Phosphate rock is the key source material for the manufacture of the world’s phosphate fertilizers – such as DAP, MAP and TSP – as well as an ingredient in animal feed and a range of industrial chemicals. But in an industry with widespread captive-use and limited publicly available cost information, the world of phosphate rock production can seem very opaque.
Drawing on its long history of expertise in the sector, CRU’s Phosphate Rock Cost Service provides a wealth of information on phosphate rock supply and is an invaluable resource for both producers and buyers of phosphate rock, or for those considering investments in the fertilizer sector.
The Phosphate Rock Cost Service includes:
- Operating costs, presented both by site and by company – costs reviewed from 2005-2010 and forecast forward to 2020. Descriptive profiles plus detailed cost sheets for each site.
- Site-by-site coverage of all the world’s major producers.
- Capital and operating cost estimates for a selection of new capacity projects.
- Assessment of delivered costs in key import markets, and competitive analysis of major markets.
- Cost projections that utilize forecasts of macroeconomic variables (energy prices, labour rates, exchange rates, etc) from CRU’s economics team.
The Phosphate Rock Cost Service from CRU’s team of fertilizer industry experts is an independent and comprehensive assessment of production costs in the phosphate rock industry.
The Phosphate Rock Cost Service covers all key components of cost, including:
- Maintenance materials and consumables
- Transport costs
- Sustaining capital
- Distribution, selling and admin costs