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South Africa - Sulphur (Sublimed or Precipitated) and Colloidal Sulphur - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights
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South Africa: Sulphur Market 2022

Sulphur Market Size in South Africa

For the fourth consecutive year, the South African sulphur market recorded decline in sales value, which decreased by -X% to $X in 2020. Overall, consumption saw a perceptible curtailment. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2009 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Sulphur consumption peaked at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2020, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Sulphur Production in South Africa

In value terms, sulphur production dropped rapidly to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Overall, production showed a perceptible decrease. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, production reached the peak level at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2020, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Sulphur Exports

Exports from South Africa

In 2020, overseas shipments of sulphur (sublimed or precipitated) and colloidal sulphur were finally on the rise to reach X tonnes for the first time since 2015, thus ending a four-year declining trend. Over the period under review, exports, however, continue to indicate a sharp decline. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, sulphur exports reduced markedly to $X in 2020. In general, exports, however, faced a sharp contraction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2015 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Exports peaked at $X in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

The U.S. (X tonnes) was the main destination for sulphur exports from South Africa, with a X% share of total exports. Moreover, sulphur exports to the U.S. exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Democratic Republic of the Congo (X tonnes), more than tenfold. Namibia (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total exports with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of volume to the U.S. was relatively modest. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Democratic Republic of the Congo (-X% per year) and Namibia (+X% per year).

In value terms, the U.S. ($X), Zambia ($X) and Namibia ($X) appeared to be the largest markets for sulphur exported from South Africa worldwide, with a combined X% share of total exports.

Among the main countries of destination, Namibia saw the highest growth rate of the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced mixed trend patterns.

Export Prices by Country

The average sulphur export price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, declining by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price recorded a mild downturn. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2019 when the average export price increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, export price reached the peak level of $X per tonne, and then plummeted in the following year.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major foreign markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Zambia ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Democratic Republic of the Congo ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Zambia, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced mixed trend patterns.

Sulphur Imports

Imports into South Africa

In 2020, purchases abroad of sulphur (sublimed or precipitated) and colloidal sulphur increased by X% to X tonnes, rising for the second consecutive year after two years of decline. In general, imports continue to indicate a strong expansion. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, imports attained the peak figure at X tonnes in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, sulphur imports shrank slightly to $X in 2020. Overall, imports recorded temperate growth. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2020, Turkey (X tonnes) was the main supplier of sulphur to South Africa, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, sulphur imports from Turkey exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, India (X tonnes), more than tenfold.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of volume from Turkey totaled +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: India (+X% per year) and South Korea (+X% per year).

In value terms, the largest sulphur suppliers to South Africa were Turkey ($X), India ($X) and South Korea ($X), with a combined X% share of total imports.

In terms of the main suppliers, Turkey (+X% per year) saw the highest growth rate of the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The average sulphur import price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, falling by -X% against the previous year. In general, the import price showed a abrupt contraction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009 an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, import price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. from 2010 to 2020, the growth in terms of the average import prices remained at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was India ($X per tonne), while the price for Turkey ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by South Korea, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced mixed trend patterns.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Base Year Historical Period Forecast Period Units
2021 2007-2021 2022-2030 US$, Tonnes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for sulphur (sublimed or precipitated) and colloidal sulphur in the world?
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China remains the largest sulphur consuming country worldwide, accounting for 27% of total volume. Moreover, sulphur consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, India, twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by the U.S., with a 6.2% share.
What are the largest producers of sulphur (sublimed or precipitated) and colloidal sulphur in the world?
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China remains the largest sulphur producing country worldwide, accounting for 27% of total volume. Moreover, sulphur production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India, twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by the U.S., with a 6.2% share.
What are the leading suppliers of sulphur (sublimed or precipitated) and colloidal sulphur to South Africa?
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In value terms, the largest sulphur suppliers to South Africa were Turkey, India and South Korea, with a combined 97% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of sulphur (sublimed or precipitated) and colloidal sulphur from South Africa?
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In value terms, the U.S., Zambia and Namibia constituted the largest markets for sulphur exported from South Africa worldwide, together accounting for 93% of total exports.
What is the average export price for sulphur (sublimed or precipitated) and colloidal sulphur in South Africa?
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In 2020, the average sulphur export price amounted to $1,183 per tonne, shrinking by -69.8% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for sulphur (sublimed or precipitated) and colloidal sulphur in South Africa?
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In 2020, the average sulphur import price amounted to $496 per tonne, shrinking by -48.7% against the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the sulphur market in South Africa. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Product coverage:
• Prodcom 20132120 - Sulphur, sublimed or precipitated, colloidal sulphur
Country coverage:
• South Africa

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in South Africa
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2012–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2012–2021
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2012–2021
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2012–2021
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
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