The major role of sulphur in producing sulphuric acid (which is useful in various industrial processes) and phosphate fertilizer has made it one of the demandable raw materials in the international market. Also being easy to access, today, sulphur is playing important role in global economy.
Study shows that a large amount (around 86-95%) of sulphur produced during 2009-2013, was used in producing the sulphuric acid which is used further in producing phosphate fertilizers. Hence the global demand of sulphur is directly proportional to the consumption of phosphate fertilizers. As per the analysis report of supply and demand for time 2008-2013, average growth of global production of sulphur was estimated around 6.6 percent while average consumption for the same time was 6.7.