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Our feed phosphates products — including dicalcium, monocalcium and defluorinated phosphate — are used as supplements for animal feed blends. Rising meat consumption and industrialization in pork and poultry production are key demand drivers for feed phosphates.

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Feed Phosphates

  • Feed phosphate accounts for approximately 5 percent of global phosphate consumption.
  • The use of DDG (dried distillers grain) in animal feed rations and new-generation phytase are an important factor globally in replacing some use of feed phosphates. However, this is showing signs of plateauing.
  • China is the world’s largest producer of feed phosphates accounting for approximately 39 percent of global production. The US and Brazil follow with approximately 14% and 9% of global production respectively.
  • China is the largest consumer of feed phosphates, accounting for 36 percent of global consumption. North America and South America consume 12 percent and 15 percent of global feed phosphate respectively.
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Last Reviewed: Feb 24, 2017