Problem

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
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET