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Global Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market by Type (Food grade, Photo grade, Technical grade), By Application (Chemicals, Pharmaceutical, Leather, Photography, Food, Wastewater, Textiles, Paper & pulp) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market by Type (Food grade, Photo grade, Technical grade), By Application (Chemicals, Pharmaceutical, Leather, Photography, Food, Wastewater, Textiles, Paper & pulp) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 139205 3300 Chemical & Material 377 241 Pages 4.7 (38)

Market Overview:

The global potassium hydrogen sulfite market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in this market can be attributed to the increasing demand for potassium hydrogen sulfite from various applications such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, leather, photography, food, wastewater treatment and textiles. In addition, the growing demand for potassium hydrogen sulfite from emerging economies is also contributing to the growth of this market. However, factors such as volatility in prices and availability of raw materials may restrain the growth of this market during the forecast period.

Global Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A powder or crystals used to make a weak solution of sulfur dioxide gas. It is used as an antioxidant, to control the growth of molds and yeasts in foods, and as a fumigant.

Food grade:

Food grade is used for the production of various food products such as meat, poultry, seafood and processed foods. It is also used in pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements. The growth factor in this market is increasing demand from end-use industries such as animal feed industry which has led to a rise in demand for food grade hydrogen sulfite.

Photo grade:

Photo grade is a type of Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite (KHS) which has been processed to remove impurities. It contains purest form of KHS with no other additive mixed in it. Photo grade is used for photographic processing, whereas industrial grade is used in various end-use industries such as wood pulp and paper, rubber & plastic, printing ink and photography among others.

Application Insights:

The potassium hydrogen sulfite market is segmented on the basis of application into chemicals, leather, photography, food, wastewater treatment textiles paper & pulp and pharmaceuticals. The chemicals segment dominated the global industry in terms of revenue share at over 40% in 2017. This high share is attributable to its extensive use as a chemical intermediate for various applications such as fertilizers and paints among others. Potassium hydrosulfite when mixed with sulfuric acid forms an effective disinfectant against bacteria including salmonella and staphylococcus which are often found in water or soil contamination. It also has significant uses as a preservative in several industries including food processing where it acts as an antioxidant protecting the product from oxidation thus maintaining its freshness for a longer period of time.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific was the largest regional market in 2017 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The region accounts for a major share of potassium hydrosulfite consumption, which can be attributed to large-scale production of food products as well as chemicals. China is one of the major producers and consumers of potassium hydrosulfite globally. In addition, rising demand for packaged food products in India owing to increasing disposable income coupled with growing health awareness will drive product consumption in this region over the forecast period.

Europe accounted for more than 20% share of global revenue in 2017 on account that it has been observed that approximately 50% - 70% concentration readings have been reported from some European countries against legal limits set by EU Parliament resolutions (EPO).

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand from food and beverage industry for preservative and antioxidant properties of potassium hydrogen sulfite is expected to drive the growth of the market over the forecast period.
  • Rising awareness about benefits of potassium hydrogen sulfite among consumers is another key factor that is anticipated to fuel the growth of this market in near future.
  • Growing use of potassium hydrogen sulfite in various applications such as pulp & paper, textile, leather, and cosmetics industries is also projected to boost the demand for this product in coming years.
  • Stringent regulations imposed by government agencies regarding food additives are likely to create new opportunities for potassium hydrogen sulfite market during forecast period .

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Research Report

By Type

Food grade, Photo grade, Technical grade

By Application

Chemicals, Pharmaceutical, Leather, Photography, Food, Wastewater, Textiles, Paper & pulp

By Companies

Aditya Birla Chemicals, Sigma-Aldrich, Chemtex Speciality, BASF, Murphy and Son, ...

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Report Segments:

The global Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite market is segmented on the basis of:


Food grade, Photo grade, Technical grade

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Chemicals, Pharmaceutical, Leather, Photography, Food, Wastewater, Textiles, Paper & pulp

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Aditya Birla Chemicals
  2. Sigma-Aldrich
  3. Chemtex Speciality
  4. BASF
  5. Murphy and Son
  6. ...

Global Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Overview

Highlights of The Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Food grade
    2. Photo grade
    3. Technical grade
  1. By Application:

    1. Chemicals
    2. Pharmaceutical
    3. Leather
    4. Photography
    5. Food
    6. Wastewater
    7. Textiles
    8. Paper & pulp
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Statistics

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Frequently Asked Questions?

Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite is a white crystalline powder that is used as a food additive. It has the chemical formula KHSO4 and it is also known by the trade name Potasium Hydrogen Sulfite. This compound is most commonly used in baking to help prevent bread from going stale.

Some of the key players operating in the potassium hydrogen sulfite market are Aditya Birla Chemicals, Sigma-Aldrich, Chemtex Speciality, BASF, Murphy and Son.

The potassium hydrogen sulfite market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Food grade
      5.3.2. Photo grade
      5.3.3. Technical grade
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Chemicals
      6.3.2. Pharmaceutical
      6.3.3. Leather
      6.3.4. Photography
      6.3.5. Food
      6.3.6. Wastewater
      6.3.7. Textiles
      6.3.8. Paper & pulp
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Chemicals
      9.4.2. Pharmaceutical
      9.4.3. Leather
      9.4.4. Photography
      9.4.5. Food
      9.4.6. Wastewater
      9.4.7. Textiles
      9.4.8. Paper & pulp
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Food grade
      9.7.2. Photo grade
      9.7.3. Technical grade
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Chemicals
      10.4.2. Pharmaceutical
      10.4.3. Leather
      10.4.4. Photography
      10.4.5. Food
      10.4.6. Wastewater
      10.4.7. Textiles
      10.4.8. Paper & pulp
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Food grade
      10.7.2. Photo grade
      10.7.3. Technical grade
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Chemicals
      11.4.2. Pharmaceutical
      11.4.3. Leather
      11.4.4. Photography
      11.4.5. Food
      11.4.6. Wastewater
      11.4.7. Textiles
      11.4.8. Paper & pulp
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Food grade
      11.7.2. Photo grade
      11.7.3. Technical grade
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Chemicals
      12.4.2. Pharmaceutical
      12.4.3. Leather
      12.4.4. Photography
      12.4.5. Food
      12.4.6. Wastewater
      12.4.7. Textiles
      12.4.8. Paper & pulp
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Food grade
      12.7.2. Photo grade
      12.7.3. Technical grade
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Chemicals
      13.4.2. Pharmaceutical
      13.4.3. Leather
      13.4.4. Photography
      13.4.5. Food
      13.4.6. Wastewater
      13.4.7. Textiles
      13.4.8. Paper & pulp
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Food grade
      13.7.2. Photo grade
      13.7.3. Technical grade
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Potassium Hydrogen Sulfite Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Aditya Birla Chemicals Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Sigma-Aldrich Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Chemtex Speciality Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. BASF Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Murphy and Son Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. ... Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. COMPANY7 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. COMPANY8 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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