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    Sulfur (lump, liquid, granulated) in Russia, the CIS and the world: Production, Market and Forecast (18 edition)

    Number of pages: 195 Number of tables: 67 Number of figures: 67
    Language: Russian
    Released: 21.03.2022
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    This report is the eighteenth edition of the study of the sulfur market in Russia, the CIS countries and the world.

    Market monitoring has been conducted since 2002.

    The purpose of the study is to analyze the Russian and CIS markets for sulfur.

    The object of study is sulfur (lump, liquid, granular).

    A distinctive feature of this study is a detailed description of the main sources of raw materials for the production of various types of sulfur, not only in Russia, but also in other CIS countries. Information about the world sulfur market, as well as the sulfur markets of all CIS countries (including Ukraine) includes a detailed description of the largest producers and consumers of the chemical in question. A detailed forecast of production-consumption (including by producers/consumers and consumption sectors) and prices for sulfur takes into account the situation in Russia and the world in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the special operation of Russia that began in early 2022 on territory of Ukraine.

     

    This work is a desk study. As sources of information, the databases of the UN (UNdata), the Statistical Committees of the CIS countries (including Rosstat, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, the Agency on Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan), customs statistics of the Russian Federation and Ukraine, official statistics of railway transportation of the Russian Federation were used; industry and regional press materials, annual and quarterly reports of securities issuers, websites of sulfur producers and consumers, as well as the Infomine database.

    Timeline of the study: 1997-2021; forecast - 2022-2035

    Research geography: Russian Federation - comprehensive detailed market analysis; Ukraine, the Republic of Kazakhstan, Belarus and other CIS countries - a general retrospective analysis of the market, the world market - a brief description.

     

    The report consists of 7 parts, contains 195 pages, including 67 tables, 67 figures and 2 appendices.

    The first chapter provides a brief description of the world sulfur market for the period 2000-2021, as well as the prospects for its development.

    The second chapter is devoted to the methods of obtaining sulfur and the raw materials used in industry, it considers the directions and volumes of supplies of raw materials to its producers in the CIS.

    The third chapter analyzes sulfur production in the CIS for the period from 1998 to 2021. The section provides data on the volumes and structure of production, traces the dynamics of the output of these products by enterprises in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, considers the current state of sulfur producers in the CIS (data on the available raw material base, production volumes, plans for the development of enterprises, as well as data on volumes and directions of deliveries of products in recent years).

    The fourth chapter of the report considers foreign trade operations with sulfur in the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Kazakhstan and other CIS countries with an analysis of the volumes and directions of export-import supplies, as well as other CIS countries.

    The fifth chapter is devoted to the consideration of the dynamics of prices for sulfur in the domestic and foreign markets of the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Kazakhstan in 2003-2021.

    The sixth chapter describes the sulfur consumption market in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Here, the structure of consumption, the balance of "production-consumption" is analyzed in detail. An overview of the main industries of consumption is given, as well as a description of the largest Russian enterprises-consumers of this product.

    The seventh chapter of the report provides a forecast (including price) for the development of the Russian sulfur market for the period up to 2035.

    The appendices contain the addresses and contact information of the main producers (in Russia and the CIS) and consumers (in Russia) of sulfur.

     

    Target audience of the study:

    - participants of the sulfur market - producers, consumers, traders;

    - potential investors.

     

    The proposed study claims to be a reference tool for marketing services and management decision makers working in the sulfur market.

    ANNOTATION

     

    INTRODUCTION

     

    I. World sulfur market in 2000-2021

    I.1. Brief description of the world sulfur market

    I.2. Major Sulfur Producing Countries

     

    II. Sulfur production technology and raw materials used in industry

    II.1. Methods for obtaining sulfur

    II.1.1. Extraction of native sulfur

    II.1.2. Obtaining sulfur from hydrogen sulfide-containing gases (in the process of extraction and processing of oil and natural gas)

    II.1.3. Production of sulfur from sulfur dioxide

    II.2. Forms of elemental sulfur used in industry

    II.3. Sulfur production capacities in the CIS for 2021

    II.4. Main suppliers of raw materials

    II.4.1. Deposits of native sulfur in the CIS

    II.4.2. The main types of oil and gas fields in the CIS

    II.4.2.1. Gas fields

    II.4.2.2. Petroleum gas

    II.4.2.3. Oil refining

    II.4.3. Coke production

    II.4.4. Off-gases from non-ferrous metallurgy

     

