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Chemical Economics Handbook

Phosphate Rock

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary5
Introduction8
Geological occurrence8
Sedimentary deposits9
Igneous deposits9
Chemical composition9
Calcium phosphates9
Calcium-aluminum (iron) phosphates and aluminum (iron) phosphates9
Grade and quality10
Grade10
Quality10
Mining, beneficiation and conversion12
Mining12
Beneficiation12
Conversion12
Environmental issues14
Supply and demand by region15
World15
Reserves15
Supply/demand16
Trade17
Consumption18
Price20
Trade21
United States23
Producing companies23
Reserves24
Salient statistics26
Production27
Consumption28
Price30
Trade31
Canada32
Producing companies32
Salient statistics33
Production34
Trade34
Mexico35
Producing companies35
Salient statistics35
Production36
Trade36
Central and South America37
Producing companies37
Salient statistics39
Production40
Trade41
Western Europe42
Producing companies42
Salient statistics42
Production43
Trade44
Central Europe45
Salient statistics45
Trade46
Eastern Europe47
Producing companies47
Salient statistics49
Production50
Trade51
Middle East52
Producing companies52
Salient statistics54
Production55
Trade56
Africa57
Producing companies57
Salient statistics61
Production62
Price63
Trade64
Southwest Asia65
Producing companies65
Salient statistics66
Production67
Consumption67
Trade68
Japan68
Salient statistics68
Consumption69
Trade69
China70
Producing companies70
Salient statistics72
Production73
Consumption73
Fertilizer use74
Animal feeds74
Industrial and other74
Price75
Trade75
Other Asia76
Producing companies76
Salient statistics76
Production77
Consumption78
Trade78
Oceania80
Producing companies80
Salient statistics81
Production82
Consumption82
Trade83
Bibliography85

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