Short-term sulphur oversupply on the horizon

By Kasia Patel
Published: Monday, 22 July 2013

Supply growing is faster than demand, driven by oil and gas markets; balance depends on fertiliser demand growth

Global sulphur production has been steadily increasing since 2009 to an estimated 70m tonnes in 2012 according to figures from the US Geological Survey (USGS), and a substantial amount of additional sulphur capacity has been planned over the course of the next two years.

Rather than growing as a response...

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