw material prices are a significant challenge that hampers the growth of market.

Driving and Restraining Factors
Ammonium Sulfate Market
  • Growing bio-based and organic fertilizers
  • Expansion of biopharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Rising waste-to-value approaches
  • High volatile raw material prices
  • Adverse effect of supply chain disruption
  • Technological innovations in production
  • Increasing focus on sustainable agriculture
  • Significant regulatory restrictions issues
  • Risk of overreliance on specific industries

By Application Analysis

Based on application, the market is classified into fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, food & feed additives, water treatment, and others. In 2022, the fertilizers segment witnessed the largest revenue share in the market. Fertilizers, including this, help address nutrient deficiencies in the soil, ensuring that crops receive a balanced supply of essential nutrients. Improved nutrient content in plants leads to healthier crops with better nutritional value. This is especially important for crops intended for human consumption, where nutrient-rich produce is desirable for human health. Fertilizers contribute to maintaining and enhancing soil fertility by replenishing nutrients that are depleted during plant growth and harvesting. Optimal soil fertility is crucial for sustained agricultural productivity. By providing nitrogen, Ammonium sulfate contributes to soil health and fertility, supporting the long-term sustainability of farming practices.

Ammonium Sulfate Market Share and Industry Analysis Report 2022

By Product Analysis

By product, the market is categorized into solid and liquid. The liquid segment covered a considerable revenue share in the market in 2022. Liquid fertilizers can be uniformly distributed across the field, ensuring even coverage of nutrients. This is especially useful for crops that require precision nutrition management. Liquid fertilizers can be formulated with additives to enhance nutrient stability and reduce the risk of nutrient loss through volatilization or leaching. Liquid formulations can be applied directly to the leaves (foliar application), allowing for efficient nutrient absorption through the foliage. Foliar feeding is advantageous for providing nutrients during critical growth stages or addressing nutrient deficiencies. It can be a strategic approach for certain crops and situations.

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By Regional Analysis

Region-wise, the market is analysed across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and LAMEA. In 2022, the North America region acquired a significant revenue share in the market. North America has a diverse range of crops, and the intensification of crop production contributes to higher fertilizer demand. The growing emphasis on sustainable agriculture practices and environmentally friendly fertilizers impacts the choice of fertilizers used in the region. Ammonium sulfate is utilized in various industrial processes in North America, including producing chemicals, textiles, and pharmaceuticals. The growth of industrial sectors in North America contributes to the demand for this as a raw material.

Ammonium Sulfate Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Market size value in 2022 USD 2.8 Billion
Market size forecast in 2030 USD 4.6 Billion
Base Year 2022
Historical Period 2019 to 2021
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030
Revenue Growth Rate CAGR of 6.7% from 2023 to 2030
Quantitative Data Volume in Kilo Tonnes, Revenue in USD Billion, and CAGR from 2019 to 2030
Number of Pages 266
Number of Tables 530
Report coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Porter’s 5 Forces Analysis, Company Profiling, Companies Strategic Developments, SWOT Analysis, Winning Imperatives
Segments covered Product, Application, Region
Country scope
  • North America (US, Mexico, Canada, and Rest of North America)
  • Europe (Russia, France, Germany, UK, Spain, Italy, and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • LAMEA (Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Nigeria, Morocco, Chile, and Rest of LAMEA)
Companies Included

BASF SE, Evonik Industries AG (RAG-Stiftung), LANXESS AG, SABIC (Saudi Arabian Oil Company), Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., Honeywell International, Inc., Helm AG, ArcelorMittal S.A., Akzo Nobel N.V., Domo Chemicals GmbH

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Recent Strategies Deployed in the Market

  • 2023-Jun: BASF SE came into partnership with Yara Clean Ammonia Norge As, a maritime transportation company in Oslo. Through this partnership, BASF SE would establish and build a large-scale facility for low-carbon blue ammonia production, incorporating carbon capture technology, in the Gulf Coast region of the United States.
  • 2023-Jul: Evonik Industries AG took over Nova Chemicals, a Canadian petrochemical company. Through this acquisition, Evonik Industries AG would enhance its portfolio of sustainable cosmetic active ingredients.
  • 2023-Jan: SABIC (Saudi Arabian Oil Company) came into partnership with Atmonia, a chemical manufacturing company. Through this partnership, SABIC (Saudi Arabian Oil Company) would Implement Atmonia's technology for ammonia production is underway in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman. Atmonia, an Icelandic company, is pioneering a sustainable production process for ammonia.
  • 2022-Nov: Helm AG came into partnership with Bi-PA NV, a Bioresearch company in Belgium. Through this partnership, Helm AG would enhance its crop production with sustainable agriculture by supplying innovative solutions to answer grower needs to the market.
  • 2022-Sep: BASF SE came into partnership with RiKarbon Inc., a US-based chemical manufacturing company. Through this partnership, BASF SE would enhance its chemical portfolio and extend its innovative offering to its customers.
  • 2022-Jul: LANXESS AG took over International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF), an American corporation that produces flavors, fragrances, and cosmetic actives. Through this acquisition, LANXESS AG would expand its range of antimicrobial active ingredients and formulations for material protection, preservatives, and disinfectants while fortifying its global presence, particularly in the United States.

List of Key Companies Profiled

  • Evonik Industries AG (RAG-Stiftung)
  • SABIC (Saudi Arabian Oil Company)
  • Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Helm AG
  • ArcelorMittal S.A.
  • Akzo Nobel N.V.
  • Domo Chemicals GmbH

Ammonium Sulfate Market Report Segmentation

By Product (Volume, Kilo Tonnes, USD Billion, 2019-2030)

  • Solid
  • Liquid

By Application (Volume, Kilo Tonnes, USD Billion, 2019-2030)

  • Fertilizers
  • Food & Feed Additives
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Water Treatment
  • Others

By Geography (Volume, Kilo Tonnes, USD Billion, 2019-2030)

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Morocco
    • Chile
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of LAMEA

Frequently Asked Questions About This Report

This Market size is expected to reach $4.6 billion by 2030.

Growing bio-based and organic fertilizers are driving the Market in coming years, however, High volatile raw material prices restraints the growth of the Market.

BASF SE, Evonik Industries AG (RAG-Stiftung), LANXESS AG, SABIC (Saudi Arabian Oil Company), Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., Honeywell International, Inc., Helm AG, ArcelorMittal S.A., Akzo Nobel N.V., Domo Chemicals GmbH

In the year 2022, the market attained a volume of 13,412.74 kilo tonnes, experiencing a growth of 5.9% (2019-2022).

The Solid segment is leading the Market, By Product in 2022; there by, achieving a market value of $3.9 billion by 2030.

The Asia Pacific region dominated the Market, By Region in 2022, and would continue to be a dominant market till 2030; there by, achieving a market value of $2.2 billion by 2030.



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