Global Potassium Sulphate (SOP) Market Scenario Examined and Forecast by Merchant Research & Consulting in its Topical Study

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Topical research study “Potassium Sulphate (SOP): 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2018” prepared by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd is now available at

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Nowadays, over 70% of potassium sulphate (SOP) is produced from secondary sources, by Mannheim Process or sulphate salts reaction. K+S KALI GmbH, SDIC Xinjiang Luobupo Potash Co. and Tessenderlo Group are the leading global SOP suppliers.

The APAC region takes lead in the global SOP market in terms of production volume, accounting for over half of the world output. As of 2013, China ranked the first country market in the APAC region as well as in the world in terms of production, accounting for 54.67% of the world SOP supply. Besides, the APAC region is forecast to hold its dominance in terms of SOP consumption within the next five years.

Meantime, Europe was the world's second regional SOP manufacturer in 2013. Belgium, the USA and Chile are amid the important SOP producing countries. The SOP output volume in Europe stood at 33.17% of the global production volume, with Germany leading the regional market. The country’s share amounted to 16.69% of the world SOP production in the same year.

The volume of the global SOP foreign trade achieved 919.7 million tonnes in 2013, registering a YOY decline by over 15.9 million tonnes. In the same year, Europe was the leading region in terms of SOP import and export volumes. Belgium was the largest country-importer of the material, while Russia registered the highest export volumes.

Topical research study “Potassium Sulphate (SOP): 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2018” prepared by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd is now available at

Report Details:

Title: Potassium Sulphate (SOP): 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2018
Published: June, 2014
Pages: 150
Price: US$ 4,500.00

The comprehensive study contains an all-round potassium sulphate market analysis and gives valuable data on the market performance in different geographical regions. It offers a detailed product profile, examines the key SOP application spheres and reviews the production process of the product. Additionally, the report comprises information on the potassium sulphate consumption, production and capacity; and analyses the foreign trade dynamics and the recent price fluctuations. Main producers and suppliers are also mentioned in the study. Besides, the report delves deep into the feedstock and downstream markets, and uncovers data on the main potassium sulphate consumers. Future outlook for the market is presented in the report, too.

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