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Description : The map showing major Sulphur Producing Countries in World. Disclaimer





Sulfur is an abundant, yellow-colored multivalent non-metal. It is found as a pure element in nature and also as sulfide and sulfate minerals.
Sulfur had been known and used since a long time in ancient Greece, China, and Egypt. The fumes of the element were used as fumigants. Sulfur was used in medicinal mixtures mostly as balms and anti-parasitics. It was also used to make the best quality of black gunpowder.

Today, most of the elemental sulfur is produced as a by-product from natural gas and petroleum after removing sulfur-containing impurities. The element is most used for commercial purposes; it is basically used in fertilizers, and in the manufacture of sulfuric acid. Sulfur is also used in matches, insecticides and fungicides.


The World Map of Sulfur Producers shows a list of countries that produce large quantities of sulfur. As the data in the map shows, China leads the world in the production of sulfur; in 2010 the country produced an estimated 9.4 million metric tonnes of the non-metal.

The second-largest producer of sulfur is Russia with an annual production of 7.1 million metric tonnes. Canada ranks third followed by Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Iran, Chile, South Korea, France, India, Australia, Venezuela, Kuwait, Poland, Italy, Spain, Finland, South Africa, Netherlands, and Uzbekistan.

Canada is the largest exporter, followed by Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Sulfur is a vital element for all forms of life, and is widely used in biochemical processes. It is one of the major plant nutrient after nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Sulfur provides a direct nutritive value to the plants hence contributing to an increase in the crop yields.


MAJOR SULPHUR PRODUCERS OF THE WORLD-2010
COUNTRYPRODUCTION IN (THOUSAND METRIC TONNES)
China9400
Russia7100
Canada7000
Germany3800
Japan3400
Saudi Arabia3200
Kazakhstan2000
United Arab Emirates2000
Mexico1700
Iran1600
Chile1600
South Korea1600
France1300
India1200
Australia930
Venezuela800
Kuwait700
Poland750
Italy740
Spain640
Finland615
South Africa540
Netherlands530
Uzbekistan520
Other Countries4800

Last updated On : December 20, 2012




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