The Argus Sulphur Analytics service connects you with industry-leading sulphur market intelligence. The service includes quarterly reports and data with 15-year forecasts of supply, demand, trade and prices, and one longer-term annual report with 25-year price forecasts (based on Long Run Marginal Cost analysis).

We empower sulphur market participants to make informed business decisions. Use the service to:

  • Inform your business plans: Get robust, actionable and industry leading insight on medium to long-term market developments and outlook
  • Mitigate risk to your business: Stay up to date with potential regulations, policy changes and market fundamentals challenges
  • Access comprehensive market data: Explore extensive raw data to assist your research and planning – and integrate the data into your models
  • Find your next big opportunity: Our proprietary datasets and expert insight help you identify and capitalise on future opportunities

Key features


Price forecasts: 15-years and 25-years

Quarterly 15-year and 25-year forecasts are provided for sulphur benchmark prices, including China cfr, North Africa cfr, Brazil cfr, Benelux cfr, India cfr, Middle East fob, Vancouver fob, Baltic Sea fob and Black Sea fob


Supply and demand forecasts: 15-years

Quarterly 15-year forecasts and in-depth analysis is provided for sulphur supply and demand (includes sulphur burner-based demand projects, sulphur capacity tracker and global-base case sulphur capacity forecast and refinery maintenance tracker. Short-term supply/demand balance included for DAP, MAP, and medium-term supply/demand balance for sulphur included


Trade forecasts: 15-years

Import and export analysis and 15-year forecasts for key countries/regions including Morocco, China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Middle East, North America and India with a trade balance for selected key countries/regions


Cost curves analysis

The service includes Argus sulphur export cost curve for the current year for all key sulphur export markets, updated quarterly


Project analysis/spotlight feature

Each quarterly issue of the service includes an in-depth project review (including full cost analysis, financial review and evaluation of cash flow) or spotlight features (including country focused analysis)


Best-in-class methodology

Our key methodologies include our demand forecasting model based on calorie and crop forecasts to guide our view of future fertilizer consumption and our Long-Run Marginal Cost (LRMC) multi-factor model to assess the level of prices beyond the current investment cycle


Proprietary datasets

Explore our comprehensive proprietary data to assist your research and planning – and integrate the data into your models


Quarterly reports

Narrative and graphical analysis of what is driving the sulphur market and how it is likely to evolve, ensuring you will be more confident in making critical decisions. Includes key insight on supply, demand, costs, trade and projects, with 15-year forecasts for supply, demand and prices


Annual long-term report

Detailed, long-form analysis of all the historical and long-term sulphur market trends. Use the report to reveal the connections between underlying market drivers and use these insights to develop more robust strategies. Includes 25-year price forecast based on Long Run Marginal Cost (LRMC) analysis

Customers that benefit

Market participants with exposure to the global sulphur market will find the Argus Sulphur Analytics service essential.
Below are examples of clients that use this service:
  • Producers and suppliers  

  • Traders 

  • Energy and utilities companies

  • Producers of metals and battery materials 

  • Shipping and port authorities

  • Procurement teams

  • Industry analysts 

  • Governments 

  • Financial institutions including bankers and investors 

  • Wholesalers 

  • Co-ops and retailers