The Mosaic Company (MOS) market overview: Phosphate
The following is a snapshot of global finished phosphate capacity by company:
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The phosphate market is a global market, with developing countries (specifically China and India) becoming a much larger part of the demand pie. Most market experts expect long-term phosphate demand to trend at a 2.5% to 3.0% global growth rate.
MOS management outlines a number phosphate market facts, some specific to MOS and others relating to the phosphate market as a whole. The following are, at a high level, the main talking points when it comes to MOS and the phosphate industry:
The following is a snapshot of global potash production by company:
The potash market is as well a global market, with developing countries becoming a much larger part of the demand pie. However, because potash implementation on agriculture land can be “skipped” every now and again, it can be a discretionary nutrient for farmers during cost-conscious times (such as 2009). Most market experts expect long-term potash demand to trend at a 2.5% to 3.5% global growth rate.
MOS management’s potash market facts are as follows:
The Market Realist Take
Mosaic announced on October 2 that the North American phosphate export association PhosChem has been disbanded. The association handled the US exports of phosphate for Potash Corp of Saskatchewan (POT) and Mosaic (MOS). MOS had represented over 90% of the PhosChem volumes and noted that PhosChem didn’t own any hard assets like Canpotex, so the decision to disband made sense.