It is estimated that, compared with the 1973 level, seaborne exports of phosphate rock will increase by 74% to over 78 million tons by 1980 despite an accompanying upsurge in world seaborne trade in phosphoric acid. The main reason for this unprecedented growth in trade will be the three-fold rise in demand in the Eastern European countries, including the USSR, which will be met by importing rock from Western world suppliers. In addition to the analysis of phosphate rock supply and demand up to 1980, the report provides the first assessment of seaborne trade in the phosphate intermediary - phosphoric acid. Massive investment already programmed by the rock exporters for the remainder of this decade will rapidly increase trade in this specialized cargo from about 1 million tons at present to over 6 million tons in 1980. It is also predicted that during this period of increasing acid trade, almost 37% of the total exports in 1980 will come from entirely new suppliers and over 35% of the total seaborne demand will be directed to new importers. The report concludes with a summary of forecasts presented as trade matrices for 1976, 1978 and 1980.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Westinform Service

  • Publication Date: 1975-1

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  • Pagination: 106 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095185
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Westinform Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 306
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM