The sulfur mining market includes mining of sulfur and sulfur compounds that are used in manufacturing of black gunpowder, matches, and fireworks. Sulfur is a bright yellow crystalline material. It forms near volcanic vents and fumaroles, where it sublimates from a stream of hot gases.
The global sulfur market was valued at $6.0 billion in 2017. Asia Pacific was the largest geographic region accounting for $2.2 billion or 37.7% of the global market. USA was the largest country accounting for $1.1 billion or 19.0% of the global sulfur market.
Satellite images are being utilized by Sulfur mining industry to monitoring sulfur mining operations. Satellite imagery has proven to be important tools in support of sulfur mining projects. They can be used for infrastructure planning, environmental impact studies, grassroots exploration and ground access. Satellite image are obtained from a wide variety of satellite systems like Landsat, WorldView, SPOT, RapidEye and EROS, amongst others.
The companies covered are Ohio Sulfur Mining Company, Freeport Sulfur Company, Texas Gulf Sulfur Company, and Merafe Resources Ltd.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
The sulfur mining market is segmented into Fertilizers; Chemical Processing; Metal Manufacturing; Petroleum Refining; Others.
Fertilizers include mining of sulfur for fertilizers.
Chemical Processing include mining of sulfur for chemical processing.
Metals Manufacturing industry comprises iron and steel foundries, alumina and aluminum production and processing establishments, iron and steel products manufacturing and iron and steel mills and ferroalloy manufacturing companies.
Petroleum Refining include mining of sulfur for petroleum refining.
Others include mining of sulfur for products other than fertilizers, usage in metal manufacturing and chemicals processing.