The focus of the phosphate fertilizer industry is still on optimizing production capacity


Zhou Zhuye, Chairman of the China Phosphate and Compound Fertilizer Industry Association, emphasized that following the trend of upstream and downstream industry adjustment, further reducing production capacity and optimizing industrial structure will remain the key work of the phosphate fertilizer industry in 2018.
Zhou Zhuye pointed out that while raising the industry entry threshold, we should actively cultivate new growth points. Enterprises with phosphorus resource advantages should focus on phosphorus, establish radial industrial clusters, and establish a green, recyclable, and sustainable industrial system; Enterprises that do not have resource advantages should promote the spirit of craftsmanship, focus on market orientation based on their own strengths, focus on specialization and refinement in a certain field, and cultivate unique core competitiveness. The adjustment of industrial structure should comply with the trend of industrial adjustment in agriculture, forestry, environmental protection, and other industries. While vigorously improving the quality and efficiency of traditional fertilizer products, efforts should be made to research and develop products that meet the new needs of agricultural development.
According to incomplete statistics from the China Phosphate and Compound Fertilizer Industry Association, in 2017, 300000 tons of phosphate fertilizer (P2O5, the same below) production capacity was withdrawn, and another 12 phosphate fertilizer enterprises were in a state of annual shutdown, involving a production capacity of approximately 1 million tons. In 2017, the domestic production of phosphate fertilizer was 16.47 million tons, a year-on-year decrease of 1.3%; Export of phosphate fertilizer reached 4.915 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 4.6%.