Ammonium Carbonate Is Overproduction In China

Date: 2015-12-07

Ammonium carbonate is a salt with the chemical formula (NH4)2CO3. Ammonium carbonate is also known as baker’s ammonia, and hartshorn, is a leavening agent that is sometimes used for flat, baked goods. Ammonium carbonate is the predecessor to the more modern leavening agent baking soda and baking powder. It is also the main component in smelling salts. Additionally, it is used as an emetic and an active ingredient in some cough syrups designed to relieve the symptoms of bronchitis. It is also used as an ingredient in some smokeless tobacco products. In China, ammonium carbonate is mainly used for fertilizer and explosives.

Figure Structure of Chinese Ammonium Carbonate Market in 2014
 

Ammonium Carbonate Production of China is around 8500 tons in 2015 and is expected to reach 18000 tons by 2020. Ammonium Carbonate import of China is around 60 tons and export is more than 100000 tons in 2015.

Table Ammonium Carbonate Production, Import and Export 2010-2015 (Tons)

(Date November 2015)

Year

Production

Import

Export

2010

4190000

36

86500

2011

4868780

38

98000

2012

5657500

34

101000

2013

6574000

41

100000

2014

7600000

50

100200

2015

8700000

55

100600

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