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Phosphate ’16: Fertecon predicts phosphate rock demand will grow annually

By Yoke Wong
Published: Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Phosphate fertiliser feedstock demand is forecast to grow 1% annually but high-grade rock production is falling. This could further restrain supply if the EU passes regulation to reduce cadmium levels in fertiliser.

Phosphate rock demand is expected to grow 1% per annum, reaching 235m tonnes by 2025, fertiliser consultancy Fertecon forecast during the IM Global Phosphates conference in Amsterdam on 28 November.  

However, around 80% of global rock output is at below 68 bone phosphate of lime (BPL), or 31.1% of...

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