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Rock Phosphate
Rock Phosphate
Rock Phosphate

About Rock Phosphate. Rock Phosphate is a gray or brown non-detrital sedimentary rock containing high amounts of phosphate minerals. It's deposits occur in extensive layers, which cumulatively covers 10.000 km² of the Earth's crust Rock phosphate can be solubilized to produce wet-process phosphoric acid or smelted to produce elemental phosphorus, being approximately 90% of the produced rock used as fertilizer and animal feed supplements.

Rock Phosphate Handling. Rock phosphate must be stored and transported away from some other fertilizers like ammonium phosphates and incompatible compounds to avoid nutrient losses. Rock phosphate can be transported by rail, truck and ship.

Rock Phosphate Production. Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of Rock Phosphate are listed below.

  • Mining

Rock Phosphate Uses.The uses and applications of Rock Phosphate may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Rock Phosphate are 66-68 (BPL of 66-68%, P2O5 content of 30-31%), 68-70 (BPL of 68-70%, P2O5 content of 31-32%), and 70-72 (BPL of 70-72%, P2O5 content of 32-33%)

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Data Legend. The chart above shows Rock Phosphate price assessments in USA Dollar per metric ton (USD/mt) in 5 locations, as follows:

  • Rock Phosphate, US (United States): Rock Phosphate, import transaction price, cif, United States
  • Rock Phosphate, SAM (South America): Rock Phosphate, import transaction price, cif, Brazil
  • Rock Phosphate, SEA (Southeast Asia): Rock Phosphate, import contract price, cfr, India
  • Rock Phosphate, CN (China): Rock Phosphate, domestic spot price, exw, China
  • Rock Phosphate, AFR (Africa): Rock Phosphate, export transaction price, fob, Morocco

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Rock Phosphate Price Outlook. The price of Rock Phosphate (United States) increased during April 2019 to 74 USD per metric ton, which represents a rise of 5% compared to the previous month’s value. On a year-over-year basis, the prices of Rock Phosphate (United States) decreased significantly by 9%. Meanwhile, the average price of Rock Phosphate (China) amounted to 67 USD per metric ton, from 60 USD per metric ton one year earlier. On a month-over-month basis, the price of Rock Phosphate (China) is 0.1% lower than the price one month before.

The price of Rock Phosphate (Southeast Asia) declined slightly throughout April 2019, reaching 97 USD per metric ton.  The price is 4% lower than the average price in the previous month and 0.7% higher than the average price one year before. In contrast, the prices of Rock Phosphate (Africa) decreased modestly during April 2019, reaching 98 USD per metric ton, which means a decline of 1% from the previous month’s price and a rise of 11% from the previous year’s price. 

The prices of Rock Phosphate (South America) experienced a modest decline of 2 USD per metric ton from the prior month's price, to 75 USD per metric ton. Such price movement meant a decrease of 2% on a monthly basis and a rise of 4% on a yearly basis.

About Rock Phosphate. Rock Phosphate is a gray or brown non-detrital sedimentary rock containing high amounts of phosphate minerals. It's deposits occur in extensive layers, which cumulatively covers 10.000 km² of the Earth's crust Rock phosphate can be solubilized to produce wet-process phosphoric acid or smelted to produce elemental phosphorus, being approximately 90% of the produced rock used as fertilizer and animal feed supplements.

Rock Phosphate Handling. Rock phosphate must be stored and transported away from some other fertilizers like ammonium phosphates and incompatible compounds to avoid nutrient losses. Rock phosphate can be transported by rail, truck and ship.

Rock Phosphate Production. Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of Rock Phosphate are listed below.

  • Mining

Rock Phosphate Uses.The uses and applications of Rock Phosphate may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Rock Phosphate are 66-68 (BPL of 66-68%, P2O5 content of 30-31%), 68-70 (BPL of 68-70%, P2O5 content of 31-32%), and 70-72 (BPL of 70-72%, P2O5 content of 32-33%)

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