Sulfur Hexafluoride Market Research
Report - Global Forecast till 2025
Pricing and Regulatory Analysis
In 2018, sulfur hexafluoride was priced between USD 5 and USD 10 per kg across the globe.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Kyoto Protocol, 1997) considers SF6
as a most potent greenhouse gas with high global warming potential.
According to MRFR analysis, Sulfur Hexafluoride Industry was valued at USD 251 million in 2018
and is projected to register a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period, 2019–2025.
SF6 offers dielectric strength (it rapidly quenches electrical discharges), chemical stability during
electrical operations, excellent thermal conductivity, and easy synthesis.
Standard Grade: The segment dominated the global sulfur hexafluoride market by value in 2018 owing
to its vast usage in the power & energy sector for applications such as high-voltage circuit breakers,
switchgear, gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), and others.
Electronics Grade: It is used in the manufacturing of particle accelerators, integrated circuits, and an
etchant for chamber cleaning.
Ultra-high purity Grade: It is the purest form of sulfur hexafluoride with no contamination. It is majorly
used in the manufacturing of semiconductors and in non-invasive medical surgeries that require zero
• Power & Energy: The segment accounted for the largest share of the global sulfur
hexafluoride market in 2018. The dielectric property of SF6 allows its use in the manufacturing
of high-voltage circuit breakers, switchgear, gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), high voltage
transformers, gas-insulated power substations, gas-insulated transmission lines, particles
accelerators, and distribution voltage, which are utilized in the power & energy sector. The
growth of the power & energy sector in developing economies is expected to augment the
demand for sulfur hexafluoride and thus boosting the segment’s growth.