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Phosphate Rock

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
Summary 8
Introduction 12
Geological occurrence 12
Sedimentary deposits 13
Igneous deposits 13
Chemical composition 13
Calcium phosphates 13
Calcium-aluminum (iron) phosphates and aluminum (iron) phosphates 14
Grade and quality 14
Grade 14
Quality 14
Mining, beneficiation, and conversion 16
Mining 16
Beneficiation 16
Conversion 17
Environmental issues 18
Supply and demand by region 19
World 19
Reserves 19
Supply/demand 20
Capacity 21
Production 23
Consumption 24
Price 26
Trade 28
United States 30
Reserves 30
Producing companies 33
Salient statistics 34
Production 35
Consumption 37
Price 40
Trade 40
Canada 41
Producing companies 41
Salient statistics 42
Production 43
Trade 44
Mexico 44
Producing companies 44
Salient statistics 45
Production 46
Trade 47
Central and South America 47
Producing companies 47
Salient statistics 52
Production 52
Prices 54
Trade 54
Western Europe 55
Producing companies 55
Salient statistics 56
Production 57
Consumption 57
Trade 58
Central Europe 59
Salient statistics 59
Consumption 59
Trade 60
CIS and Baltic States 61
Producing companies 61
Salient statistics 63
Production 64
Consumption 65
Trade 65
Middle East 66
Producing companies 66
Salient statistics 69
Production 69
Consumption 70
Trade 71
Africa 72
Producing companies 72
Salient statistics 76
Production 77
Consumption 78
Price 78
Trade 79
Indian Subcontinent 81
Producing companies 81
Salient statistics 82
Production 83
Consumption 84
Trade 85
Mainland China 86
Producing companies 86
Salient statistics 89
Production 90
Consumption 90
Fertilizer use 91
Animal feeds 91
Industrial and other 91
Price 92
Trade 92
Japan 93
Salient statistics 93
Consumption 94
Trade 95
Other Northeast Asia 96
Producing companies 96
Salient statistics 96
Production 97
Consumption 97
Trade 99
Southeast Asia and Oceania 99
Producing companies 99
Salient statistics 102
Production 102
Consumption 103
Trade 105
Additional resources 107
Revisions 108
Data Workbook 109
Notice 110
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