    III. Sulfur production in the CIS countries

    III.1. Product quality

    III.2. Sulfur production and granulation equipment used by Russian enterprises

    III.3. Volumes and structure of sulfur production in the CIS in 1997-2021

    III.3.1. Sulfur production in Russia in 1997-2021

    III.3.2. Sulfur production in Kazakhstan in 1997-2021

    III.3.3. Sulfur production in Uzbekistan in 1997-2021

    III.3.4. Sulfur production in Turkmenistan in 2009-2021

    III.3.5. Sulfur production in Ukraine in 1998-2021

    III.4. The largest sulfur producers in the CIS countries

    III.4.1. OOO Gazprom dobycha Astrakhan (village Aksaraisky, Astrakhan region, Russian Federation)

    III.4.2. OOO Gazprom dobycha Orenburg (Orenburg, Russian Federation)

    III.4.3. Tengizchevroil LLP (Kulsary village, Atyrau region, Kazakhstan)

    III.4.4. Plant for the complex treatment of oil and gas (ZPNiG) "Boshalak" (Atyrau region, Kazakhstan)

    III.4.5. Gas processing plants "Bagtyyarlyk" (Lebap velayat, Turkmenistan)

    III.4.6. UDP "Mubarek Gas Processing Plant" (Mubarek, Kashkadarya region, Uzbekistan)

    III.4.7. PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (Norilsk, Krasnoyarsk Territory, RF)

     

    IV. Export and import of sulfur in the CIS

    IV.1. Export and import of sulfur in Russia in 1997-2021

    IV.1.1. Export

    IV.1.2. Import

    IV.2. Export and import of sulfur in Ukraine in 1998-2021

    IV.2.1. Export

    IV.2.2. Import

    IV.3. Export and import of sulfur in Kazakhstan in 1999-2021

    IV.4. Export and import of sulfur in other CIS countries in 2008-2020

     

    V. Sulfur Price Review (Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan)

    V.1. Review of domestic prices for sulfur in the Russian Federation in 2004-2021

    V.2. Dynamics of export-import prices

    V.2.1. Dynamics of export-import prices in Russia in 1997-2021

    V.2.2. Dynamics of export-import prices for sulfur in Ukraine in 1999-2021

    V.2.3. Dynamics of export-import prices in Kazakhstan in 2004-2021

     

    VI. Sulfur consumption in the CIS

    VI.1. Sulfur consumption balance (Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan)

    VI.1.1. Balance of sulfur consumption in Russia in 1997-2021

    VI.1.2. Balance of sulfur consumption in Ukraine in 1998-2021

    VI.1.3. Balance of sulfur consumption in Kazakhstan in 1999-2021

    VI.2. Structure of sulfur consumption in Russia

    VI.3. Current state and development prospects of the main sulfur consuming industries in Russia

    VI.3.1. Chemical industry (production of sulfuric acid and phosphate mineral fertilizers)

    VI.3.2. Pulp and paper industry

    VI.3.3. Other industries

    VI.4. Large Russian consumer enterprises and their projects

    VI.4.1. PJSC PhosAgro

    JSC "Apatit" (Cherepovets, Vologda region)

    Balakovo branch of JSC "Apatit" (Balakovo, Saratov region)

    Volkhov branch of JSC "Apatit" (Volkhov, Leningrad region)

    VI.4.2. JSC MCC "EuroChem"

    OOO IG Phosphorit (Kingisepp, Leningrad Region)

    EuroChem-Belorechensk Mineral Fertilizers LLC (Krasnodar Territory)

    VI.4.3. JSC UCC "URALCHEM"

    JSC Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers (Voskresensk, Moscow Region)

    VI.4.4. PJSC "Kuibyshevazot" (Samara region)

     

    VII. Forecast of production and consumption of sulfur in the CIS for the period up to 2035

    VII.1. Forecast of sulfur production in Russia and the CIS until 2035, broken down by type of production and major producers

    VII.2. Forecast of sulfur consumption in the CIS

    VII.3. Sulfur price forecast up to 2035

     

    Appendix 1. Address book of the largest sulfur producers in the CIS

    Appendix 2. Address book of the main Russian enterprises-consumers of sulfur

    Table 1. World prices for sulfur in 2016-2021, $/t

    Table 2. Main indicators of the sulfur market in China in 2014-2021, million tons, %

    Table 3. Key indicators of the US sulfur market in 2010-2021, million tons, %

    Table 4. Conditional classification of various forms of elemental sulfur

    Table 5. CIS enterprises with sulfur production capacities and technologies applied by them

