The global phosphates market size reached US$ 15.19 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 18.69 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 3.35% during 2023-2028. The growing demand in the pharmaceutical sector, increasing number of construction and infrastructure projects, and rising adoption of water treatment solutions to prevent metal dissolution and poisoning are some of the major factors propelling the market.
|Phosphates Market Size in 2022
||US$ 15.19 Billion
|Phosphates Market Forecast in 2028
||US$ 18.69 Billion
|Phosphates Market Growth Rate (2023-2028)
Phosphates are inorganic chemical compounds that are chemically manufactured by bonding a phosphorus atom with four oxygen atoms. They are naturally produced by the accumulation of organic matter on the ocean floor. They are vital for storing energy and transferring cells through adenosine triphosphate (ATP). They assist in building bone mass, maintaining strong and healthy teeth, and supporting tissue growth among individuals. Besides this, phosphates are widely employed in the food and beverage (F&B), agriculture, healthcare, cosmetics, construction, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals industries across the globe.
At present, the growing demand for phosphates due to the increasing number of construction and infrastructure projects around the world is influencing the market positively. In addition, the rising utilization of phosphates for removing metal oxide layers and preventing rust formation is propelling the growth of the market. Apart from this, the increasing use of phosphates in the glass industry as fluxing agents to improve product quality is strengthening the growth of the market. Moreover, the rising employment of phosphates in the textile industry as effective flame retardants is contributing to the growth of the market. Besides this, the escalating demand for aesthetically appealing tiles and sanitaryware among individuals worldwide is supporting the growth of the market. Furthermore, the rising application of phosphates in the healthcare industry to clean medical equipment is bolstering the growth of the market.
Phosphates Market Trends/Drivers:
Rising utilization in the cosmetic industry stimulating market growth
Phosphates are utilized in cosmetic products, such as creams, gels, sunscreens, facial cleansers, and makeup removers. There is a rise in the use of phosphates in pigments as they ensure stability, prevent oxidative damage, and maintain the desired potential of hydrogen (pH) in the products. In line with this, there is an increase in the sales of cosmetic products due to the growing consumer awareness among individuals about maintaining their personal hygiene. Apart from this, various key players are adding phosphates to their products to enhance their effectiveness and shelf life, which is offering a positive market outlook.
Increasing adoption as a water treatment solution propelling market growth
Phosphates are used in water utilities to prevent metal dissolution from water pipework systems and avoid poisoning. They assist in removing lead and copper from water and providing clean and safe drinking water to the masses around the world. Apart from this, the phosphate sequestering process decreases the chances of discoloration, staining, scaling, taste, and odor. Moreover, various water treatment companies are adopting phosphates for corrosion and calcium carbonate scale control in the water. In addition, the rising need for safe drinking water to avoid infections and diseases among individuals is catalyzing the demand for phosphates.
Growing demand in the pharmaceutical sector bolstering market growth
There is a rise in the adoption of phosphates in the pharmaceutical sector for the formulation of medicines and nutritional supplements. They are utilized as excipients in drug manufacturing to enhance drug stability and improve bioavailability. They are also employed in producing medicines that aid in treating urinary tract infections (UTIs). Phosphates assist in preventing the potential of hydrogen (pH) fluctuations in drugs and medicines. In line with this, various healthcare facilities are rapidly adopting phosphates as oral rehydration solutions (ORS) and intravenous fluids in their settings. Besides this, the increasing utilization of phosphates, as they assist in preventing kidney stones, is propelling the market growth.
Phosphates Industry Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the global phosphates market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional, and country levels from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on type, type of resources, and application.
Breakup by Type:
- Ammonium Phosphate
- Calcium Phosphate
- Phosphoric Acid
- Potassium Phosphate
- Sodium Tripolyphosphate
Ammonium phosphate dominates the market
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the phosphates market based on the type. This includes ammonium phosphate, calcium phosphate, phosphoric acid, potassium phosphate, sodium tripolyphosphate, and others. According to the report, ammonium phosphate represented the largest segment, as it is a rich source of nitrogen and phosphorus, which is an essential mineral for plant development. In addition, the increasing adoption of ammonium phosphate in the agriculture sector for producing fertilizers is propelling the growth of the market.
The increasing utilization of calcium phosphate as a bone regeneration among individuals across the globe is contributing to the growth of the market. In line with this, the rising adoption of calcium phosphate as an anti-caking agent is supporting the growth of the market.
Breakup by Type of Resources:
- Sedimentary Marine Deposits
- Igneous and Weathered Rock
Sedimentary marine deposits account for the majority of the market share
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the phosphates market based on the type of resources. This includes sedimentary marine deposits, igneous and weathered rock, biogenic, and others. According to the report, sedimentary marine deposits represented the largest segment.
Sedimentary marine deposits are considered one of the huge sources of phosphates. They are made up of a wide variety of phosphate particles, such as bioclasts, shark teeth, bone fragments, peloids, coprolites, aggregates, or composite grains. In line with this, these phosphates are produced due to the interaction between complex biogeochemical processes that occur under a particular environmental condition. Apart from this, these phosphates assist in providing valuable information on the ecology and chemistry of the past oceans of the world.
