phosphate rock

phosphorite.
[1865-70]

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Table
Phosphate rock
country mine production 2006 (metric tons)* % of world mine production demonstrated reserves 2006 (metric tons)* % of world demonstrated reserves
China 32,000,000 22.1    13,000,000,000 26.0   
United States 30,700,000 21.2    3,400,000,000 6.8   
Morocco and Western Sahara 25,300,000 17.4    21,000,000,000 42.0   
Russia 11,000,000 7.6    1,000,000,000 2.0   
Tunisia 8,400,000 5.8    600,000,000 1.2   
Jordan 6,400,000 4.4    1,700,000,000 3.4   
Brazil 5,500,000 3.8    370,000,000 0.7   
Syria 3,600,000 2.5    800,000,000 1.6   
Israel 3,000,000 2.1    800,000,000 1.6   
Egypt 2,740,000 1.9    760,000,000 1.5   
South Africa 2,600,000 1.8    2,500,000,000 5.0   
Australia 2,050,000 1.4    1,200,000,000 2.4   
Senegal 1,500,000 1.0    160,000,000 0.3   
Togo 1,200,000 0.8    60,000,000 0.1   
Canada 1,000,000 0.7    200,000,000 0.4   
other countries 6,700,000 4.6    2,200,000,000 4.4   
world total 145,000,000 100** 50,000,000,000 100**
*Estimate.
**Detail does not add to total given because of rounding.
Source: U.S. Department of the Interior, Mineral Commodity Summaries 2007.
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