Sulphuric acid sweetened by fertile market outlook

By Jessica Roberts
Published: Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Negative prices, fertiliser demand slump and reduced copper production all soured the sulphuric acid market last year. But 2010 promises to be a tale of cautious recovery

Sulphuric acid is a cyclical commodity. Production of this intermediate product, consumed by myriad markets in the manufacture of high value goods, is often cited as being the best indication of a country’s industrial wealth and activity.

This is because production of sulphur-in-all-forms (including sulphuric acid) is primarily...

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