By 1968 Jordan's production of rock phosphate rose to 1.16 million tons, which was five times more than the production in 1956. The production further increased to 1.76 million tons by 1976, and by 1985 the total output rose to 5.92 million tons. This was achieved despite the near closure of Rusaifa
The country's sole state-owned phosphate producer, Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC), signed six new agreements with Indian firms in February 2018. The agreements and memorandums of understanding will allow JPMC to export 3 million MT of phosphate …
Since 2010, Syria has been expanding it phosphate reserves but the civil unrest in the country has greatly affected the level of production. Russia, South Africa, the US, Egypt, and Jordan each account for 2% of the world's phosphate reserves. The largest supplier of phosphate raw material in Russia is the OJSC Apatit.
had a heavy impact on global phosphate rock production. A stable supply to the EU from Tunisia, Jordan and Syria is no longer guaranteed, as political instability and troubled labor relations hamper the phosphate industry in these countries. The EU's reliance on Moroccan phosphate is expected to increase in the future.
Jordan Phosphate Mines was founded in 1949. In 1986, JPMC bought the Jordan Fertilizer Company. JPMC already controlled 25% of the fertilizing company before its full acquisition. Jordan Fertilizer was operating a chemical and fertilizer manufacturing complex in Aqaba, which became the property of JPMC.
Phosphate Discovery. Phosphate discover in Jordan dates back to 1908, at the same time as the construction of the Hejaz railway in Russaifa and al-Hassa. The first investments in Jordanian phosphate mines were made in 1935, in Russaifa area, and in 1942, the Jordan Phosphate Mines Company was established, but with the start of the Arab-Israeli war, the …
5. Jordan — The country's phosphate mining output grew slightly from 8.6 million MT in 2017 to 8.8 million MT in 2018. Jordan's phosphate reserves stand at an estimated 1 billion MT. The country's sole state-owned phosphate producer, Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC), signed six new agreements with Indian firms in February 2018.