    Table 6. Affiliation to holding companies of the main enterprises producing sulfur in the CIS (at the beginning of 2022)

    Table 7. Characteristics of developed hydrogen sulfide-containing natural gas fields in the CIS

    Table 8. Characteristics of CIS refineries producing sulfur (as of early 2022)

    Table 9. Ukrainian coking plants producing sulfur

    Table 10. Chemical composition of copper and nickel concentrates obtained at the Norilsk and Talnakh factories from rich ores, %

    Table 11. Forms of sulfur produced by leading producers in the CIS

    Table 12. Requirements for the quality of technical sulfur (according to GOST 127-93)

    Table 13. Physical and chemical parameters of liquid technical sulfur (according to GOST R 56249-2014)

    Table 14. Physical and chemical parameters of industrial lump sulfur (according to GOST R 56249-2014)

    Table 15. Physical and chemical parameters of granulated technical sulfur (according to GOST R 56249-2014)

    Table 16. Physical and chemical parameters of ground technical sulfur for the tire and rubber industry (according to GOST R 56249-2014)

    Table 17. Physical and chemical parameters of ground technical sulfur for agriculture (according to GOST R 56249-2014)

    Table 18. Physical and chemical parameters of modified technical sulfur for the production of sulfur asphalt concrete (according to GOST R 56249-2014)

    Table 19. Physical and chemical parameters of modified technical sulfur for the production of sulfur concrete (according to GOST R 56249-2014)

    Table 20. Enterprises of the Russian Federation producing granulated sulfur, the equipment they use

    Table 21. Sulfur production in the CIS countries in 1998-2021, thousand tons

    Table 22. Volumes of sulfur production in the CIS in 2005-2021 broken down by production methods, thousand tons

    Table 23. Sulfur production in Russia by enterprises in 2005-2021, thousand tons

    Table 24. Production of liquid, lump, granulated and other sulfur by enterprises of the Russian Federation in 2009-2021, thousand tons

    Table 25. Enterprises producing sulfur in Ukraine in 1998-2021, thousand tons

    Table 26. The largest sulfur producers in the CIS in 2011-2021, thousand tons

    Table 27. Major sulfur recipients of OOO Gazprom dobycha Astrakhan in 2010-2021, thousand tons

    Table 28. Major sulfur recipients of OOO Gazprom dobycha Orenburg in 2010-2021, thousand tons

    Table 29. Directions of Russian export of sulfur in 2006-2021, thousand tons, %

    Table 30. Russian enterprises exporting sulfur in 2006-2021, thousand tons, %

    Table 31. Geographic structure of Russian sulfur imports in 2004-2021, thousand tons

    Table 32. The largest Russian consumers of imported sulfur in 2010-2021, thousand tons

    Table 33. The volume of export-import of sulfur by Ukraine in kind (thousand tons) and money (mln $) in 2002-2021

    Table 34. Directions of Ukrainian imports of sulfur in 2004-2021, thousand tons

    Table 35. The largest Ukrainian consumers of imported sulfur in 2006-2020, thousand tons, %

    Table 36. The volume of export-import of sulfur by Kazakhstan in kind (thousand tons) and money (mln $) in 2002-2021

    Table 37. Directions for the export of sulfur by Kazakhstan in 2006-2021, thousand tons

    Table 38. Volumes (thousand tons, thousand $) and directions of export-import of sulfur in other CIS countries in 2008-2020, export-import prices ($ / t)

    Table 39. Average monthly prices for sulfur by manufacturing enterprises in Russia in 2008-2021, RUB/t (excluding VAT)

    Table 40. Average annual prices for sulfur in the Russian Federation and federal districts in 2009-2021, RUB/t without VAT

    Table 41. Export prices of Russian sulfur producers and traders in 2008-2021, $/t

    Table 42. Main indicators of the sulfur market in Russia in 2015-2021, thousand tons

    Table 43. Key indicators of the sulfur market in Ukraine in 2015-2021, thousand tons, %

    Table 44. Key indicators of production and consumption of sulfur in Kazakhstan in 2015-2021, thousand tons, %

    Table 45. Comparison of “apparent” and real consumption of sulfur in the Russian Federation in 2015-2021, thousand tons

    Table 46. Sectoral structure of sulfur consumption in Russia in 2015-2021, thousand tons

    Table 47. Production growth rates in individual industries in Russia in 2011-2021, % of the previous year

