The price of phosphate, a by-product of the phosphate-based fertilizer industry, has been on a steady rise over the past decade.
But this year has seen a dramatic drop in its price, as demand has fallen and production has stagnated.
In 2015, phosphate accounted for about 13% of global phosphate consumption.
In 2018, it fell to about 8% and is now at around 6% in 2019.
Phosphates are used in food, drink, cosmetics, and other products.
They are also used as a fertilizer in farming.
But the impact on global phosphate supply is one of the biggest challenges in the phosphate industry.
It’s the world’s largest phosphate producer, accounting for more than a third of global reserves.
But that hasn’t stopped its price from climbing in recent years.
It hit a record high in the early 2000s, reaching $US2.7 million per tonne in 2010, according to an article published in Bloomberg Businessweek.
But by 2019, its value had jumped to about $US5.2 billion, according the Quartz article.
And that’s after it fell back to around $US1.6 billion a tonne by 2021.
In the latest data from the World Resources Institute, phosphate’s price has doubled over the last three years, rising from $US15.9 million per kilogram in 2019 to more than $US18.5 million per gram by 2021, Quartz reported.
The reason for this jump in price?
According to the Quartz report, demand for phosphate has dropped as the industry has become more efficient.
But demand for more expensive alternatives like titanium and calcium phosphate is also rising, which means that the price is likely to rise even further.
The Quartz article also noted that there is still a lot of uncertainty about what phosphate prices are like in the future.
“The phosphate market is highly fragmented,” the Quartz piece read.
“Phosphate markets in Asia are likely to remain volatile as the market’s supply and demand dynamics remain volatile.”
What to do if you’re interested in phosphate But phosphate mining isn’t the only way to increase your phosphate income.
If you’re a phosphate user, you can also try making your own phosphate from natural resources like rocks, pebbles, sand, and minerals.
These can be harvested from the ground, or you can dig them up and then put them into fertilizer and fertiliser.
The World Resources Council estimates that you could increase your phosphorus income by making phosphate from minerals by about $500 to $1,000 per ton, Quartz explained.
The most important way to make your own phosphorus is to use a mix of natural and fertilised materials.
Natural sources like sand, pebbys, pea gravel, and gravel from the ocean are great, but there are also minerals like sand and limestone that can be used as fertilizer.
“You could use pebbled gravel to make fertilizer, which is what we’re doing in this country right now,” said Peter Seltzer, an associate professor at the University of South Florida and a phosphate expert.
“A lot of the pebble fertilizer is coming from peat bog.”
But if you want to make more money from phosphate, you could also buy it through online platforms like Fertilizer, which are often run by companies that have been mining phosphate for decades.
Fertile soil is a great place to start.
Fruits and vegetables are one of several fruits and vegetables that are high in phosphate, according a study from the University for the Environment and Development.
“They’re very important for the phosphate ecosystem,” Seltter said.
“Proteins are really important for organic matter and for food.
They’re very good sources of nutrients.
And then you can use those to make fertiliser.”
A growing business For phosphate producers, the biggest advantage of phosphate fertilisers is that it’s a good way to generate income, but also that it can be an effective alternative to fertiliser, which can be harmful to soils and water supplies.
“One of the things that’s particularly difficult to do is manage the phosphate cycle and the water cycle,” said Dr. Seltizer.
“Fertilisers tend to do more damage to soil, they tend to cause problems with nutrient cycling and then they can lead to runoff into the atmosphere and cause soil erosion.
That’s a real concern, especially in the case of fertiliser that is used to fertilise agricultural land.”
If you don’t want to use fertiliser to fertilize your soil, you should still make phosphate from other sources, like pebbling, sand and gravel.
“I would say that the big challenges are still the phosphate, but we also need to manage the nitrogen cycle, which I think is really important,” Siltzer said.
But if that doesn’t help you, you might consider getting a commercial fertilizer.
You can buy fertiliser online or at the farmers market, and there’s no need to buy