Instability in the phosphate industry
Other Names: Collapsing fertilizer markets
Incidence: Phosphate prices collapsed in the late 1980's, leaving Nauru in a desperate economic position. Phosphate soil is Nauru's major export, and is in any event likely due to run out by the mid-1990s.
Problem Type: E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s): Inorganic chemical compoundsMarketIndustry Chemical productsInstability
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET