Data on global phosphorus usage released

4 January 2011

Too much phosphorus is not a good thing......

A market research report has been released that details the global trends in phosphorus demand to 2015.  This confirms the declining usage in developed countries, as a consequence of fertilizer controls and removal of phosphorus from detergents (see elsewhere on this blog), and increasing use in developing countries (not good use for our waterbodies unless our government gets its act together).  Given that China and Brazil are the biggest producers Рand our somewhat mysterious inclusion in BRIC, I forsee that we will continue buying lots of phosphorus during the next few years.

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