Breakup by Application:
- Foods and Beverages
- Water Treatment Chemicals
- Metal Finishing
Fertilizers hold the largest market share
A detailed breakup and analysis of the phosphates market based on the application has also been provided in the report. This includes fertilizers, foods and beverages, detergents, water treatment chemicals, metal finishing, and others. According to the report, fertilizers accounted for the largest market share.
The rising utilization of phosphates as fertilizers in the agriculture sector to enhance plant growth is bolstering the market growth. Moreover, the growing use of phosphates for root development, plant maturation, and seed development is offering a positive market outlook.
The increasing employment of phosphates in foods and beverages as emulsifiers and thickening agents is propelling the growth of the market. In line with this, the rising utilization of phosphates for stabilizing the texture and enhancing the appearance of processed food products is contributing to the growth of the market. Additionally, the growing demand for phosphates to increase the shelf life of a product is offering a positive market outlook.
Breakup by Region:
- North America
- United Kingdom
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
Asia Pacific exhibits a clear dominance, accounting for the largest phosphates market share
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include North America (the United States and Canada); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and others); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa.
Asia Pacific held the largest market share due to the rising demand for phosphates in agrochemicals. In addition, the growing adoption of phosphates on account of the increasing demand in food products is offering a positive market outlook across the region. Apart from this, the rising utilization of phosphates by farmers to enhance land productivity is contributing to the growth of the market. Additionally, the increasing adoption of phosphates as animal feed is bolstering the growth of the market in Asia Pacific. Furthermore, the growing demand for nutritious food products among individuals is positively influencing the market in the region.
Key players are engaging in collaborations and partnerships to introduce sustainable agricultural solutions for the farmers. They are planning to develop sustainable and organic phosphate fertilizers that do not contain harmful impurities and cause any harm to the environment. They are also launching new and modern phosphate-based fertilizer production facilities to expand their product portfolios in the market worldwide. Moreover, the increasing consumer awareness about utilizing sustainable phosphate containing products is offering lucrative growth opportunities to industry investors. Furthermore, top manufacturers are introducing high-quality food-grade phosphate derivatives that have numerous applications in baking, edible oil refining, sugar refining, and health food supplements.
The report has provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the global phosphates market. Detailed profiles of all major companies have also been provided. Some of the key players in the market include:
- Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Pvt. Ltd (Aditya Birla Group)
- EuroChem Group AG
- ICL Group Ltd.
- Innophos Holdings Inc.
- Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (PLC)
- Nutrien Ltd.
- OCP Group
- PhosAgro Group
- Sichuan Blue Sword Chemical (Group) Co. Ltd.
- Sinochem Yunlong Co. Ltd (Sinofert Holdings)
- The Mosaic Company
- Yuntianhua Group Co. Ltd.
- In April 2023, Innophos Holdings Inc. announced the release of the latest product addition to the LEVAIR® baking portfolio, LEVAIR® Select, a non-aluminum-based alternative to conventional sodium aluminum phosphate (SALP).
- In 2019, PhosAgros Group, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers joined the European Sustainable Phosphorous Platform (ESPP).
- In 2021, OCP Group and Hubei Forbon Technology Co., Ltd. announced the signing of an agreement for the development of new generation technologies for fertilizers and smart agriculture.
Phosphates Market Report Scope:
|Base Year of the Analysis
| Historical Period
|Scope of the Report
||Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
- Type of Resources
||Ammonium Phosphate, Calcium Phosphate, Phosphoric Acid, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Others
|Type of Resources Covered
||Sedimentary Marine Deposits, Igneous and Weathered Rock, Biogenic, Others
||Fertilizers, Foods and Beverages, Detergents, Water Treatment Chemicals, Metal Finishing, Others
||Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
||United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
||Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Pvt. Ltd (Aditya Birla Group), EuroChem Group AG, ICL Group Ltd., Innophos Holdings Inc., Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (PLC), Ma’aden, Nutrien Ltd., OCP Group, PhosAgro Group, Sichuan Blue Sword Chemical (Group) Co. Ltd., Sinochem Yunlong Co. Ltd (Sinofert Holdings), The Mosaic Company, Yuntianhua Group Co. Ltd., etc.
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Key Questions Answered in This Report:
- How has the global phosphates market performed so far, and how will it perform in the coming years?
- What are the drivers, restraints, and opportunities in the global phosphates market?
- What is the impact of each driver, restraint, and opportunity on the global phosphates market?
- What are the key regional markets?
- Which countries represent the most attractive phosphates market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the type?
- Which is the most attractive type in the phosphates market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the type of resources?
- Which is the most attractive type of resources in the phosphates market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
- Which is the most attractive application in the phosphates market?
- What is the competitive structure of the global phosphates market?
- Who are the key players/companies in the global phosphates market?
Key Benefits for Stakeholders:
- IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the phosphates market from 2017-2028.
- The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global phosphates market.
- The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, regional markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within each region.
- Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the phosphates industry and its attractiveness.
- Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.