Phosphate Fertilizers Snapshot

Phosphorus plays a major energizer role of plant production, it is crucial to photosynthesis and reproduction and an aid to other yield-developing processes. Different crops require different quantities of phosphate fertilizer, for example a maize crop yielding 6–9 tonnes of grain per hectare requires some 31–50 kg of phosphate fertilizer to be applied, soybean requires about 20–25 kg per hectare.

Phosphate fertilizer consumption is driven by the increasing needs of agricultural growth, which has to feed a global population which has increased by 130% from 1960 to 2011, the decreasing amount of available land, the growing need to produce animal feed, and the growing share of biofuels in the crops output. World consumption of P2O5 contained in fertilizers was projected to grow at a rate of 2.5% per year during the next 5 years, with the largest increases in Asia and South America.

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China is the largest consumer and producer of phosphate fertilizers, it is the main factor shaping the phosphate market.

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Global phosphate fertilizer (MAP/DAP/TSP) sales volume in 2011 totalled 25.3 million tonnes product (up 1.0% year-on-year).

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List of Recent Product Market Profiles

Fertilizer Products Profiles:

Sulphuric Acid – NPK Perspectives – December 2010
Ammonia – NPK Perspectives – January 2011
Urea – NPK Perspectives – February 2011
DAP – NPK Perspectives – March 2011
TSP – NPK Perspectives – April 2011
Potash – NPK Perspectives – May 2011
Phosphate Rock – NPK Perspectives – June 2011
Phosphoric Acid – NPK Perspectives – July 2011
Ammonium Sulphate – NPK Perspectives – August 2011
UAN – NPK Perspectives – September 2011
MAP – NPK Perspectives – October 2011
Sulphur – NPK Perspectives – November 2011
CAN – NPK Perspectives – December 2011
Natural Gas – NPK Perspectives – January 2012
Ammonia – NPK Perspectives – February 2012
Phosphoric Acid – NPK Perspectives – March 2012
TSP – NPK Perspectives – April 2012
Ammonia Nitrate – NPK Perspectives – May 2012
Urea – NPK Perspectives – June 2012
Potash – NPK Perspectives – July 2012
Sulphur – NPK Perspectives – August 2012

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Agriculture Snapshots:

Rice – NPK Perspectives – March 2011
Soybeans – NPK Perspectives – April 2011
Wheat – NPK Perspectives – May 2011
Barley – NPK Perspectives – June 2011
Sugar – NPK Perspectives – July 2011
Tobacco – NPK Perspectives – August 2011
Tea – NPK Perspectives – September 2011
Cereals – NPK Perspectives – October 2011
Cocoa – NPK Perspectives – November 2011
Coffee – NPK Perspectives – December 2011
Palm oil – NPK Perspectives – January 2012
Oranges – NPK Perspectives – February 2012
Potatoes – NPK Perspectives – March 2012
Maize – NPK Perspectives – April 2012
Wheat – NPK Perspectives – May 2012
Tomatoes – NPK Perspectives – June 2012
Cotton – NPK Perspectives – July 2012

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