    Table 48. Production of sulfuric acid from sulfur and waste gases of industrial enterprises in the Russian Federation in 2005-2021, million tons

    Table 49. Sulfuric acid production and sulfur consumption (by enterprises) in Russia in 2015-2021, thousand tons

    Table 50. Sulfur supplies to the largest Russian chemical industry enterprises in 2015-2021, thousand tons

    Table 51. Railroad deliveries of sulfur to the largest Russian enterprises of the pulp and paper industry in 2015-2021, thousand tons

    Table 52. Key milestones in the development of sulfuric acid production and production of phosphate mineral fertilizers at JSC PhosAgro-Cherepovets

    Table 53. Deliveries of raw materials to JSC Apatit in 2015-2021, thousand tons

    Table 54. Some financial performance indicators of JSC Apatit in 2013-2021, billion rubles

    Table 55. Main milestones in the development of sulfuric acid production and production of phosphate mineral fertilizers in the Balakovo branch of Apatit JSC

    Table 56. Railroad deliveries of sulfur to the BF JSC Apatit in 2015-2021, thousand tons

    Table 57

    Table 58. Railroad deliveries of sulfur to LLC IG Phosphorit in 2015-2021, thousand tons

    Table 59. Some financial performance indicators of PG Phosphorite LLC in 2015-2021, million rubles

    Table 60. Key milestones in the development of sulfuric acid production at Eurochem-BMU

    Table 61. Some financial performance indicators of Eurochem-BMU LLC in 2015-2021, million rubles

    Table 62. Railroad deliveries of sulfur to Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers JSC in 2015-2021, thousand tons

    Table 63. Forecast of sulfur production in the CIS countries until 2035, million tons

    Table 64. Projects for increasing sulfur production capacities by Russian refineries for the period up to 2025, thousand tons per year

    Table 65. Forecast of sulfur production by the largest producers in the CIS for the period up to 2035, thousand tons

    Table 66. Forecast of sulfur consumption in Russia for the period up to 2035, thousand tons, %

    Table 67. Forecast of sulfur consumption in Russia (by enterprises and federal districts) up to 2035, thousand tons

    Figure 1. Dynamics of world sulfur production in 2000-2021, million tons

    Figure 2. Geographical structure of world sulfur production in 2008, 2015 and 2021, %

    Figure 3. Sectoral structure of world sulfur consumption

    Figure 4. Dynamics of sulfur output by the main producing countries in 2000-2021, million tons

    Figure 5. Schematic diagram of the Claus process

    Figure 6. Increase in sulfur production capacity in the CIS countries in 2008-2021 mln t

    Figure 7. Shares of countries in the total CIS potential for sulfur production in 2021, %

    Figure 8. Structure of sulfur production capacities in the CIS by production method in 2021, %

    Figure 9. Sulfur production in Russia, Kazakhstan and the CIS in 1997-2021, million tons

    Figure 10. Shares of CIS countries in total sulfur production in 1997-2021, %

    Figure 11. Dynamics of the sectoral structure of sulfur production in the CIS in 2000-2021, %

    Figure 12. Dynamics of sulfur production in Russia in 1997-2021, mmt

    Figure 13. Dynamics of sulfur production by industry in Russia in 2010-2021, mmt

    Figure 14. Capacity utilization for sulfur production by production sectors in Russia in 2020-2021, %

    Figure 15. Shares of the largest manufacturing enterprises in the total sulfur output in the Russian Federation in 2021, %

    Figure 16. Distribution of sulfur production in the Russian Federation by holdings in 2021, %

    Figure 17. Change in the structure of sulfur production by federal districts of the Russian Federation in 2004-2021, %

    Figure 18. Change in the sectoral structure of sulfur production in Russia in 2003-2021, %

    Figure 19. Commodity structure of sulfur production in the Russian Federation in 2009-2021, %

    Figure 20. Dynamics of sulfur production in Kazakhstan in 1997-2021, thousand tons

    Figure 21. Shares of the largest producing enterprises in the total sulfur output in Kazakhstan in 2021, %

    Figure 22. Dynamics of sulfur production in Turkmenistan in 2009-2021, thousand tons

    Figure 23: Sulfur production in Ukraine in 1998-2021, thousand tons

    Figure 24. Shares of the largest sulfur producers in total CIS production in 2021, %

    Figure 25. Dynamics of sulfur production at Gazprom dobycha Astrakhan in 1990-2021, mmt

    Figure 26. Commodity structure of sulfur output by Gazprom dobycha Astrakhan in 2009-2021, %

