Key Market Indicators
South African exports of phosphate are set to reach $17 million by 2026, up from just under $13 million in 2021. Since 2005, exports have grown by nearly 230%. South Africa came in 12th in 2021, with the Netherlands in first place at $12.7 million. Jordan, Russia and Peru respectively came in 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Imports of phosphate into South Africa fell dramatically in 2018, down to $42,640 compared to $429,350 in 2017, a drop of 90%. Since 2005, demand has fallen by 47%. South Africa came in 74th in 2018, with Laos in 1st place at $42,640. The USA, Indonesia and Lithuania respectively ranked 2nd, 3rd and 4th.