Turkmenistan refineries sold 385,000 tons of lump and granulated sulphur (99.95% purity) from January to July 2018. In 2017, total sulphur sales in Turkmenistan reached 914,500 tons.
Central Asian countries are expanding their gas production and processing capacities, so supply from this region will be increasing in the next decade. In Uzbekistan, for example, a new gas processing plant at the Kandym Gas condensate Field was launched in April. The planned sulfur production is about 580,000 tons per year.
Russia is also a big producer of elementary sulphur; in 2017, it produced 6,318,699 tons. This production will increase in the coming years.
China remains the main sulphur consumer in Asia. In 2016, sulphur imports to China reached 12,000,000 tons.