Syria: Government aims to process more phosrock locally

In 2010 Syria increased both production and exports of phosphate rock. Production is state-owned and their sales brought them in 2010 a revenue of US$ 200 millions. The Syrian authorities stated that their aim to increase phosphate rock output to 6 million tpa by 2015. They also said that the government does not want to export large quantities of raw phosphate in the future, as it would benefit more from processing the mineral before its shipment. Up to now, nearly all the production has been exported. Small quantities has been used to produce domestic TSP in a plant located in Homs, which started operating in 1983.

The Syrian government informed that they are negotiating with companies from India and elsewhere that are interested in investing in Syrian phosphate projects.

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