Accounting for a large proportion of its global demand, the agricultural sector represents the biggest driver of the global copper sulfate market.
Copper sulfate is a chemical compound that is produced commercially by reacting copper with sulfuric acid. These salts exist as a series of compounds that differ in their degree of hydration. The anhydrous form is a pale green or gray-white powder, while pentahydrate (CuSO4 5H2O) is a bright blue salt. It is also known as blue stone or blue vitriol. The appearance of copper sulfate also varies. It generally appears in the form of crystals that are bright blue to green in color; One of the common forms of copper sulfate is the mineral chalcanthite, which occurs in many arid regions of the world. Copper sulfate is very soluble and dissolves easily in various materials. Many commercial manufacturers convert their copper sulfate in powder form prior to sale to make it easier to handle and mix with other ingredients.
Agricultural applications currently account for the majority of the global copper sulfate market.
In agriculture, copper sulfate is widely used as a micronutrient in animal feed and fertilizer. Its fungicidal properties are also used in the cultivation of grapes and tree fruits (Bordeaux Mix) and in animal hoof health applications. Apart from agriculture, copper sulfate is also used in a number of other industries. It is used as an electrolyte in copper refining and electroplating. The mining industry employs it as an activator in certain ores concentrations by the foam flotation process. The building trade uses copper sulfate in combination with other chemicals as a wood preservative. Our forecasts estimate global volume demand for copper sulfate to grow at a CAGR of around 4% over the next five years.
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