Potash refers to an impure combination of potassium salt and potassium carbonate. It is also the common term used to describe fertilizer forms of potassium (K) derived from these rocks by separating the salt and other minerals. It contains soluble potassium, which makes it a suitable additive to agricultural fertilizers. It is also used in small quantities to formulate potassium-bearing chemicals, such as detergents, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, water softeners, soaps, animal feed, and alternatives to de-icing salt. Since it promotes plant growth, increases agricultural output, improves disease resistance, and enhances water preservation, potash finds extensive applications in agriculture and horticulture.
The global potash market is primarily driven by the increasing product demand from the agriculture sector due to the expanding population, rising food consumption, and changing dietary preferences. Moreover, there is a rise in the use of potash fertilizers in plants with nutritional deficiencies to protect them against diseases that reduce soil fertility and agricultural productivity, which is positively influencing market growth. Additionally, favorable initiatives undertaken by governments of numerous countries to promote the uptake of modern farming practices have accelerated product adoption rates. Besides this, the surging adoption of potash as a supplement in the animal feed industry, owing to its ability to boost the number of nutrients promoting healthy growth in animals and milk production, is contributing to the market growth. Furthermore, there has been widespread usage of potash to treat hard water as it regenerates ion exchange resins more effectively than sodium chloride, thus reducing the amounts of chlorides discharged in sewage or septic systems. Along with this, the increasing potash applications in pharmaceutical products, as it helps correct and maintain the balance of electrolytes in the human body and purifies insulin, has catalyzed market growth. Apart from this, the rising utilization of potash as a key ingredient in deicer products to clear ice and snow from surfaces, such as roads and building entrances, and prevent re-freezing has propelled the market growth. Other factors, including the significant expansion in the end use industries, technological developments in the farming sector, and rapid urbanization, are also anticipated to create a favorable market outlook.
This production cost analysis report by Syndicated Analytics is the result of a comprehensive examination of the potash manufacturing process. The study covers all the requisite aspects that one needs to know while making a foray into the potash industry. It is based on the latest economic data and presents exhaustive insights about the primary process flow, raw material requirements, reactions involved, utility costs, operating costs, capital investments, pricing, margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake in the potash industry.
The following technical and economic aspects are included in the report:
- Market Trends
- Impact of COVID-19
- Major Regions
- Key Manufacturers
- Price Trends
- Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
- Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
- Raw Material Costs
- Utility Costs
- Labor Costs
- Packaging Costs
- Transportation Costs
- Land and Construction Costs
- Machinery Costs
- Profit Margins
- Product Pricing
Key Questions Answered in This Report-
- What are the various unit operations involved in manufacturing potash?
- What are the raw material requirements and costs in manufacturing potash?
- What are the utility requirements and costs in manufacturing potash?
- What are the manpower requirements and costs in manufacturing potash?
- What are the packaging requirements and costs in manufacturing potash?
- What are the transportation requirements and costs in manufacturing potash?
- What are the land requirements and costs in manufacturing potash?
- What are the construction requirements and costs in manufacturing potash?
- What are the profit margins in potash?
- What should be the pricing mechanism of potash?
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2 Scope and Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.3 Research Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Global Potash Market
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Historical and Current Market Performance
4.3 Impact of COVID-19
4.4 Market Forecast
4.5 Market Breakup by Segment
4.6 Market Breakup by Region
4.7 Price Trends
4.7.1 Potash Price Trends
4.7.2 Product Margins
5 Potash Manufacturing Process
5.1 Product Overview
5.2 Detailed Process Flow
5.3 Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
5.4 Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
6 Production Cost Analysis
6.1 Raw Material Cost Analysis
6.1.1 Price Trend of Raw Materials Required
6.1.2 Total Expense on Raw Materials
6.2 Utility Cost Analysis
6.2.1 Electricity Costs
6.2.2 Steam Costs
6.2.3 Process Water Costs
6.2.4 Total Expense on Utilities
6.3 Operating Cost Analysis
6.3.1 Salaries and Wages
6.3.2 Plant Overheads
6.3.3 Tax and Insurance
6.3.4 Packaging Costs
6.3.5 Transportation Costs
6.3.6 Sales and Administration Costs
6.3.7 Total Operating Costs
6.4 Capital Cost Analysis
6.4.1 Land and Site Development Costs
6.4.2 Civil Work Costs
6.4.3 Plant Machinery and Commissioning Costs
220.127.116.11 Plant Machinery Costs
18.104.22.168 Auxiliary Equipment Cost
22.214.171.124 Electrical Works and Piping Costs
126.96.36.199 Other Fixed Costs
6.4.4 Working Capital Requirements for Plant Operation
6.4.5 Total Capital Investment Required
6.5 Total Production Cost
7.1 Raw Material Suppliers
7.2 Pant Machinery Suppliers
List of Figures
Figure 1: Global: Potash Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Potash Market: Value Trends (in Million US$), 2016-2021
Figure 3: Global: Potash Market Forecast: Value Trends (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 4: Global: Potash Market: Breakup by Segment (in %), 2021
Figure 5: Global: Potash Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2021
Figure 6: Potash: Price Trends, 2016 & 2021
Figure 7: Potash: Margins Across Various Stages of the Supply Chain
Figure 8: Potash: Breakup of Costs
Figure 9: Potash Price Structure
Figure 10: Potash: Manufacturing Process Flow
Figure 11: Potash: Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Raw Materials
Figure 12: Potash: Raw Material Price Trends, 2016 & 2021
List of Tables
Table 1: Potash Manufacturing: Raw Material Requirements
Table 2: Potash Manufacturing: Raw Material Costs
Table 3: Potash Manufacturing: Electricity Costs
Table 4: Potash Manufacturing: Steam Costs
Table 5: Potash Manufacturing: Process Water Costs
Table 6: Potash Manufacturing: Total Utility Costs
Table 7: Potash Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Salaries and Wages
Table 8: Potash Manufacturing: Packaging Costs
Table 9: Potash Manufacturing: Transportation Costs
Table 10: Potash Manufacturing: Sales and Administration Costs
Table 11: Potash Manufacturing: Total Operating Costs
Table 12: Potash Manufacturing: Costs Related to Land and Site Development
Table 13: Potash Manufacturing: Costs Related to Civil Works
Table 14: Potash Manufacturing: Costs Related to Plant Machinery
Table 15: Potash Manufacturing: Costs Related to Auxiliary Equipment
Table 16: Potash Manufacturing: Costs Related to Electrical works and Piping
Table 17: Potash Manufacturing: Total Costs Related to Plant Machinery and Commissioning
Table 18: Potash Manufacturing: Working Capital Requirements
Table 19: Potash Manufacturing: Total Capital Investment Required
Table 20: Potash Manufacturing: Total Production Cost
Table 21: Potash Manufacturing: Raw Material Suppliers
Table 22: Potash Manufacturing: Machinery Suppliers