Which Country Produces the Most Phosphate Rock?

Phosphate Rock Production (kt), 2015 or latest
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 41 countries in 2015, China ranked the highest in phosphate rock production with 142,039 kt followed by USA and Morocco. On the other end of the scale was Thailand with 0.500 kt, Cuba with 1.30 kt and Burkina Faso with 2.00 kt.

Data for more countries are available at Phosphate Rock Production indicator page.

Phosphate Rock Production Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Brazil kt 6,084 6,192 6,738 6,740 6,715
China kt 60,209 68,070 81,223 95,296 108,510
Egypt kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 6,227 3,021 4,746 6,236 5,922
Israel kt 2,697 2,777 3,022 2,488 2,539
Jordan kt 5,281 6,529 7,594 6,383 5,399
Kazakhstan kt 1,205 1,755 1,716 1,868 1,832
Mexico kt 1,422 1,507 1,691 1,725 2,217
Morocco kt 18,307 26,603 28,052 27,060 26,400
Peru kt ... ... ... ... ... 1,134 8,889 10,346 14,842
Russia kt 9,538 10,300 9,800 10,017 10,500
Saudi Arabia kt ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,534 1,820
South Africa kt 2,237 2,494 2,565 2,242 2,132
Tunisia kt 7,409 8,149 2,479 2,762 3,284
USA kt 26,400 25,800 28,100 30,100 31,200
Vietnam kt 2,047 2,325 2,395 2,364 2,656