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Global Sulfate of Potash (SOP) Fertilizer Market (2013-2018) - Research and Consulting Firm

Global Sulfate of Potash (SOP) Fertilizer Market: Trends & Opportunities (2013-2018)

Publish Date:Oct 2013
No. of Pages:68

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US$ 800.00

Scope of the Report

The report titled “Global SOP Fertilizer Market: Trends & Opportunities (2013-2018)” provides an in-depth analysis of the global SOP market with detailed analysis of various regions like Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, South America and Africa. It also assesses the key opportunities in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the industry. Growth of the overall SOP fertilizer industry has also been forecasted for the period 2013-18, taking into consideration the previous growth patterns, the growth drivers and the current and future trends. Further, key players of the industry like Potash Corp, Compass Minerals, Intrepid Potash Inc, Mosaic Company, Migao Corporation are profiled.

Regional Coverage

Asia
China
Europe
North America
South and Central America
Africa

Company Coverage

Potash Corp
Compass Minerals
Migao Corporation
Mosaic Company
Intrepid Potash Inc

Executive Summary

Sulphate of Potash (SOP) is the most commonly used non-chloride potash fertilizer in the world, with an annual worldwide demand of 6 million short tonnes per year. It can be sold as a powder for use in compound fertilizers containing nitrogen, phosphate, potassium, and sulphate, as a granular product for direct application, or as a soluble product. SOP is priced at a premium to Muriate of Potash (MOP), and is utilized for sensitive, high-value crops including many fruits, vegetables, tobacco and tree crops such as nuts.

China is the largest consumer and producer of SOP as the usage of SOP in China is driven by significant tobacco production with China boasting the largest tobacco producer in the world. China is the main exporter of SOP fertilizer and has a production capacity of approximately 4 million tonnes.

SOP fertilizer demand is likely to increase in the coming years as world’s population is rising which is leading to decrease in arable land, which will result in increased demand of fertilizers for crop production. Crop price fluctuations, changing diet of people, suitable weather conditions, improving transportation etc. are the other growth drivers of SOP fertilizer.

Many new types of SOP fertilizers are being introduced in the market with additional features. The latest being the example of florial grade sulfate, which is soluble in water and increases the productivity and quality of the crop better than the normal granule SOP. New production mines for potash (e.g. K+S kali legacy project in Canada) are also being set up which will increase the capacity of SOP fertilizer.

1. Executive Summary

2. Sulfate of Potash (SOP) Fertilizer: An Introduction

2.1 SOP Foundation
2.2 Production Processes of Sulfate of Potash (SOP)

2.2.1 Mannheim Process
2.2.2 Potassium Chloride and Sulphate Salts
2.2.3 Naturally Occurring Brines
2.2.4 Ochoa Process

2.3 Difference between SOP and Muriate of Potash (MOP)
2.3.1 Difference between Pricing of SOP and MOP

2.4 Application of SOP and MOP
2.5 SOP Grades

2.5.1 Standard SOP
2.5.2 Low chloride SOP
2.5.3 Granular SOP
2.5.4 Soluble SOP

3. Global SOP Market: sizing and Growth

3.1 Global SOP Consumption and Forecast
3.2 Global SOP Production Capacity and Forecast
3.3 Global Demand of SOP
3.4 Global SOP Price
3.5 Global Supply of SOP

