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Phosphates Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Type (Ammonium, Calcium, Phosphoric Acid, Potassium, Sodium, Others), By Application (Agrochemicals, Food & Beverages, Detergents, Water Treatment Chemicals, Metal Treatment, Others) And Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region : Global | Report ID: FBI104570 | Status : Ongoing



Phosphates are inorganic minerals that are extracted from mines. They are naturally occurring minerals of phosphorous. In organic chemistry, phosphate or ortho-phosphate is a type of organophosphate. They are significant in medical, biochemical ecological and other sectors. Most of the phosphates are insoluble in water except for sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium and ammonium phosphates. They find applications in pharmaceutical, medical, personal care, cosmetic, agricultural, constructional and many other areas.

Increasing demand for phosphate from various end-user sectors is likely to boost the market growth. Calcium phosphates are widely used in dietary supplements and feeds to ensure proper nutrition and growth. Increasing use of phosphates in packaged food products to preserve and increase the shelf life is expected to positively impact the market. additionally, increasing use of phosphates in water treatment chemicals, detergents, metal treatment and other industrial application shall foster the market growth.

However, phosphate salts like monocalcium phosphates and dicalcium phosphates are slightly higher in cost. Also availability of phytase as alternative for these phosphate is expected to hinder the market growth.

Key Market Driver -

Increasing demand for several application areas.

Key Market Restraint -

High cost of phosphate salts.

Market Segmentation:

Based on type, the global phosphates market is segmented into ammonium, calcium, phosphoric acid, potassium, sodium, and others. Based on application, market is segmented into agrochemicals, food & beverages, detergents, water treatment chemicals, metal treatment and other applications.

From a geographical standpoint, the market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

Key Players Covered:

The global phosphates market consists of global & regional players operating. Some of the key players in the market include Mosaic Company, S.A OCP, Innophos Holdings, Inc, EuroChem, Maaden-Saudi Arabian Mining Company, Avantor Performance Materials, LLC, PhosAgro, and others.

Key Insights

  • New Advancements in Production Technologies

  • Key Trends in the Phosphates Market

  • New Product Launches, Expansions, Key Players

  • Ranking of Key Players in the Market

Regional Analysis:

The market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia pacific held the largest share in 2017 attributed to the high demand for agrochemicals. Increasing population has subsequently increased the demand for food and farm produce. North America is expected to another prime market due to the high demand for packaged food and beverages. Europe is expected to show considerable growth as a result of the rapid industrialization and increasing demand from industrial sector. Latin America & Middle East & Africa shall exhibit sluggish growth by the end of forecast period.

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By Type

  • Ammonium

  • Calcium

  • Phosphoric Acid

  • Potassium

  • Sodium

  • Others

By Application

  • Agrochemicals

  • Food & Beverages

  • Detergents

  • Water Treatment Chemicals

  • Metal Treatment

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)

  • Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, and Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (UAE, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Phosphates Industry Developments

  • In February 2020, Innophos Inc, had been acquired by a private equity firm One Rock Capital Partners. Prior to the acquisition, Innophos had been (still is) in the procedure of transforming itself into a specialty phosphates producer.

  • In October 2019, PhosAgros joined the European Sustainable Phosphorous Platform. The company is the first fertilizer company with production sites outside European Union to join ESPP.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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