Supply and Demand Analysis of Phosphorus Fertilizers
Phosphate is one of the most important
fertilizers which plays an important role in the plant and crop growth. 1.Where
Does the Phosphorus Fertilizers Come From?
fertilizers are produced from phosphate rocks, which is converted into
phosphoric acid first and then concentrated or mixed with ammonia to make a
range of phosphorus fertilizers.
Production of Phosphate Fertilizers
2. How Many Phosphate Fertilizers Are There?
It can be classified into low-concentration
and high-concentration phosphate fertilizers according to the phosphorus
content. Low concentration phosphate includes superphosphate (SSP) and fused
calcium magnesium phosphate (FCMP). The content of phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5)
in high-concentration phosphate fertilizer is more than 20%, including
monoammonium phosphate (MAP), diammonium phosphate (DAP), heavy calcium
phosphate (TSP), and nitrophosphate fertilizer (NP). 3. Phosphate Fertilizer in China
The phosphates output in China increased
from 6,817,200 tons in 2000 to 16,274,400 tons in 2017, with a compound annual
growth rate of 5.25%.
The phosphate fertilizer in China is mainly
used in agriculture with more than 90% used in plantation. Corn, vegetable,
wheat and rice are the main crops consuming phosphate fertilizer in China,
accounting for 22%, 16%, 15% and 14% of total phosphate fertilizer consumption
Crop Application of Phosphate
Fertilizer in China
Fertilizer Supply and Demand Analysis Global Supply
Phosphate fertilizer is mainly concentrated in countries or regions with abundant phosphate
resources or high demand. The production and use of phosphate fertilizers are
mainly MAP and DAP. MAP
is mainly concentrated in China, the United States and Russia, accounting for
about 87% of the total.
Global MAP Production Distribution
is concentrated in large demand countries like China, India, and the United
States, accounting for about 66% of the total. Besides, Morocco, Saudi Arabia,
Mexico and other countries rich in phosphate resources have also been
increasing their market shares in recent years.
Global DAP Production Distribution
Supply in China
phosphate fertilizer production capacity is mainly concentrated in Hubei, Guizhou
and Yunnan provinces, accounting for two-thirds of China's total phosphate
fertilizer production. Hubei is the largest producer in China accounting for
one-third of the total phosphate fertilizer production.
China’s Phosphate Fertilizer
Phosphate Fertilizers Demand
India, Brazil and the United States are the world's leading consumers of
phosphate fertilizer, accounting for more than 67 percent of global
consumption. China is the largest phosphate fertilizer consumer with a
consuming amount about 8 to 9 million tons, followed by India with the phosphate
fertilizer demand of 5 million to 6 million tons, Brazil with the consuming
amount of 3 million tons, and North America of 3.8 million tons. The
global demand for phosphate fertilizer is rising steadily under the influence
of increasing population and arable land area, and the recovery of grain prices.The
global population is expected to reach 8.6 billion by 2030. Affected by this,
the arable land will also be increased to meet the food demand of the rising
the price increase of agricultural products has boosted profit margin of
agriculture and the enthusiasm of farmers to increase production, which will
further promote the demand for phosphate fertilizer.