4. Asian SOP Market: An Analysis

4.1 China’s SOP Market
4.1.1 Import Price and Volume of SOP in China

5. European SOP Market: An Analysis

5.1 Price of SOP in North/West Europe

6. North American SOP Market: An Analysis

6.1 Price of SOP in the U.S

7. South and Central American SOP Market: An Analysis

8. African SOP Market: An Analysis

8.1 Fertilizers Import and Export of Africa

9. Market Dynamics

9.1 Growth Drivers

9.1.1 Short Term Growth Drivers
9.1.2 Long Term growth Drivers

9.2 Challenges of SOP Market
9.3 Trends in SOP Market

10. Competitive Landscape

11. Global SOP Market: Company Profiles

11.1 Potash Corp
11.1.1 Business Overview
11.1.2 Financial Overview
11.1.3 Business Strategy

11.2 Compass Minerals
11.2.1 Business Overview
11.2.2 Financial Overview
11.2.3 Business Strategy

11.3 Migao Corporation
11.3.1 Business Overview
11.3.2 Financial Overview
11.3.3 Business Strategy

11.4 Mosaic Company
11.4.1 Business Overview
11.4.2 Financial Overview
11.4.3 Business Strategy

11.5 Intrepid Potash Inc
11.5.1 Business Overview
11.5.2 Financial Overview
11.5.3 Business Strategy
Figure 1: Potash Market Distribution
Figure 2: SOP Priced at a Premium to MOP (US$/Tonne)
Figure 3: Chloride Loving and Chloride Hating Crops
Figure 4: Global SOP Consumption (Volume): 2008 to 2012 (Thousand Tonnes)
Figure 5: Global SOP Consumption Forecast (Volume): 2013 to 2018        (Thousand Tonnes)
Figure 6: Global SOP Consumption (Value): 2008 to 2012 (US$ Billion)
Figure 7: Global SOP Consumption Forecast (Value): 2013 to 2018 (US$ Billion)
Figure 8: SOP Production Capacity by Country in 2012 (Thousand Tonnes)
Figure 9: SOP Production Capacity by Country forecasted for 2016 (Thousand Tonnes)
Figure 10: Growing Population Trend in Different Countries in 2012 (Billion)
Figure 11: Growing Population Trend in Developed and Underdeveloped Countries in 2012 (Billion)
Figure 12: Arable land per Capita for Different Regions: 1977 to 2009 (Hectares)
Figure 13: Global SOP Demand: 2008 to 2012 (Million Tonnes)
Figure 14: Global SOP Demand Forecast: 2013 to 2018 (Million Tonnes)
Figure 15: Global Demand of SOP by Region in 2012 (Thousand Tonnes)
Figure 16: SOP Prices: 2008 to 2012 (US$/Tonne)
Figure 17: SOP Price Forecast: 2013 to 2018 (US$/Tonne)
Figure 18: Global Supply of SOP by Region in 2012 (Thousand Tonnes)
Figure 19: Asia - Demand of SOP: 2008 to 2012 (Thousand Tonnes)
Figure 20: Asia- Demand of SOP Forecast: 2013 to 2018 (Thousand Tonnes)
Figure 21: China- Demand of SOP: 2008 to 2012 (Thousand Tonnes)
Figure 22: China- Demand of SOP Forecast: 2013 to 2018 (Thousand Tonnes)
Figure 23: Import Price (US$/Tonne) and Imported Volume (000’ MT) of SOP in China for 2012 by Month
Figure 24: Europe- SOP Demand: 2008 to 2012 (Thousand tonnes)
Figure 25: Europe- SOP Demand Forecast: 2013 to 2018 (Thousand Tonnes)
Figure 26: Price of SOP in North/West Europe: September 2012 to August 2013 (US$/Tonne)
Figure 27: North America- SOP Demand: 2008 to 2012 (Thousand Tonnes)
Figure 28: North America- SOP Demand Forecast: 2013 to 2018 (Thousand Tonnes)
Figure 29: SOP Price in the U.S: 2005 to 2011 (US$/Tonne)
Figure 30: South and Central America- SOP Demand: 2008 to 2012 (Thousand Tonnes)
Figure 31: South and Central America- SOP Demand Forecast: 2013 to 2018 (Thousand Tonnes)
Figure 32: Africa- SOP Demand: 2008 to 2012 (Thousand Tonnes)
Figure 33: Africa- SOP Demand Forecast: 2013 to 2018 (Thousand Tonnes)
Figure 34: Potash Shipment of Different Regions: 2010 to 2012 (Million Tonnes)
Figure 35: Population of Countries for 2012 and 2050 Forecasted (Millions)
Figure 36: World’s Ethanol Production: 2008 to 2012 (Billion Liters)
Figure 37: New Trends Evolving in Fertilizer Market
Figure 38: SOP Production Capacity by Company for 2012
Figure 39: Potash Corp Revenue: 2008 to 2012 (US$ Million)
Figure 40: Compass Mineral Revenue: 2008 to 2012 (US$ Million)
Figure 41: Compass Mineral Gross Sale by Country for 2012
Figure 42: Migao Corporation Revenue: 2008 to 2012 (US$ Million)
Figure 43: Mosaic company Revenue: 2008 to 2012 (US$ Billion)
Figure 44: K+S Revenue: 2008 to 2012 (US$ Million)
Table 1: Summary of SOP Fundamentals
Table 2: Production Methods of SOP Fertilizer
Table 3: Difference between SOP and MOP Fertilizer
Table 4: China SOP Import Volume by Original Country, January 2013
Table 5: Fertilizer Demand, Domestic Production and Import of Africa
Table 6: New Potash Mines Under-Construction