What is the main industrial use of sulfuric acid and nitric acid?

explosives production
oil refining
fertilizers production
synthesis of plastics
World production of sulfuric acid in 2004 was about 180 million tonnes. About 60% of this amount is consumed for fertilizers, particularly superphosphates, ammonium phosphate and ammonium sulfates. Similarily, 75–80% of the 26M tons of nitric acid produced annually is used to produce ammonium nitrate fertilizer.
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