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Phosphate Rock

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary6
Summary8
Introduction12
Geological occurrence12
Sedimentary deposits13
Igneous deposits13
Chemical composition13
Calcium phosphates13
Calcium-aluminum (iron) phosphates and aluminum (iron) phosphates14
Grade and quality14
Grade14
Quality14
Mining, beneficiation, and conversion16
Mining16
Beneficiation16
Conversion17
Environmental issues18
Supply and demand by region19
World19
Reserves19
Supply/demand20
Capacity 21
Production 23
Consumption24
Price25
Trade28
United States30
Reserves30
Producing companies32
Salient statistics33
Production34
Consumption37
Price40
Trade41
Canada43
Producing companies43
Salient statistics44
Production44
Trade45
Mexico46
Producing companies46
Salient statistics46
Production47
Trade48
Central and South America49
Producing companies49
Salient statistics53
Production54
Trade55
Western Europe55
Producing companies55
Salient statistics56
Production57
Trade58
Central Europe59
Salient statistics59
Trade60
Eastern Europe60
Producing companies60
Salient statistics63
Production64
Trade66
Middle East67
Producing companies67
Salient statistics70
Production70
Trade71
Africa73
Producing companies73
Salient statistics79
Production79
Price80
Trade82
Southwest Asia83
Producing companies83
Salient statistics85
Production86
Consumption87
Trade88
Japan88
Salient statistics88
Consumption89
Trade90
China91
Producing companies91
Salient statistics93
Production94
Consumption95
Fertilizer use96
Animal feeds 96
Industrial and other96
Price97
Trade97
Other Asia99
Producing companies99
Salient statistics99
Production101
Consumption101
Trade102
Oceania103
Producing companies103
Salient statistics105
Production106
Consumption107
Trade108
Additional resources110
Revisions111
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