Fertilizer Industry Structure & Developments

Magnesium sulphate is a naturally occurring mineral and is commercially known as Epsom salt, which is a mixture of magnesium, oxygen, and sulphur. It is also produced synthetically by reacting sulphuric acid with magnesium, and oxides. Its flavour enhancing ability has established a commercial importance in the food and beverage industry and its consumption is increasing year by year. Moreover, the importance of magnesium sulphate for human health and plant nutrition has been well-established and is prominently consumed in related applications of both of these sectors. Plant nutrition sector holds the greater importance about the magnesium sulphate due to its use as a fertilizer.

The agriculture industry is going under tremendous pressure imposed by the governmental bodies to increase the crop yield with good quality food. Governments across the agricultural economies have been opting for favourable policies to increase the agriculture output and are investing a huge amount in research and development for technological development. Therefore, this industry is surely heading towards the growth expansion resulting into the greater consumption of fertilizers. India is the third largest farm-based economy and is consistently supporting fertilizer growth. Thus, the agriculture industry as a whole likely to provide higher gains for magnesium sulphate driven by increasing fertilizer growth. The market is also expecting lucrative gains from personal care industry due to the fact that magnesium sulphate is being increasingly used in a range of applications in personal care products. As per the industry experts, the personal care applications of magnesium sulphate to grow at the highest growth rate and are likely to bring several product innovations due to the customization required from consumers.