Global sulfur production by country 2019

In 2019, China produced around 17.4 megatons of sulfur, which makes China the world's leading sulfur producer. China's sulfur production includes byproduct elemental sulfur recovered from natural gas and petroleum, the estimated sulfur content of byproduct sulfuric acid from metallurgy, and the sulfur content of sulfuric acid from pyrite.

Sulfur production worldwide in 2019, by country (in 1,000 metric tons)*

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

* All figures are estimates.
** Chinese sulfur production includes byproduct elemental sulfur recovered from natural gas and petroleum, the estimated sulfur content of byproduct sulfuric acid from metallurgy, and the sulfur content of sulfuric acid from pyrite.

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