    Figure 27. Dynamics of sulfur production at Gazprom dobycha Orenburg in 1980-2021, mmt

    Figure 28. Commodity structure of sulfur output by Gazprom dobycha Orenburg in 2009-2021, %

    Figure 29. Dynamics of oil production (with gas condensate) and sulfur production of Tengizchevroil LLP in 1997-2021, million tons

    Figure 30. Production, sales and balance of sulfur in TCO warehouses in 2003-2021, mln t

    Figure 31. Production chain of the Polar Branch of PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel

    Figure 32. Sulfur utilization in PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel in 1996-2021, thousand tons

    Figure 33. Dynamics of foreign trade operations with sulfur in Russia in 1997-2021, million tons

    Figure 34. Dynamics of Russian exports of sulfur in kind (thousand tons) and money (mln $) in 1997-2021

    Figure 35. Shares of the main consumer countries in the total volume of sulfur exports of the Russian Federation in 2007-2021, %

    Figure 36. Commodity structure of Russian sulfur exports in 2007-2021, %

    Figure 37. Dynamics of Russian imports of sulfur in 1997-2021, thousand tons

    Figure 38. Commodity structure of Russian sulfur imports in 2007-2021, %

    Figure 39. Dynamics of export-import of sulfur in Ukraine in 1998-2021, thousand tons

    Figure 40. Dynamics of export-import of sulfur in Kazakhstan in 1999-2021, thousand tons

    Figure 41. Shares of the main consumer countries in the total volume of sulfur exports of Kazakhstan in 2004, 2012, 2019 and 2021, %

    Figure 42. Dynamics of average wholesale prices of sulfur producers in the Russian Federation in 2007-2021, RUB/t (excluding VAT)

    Figure 43. Dynamics of average annual prices for sulfur by Russian producers in 2006-2021, RUB/t (excluding VAT)

    Figure 44. Dynamics of Russian export-import prices for sulfur in 1997-2021, $/t

    Figure 45. Main financial indicators of Russian sulfur imports in 2000-2021, USD mln, USD/t

    Figure 46. Dynamics of export-import prices of Ukraine in 1999-2021, $/t

    Figure 47. Dynamics of export-import prices of Kazakhstan in 2004-2021, $/t

    Figure 48. Comparative dynamics of average export prices for sulfur in Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine in 2004-2021, $/t

    Figure 49. Comparative dynamics of average import prices for sulfur in Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine in 2004-2021, $/t

    Figure 50. Dynamics of production, "apparent" consumption, exports and imports of sulfur in the Russian Federation in 1997-2021, thousand tons

    Figure 51. Dynamics of production, "apparent" consumption, export-import of sulfur in Ukraine in 1998-2021, thousand tons

    Figure 52. Main uses of sulfur

    Figure 53. Regional structure of sulfur consumption in Russia in 2021, %

    Figure 54. Dynamics of production of sulfuric acid and phosphorus-containing fertilizers in Russia in 1997-2021, million tons

    Figure 55. Application of mineral fertilizers by Russian agricultural producers in 2006-2021, thousand tons of nutrients

    Figure 56. Dynamics of pulp production in Russia in 2000-2021, million tons

    Figure 57. Scheme of vulcanization of polyisoprene (natural rubber) with sulfur

    Figure 58. Dynamics of production of sulfuric acid and phosphate fertilizers at Apatit JSC in 2000-2021, thousand tons

    Figure 59. Dynamics of production of sulfuric acid and phosphate mineral fertilizers BF JSC "Apatit" in 2000-2021, thousand tons

    Figure 60. EuroChem production chain

    Figure 61. Dynamics of production of sulfuric acid and phosphate mineral fertilizers at LLC PG Phosphorit in 2000-2021, thousand tons

    Figure 62. Dynamics of production of sulfuric acid and phosphate fertilizers at Eurochem-BMU LLC in 2004-2021, thousand tons

    Figure 63. Scheme of assets of UCC URALCHEM JSC

    Figure 64. Dynamics of production of sulfuric acid and phosphate mineral fertilizers in JSC "VMU" in 2000-2021, thousand tons

    Figure 65. Dynamics of oil refining (million tons) and gas (billion m3) in Russia in 1997-2021

    Figure 66. Forecast of production and consumption of sulfur in the Russian Federation for the period up to 2035, thousand tons

    Figure 67. Price forecast (Russian and world prices) for sulfur up to 2035, $/t

     

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