Phosphorous Acid Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Phosphorous Acid in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Phosphorous Acid Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


In the Asia Pacific region, the prices of phosphorous acid witnessed a declining trajectory as the government employed strict measures to curb the emission of sulfur that affected the rates of production of phosphorous acid. In addition to this, in the first and second quarters of 2023, the purchasing appetite of buyers also declined, in which the slow recovery of the market from a long period of COVID restrictions and ongoing labor strikes played a huge role. The market activities also remained uncertain throughout the first two quarters of 2023, and thus the price trend of phosphorous acid took a downward toll.


In Europe, to keep the price trend afloat, manufacturers had to induce several cuts in the production rates. A high number of imports from Asian countries caused the level of inventories to rise, and with the increase in market competition, the price trend of phosphorous acid in Europe slumped in the first half of 2023.

North America

The entry of Asian players in the North American market increased the competition that proved to be a problem for local manufacturers amid the subdued market conditions. The demand from the end-user industries remained low in view of the falling economic conditions of the market, which further weakened the market sentiments, and thus, as a result, the price trend of phosphorous acid fell in the North American region.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Phosphorous Acid is estimated to showcase a declining trend as the global market dynamics do not seem to be supporting the rise in prices of phosphorous acid.

Phosphorous Acid Price Trend for the Second Half of 2022


The prices saw a see-saw trend in the Asia-Pacific market for the third quarter. The demand from the end-user industries and limited supply along with strong support from the feedstock Phosphate mineral led to a rise in the prices. The later months of the quarter were however much more stable as compared to the initial, and the price remained unchanged till the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter was, however, not favourable for the price of the commodity as the price of raw materials weakened in the region. The demand from the end-user industries also remained low leading to a bearish trend in the prices throughout the quarter.


Phosphorous acid prices remained stable in the third quarter. There was a slight rise in growth observed in the middle of the quarter as the demand from the industrial market increased. With a weak supply chain and decreased production of the commodity, the prices increased. The fourth quarter, however, did not follow the same trend. The prices started falling from the initial months as the imports soared high along with the rise in inventories especially in Germany as compared to the other European nations.

North America

The prices for phosphorous acid inclined in the third quarter. The primary cause of this is the rise in demand from overseas countries and the soap and detergents industry. The demand from the agriculture sector that employs it in fertilizers remained sluggish. This was, however, compensated for by the rise of its usage in the soap and detergent industries. The rise was halted during the mid-fourth quarter as the supply chains remained strong in front of feeble demand from the end-user industries.

Analyst Insight

The prices of Phosphorous acid are likely to increase during the coming month given a rise in demand from the end-user industries and the rise in the prices of the feedstock.

Phosphorous Acid Price Trend For the First Half of 2022

The continuing Russian-Ukrainian geopolitical stance caused unparalleled volatility in the markets worldwide. The food, feed and energy prices skyrocketed owing to the sanctions against Russian exports amid budding downstream demand. With the peak agricultural season, the demand for phosphate-based fertilizers rose immensely.

The constricted supply chains further tightened when the Chinese government decided to ban the exports of fertilizers until June 2022 stating domestic reasons. The prices of phosphate rock and phosphate yellow average 37000 RMB/MT supporting the high quotations of phosphorous acid by the sellers. With the increased acreage in the USA, the demand for fertilizers increased providing the demand side support to inflated prices trends of phosphorus acid.

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Phosphorous Acid, an intermediate in the production of other phosphorus compounds, is a diprotic acid. A diprotic acid simply means that it readily ionises two protons. It is a weak dibasic acid. Phosphorous Acid is widely utilised in the production of basic lead phosphite, a stabiliser in PVC along with related chlorinated polymers.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Phosphorous Acid
Chemical Formula H3O3P
Industrial Uses Agricultural chemicals (non-pesticidal), Intermediates, Corrosion inhibitors and anti-scaling agents, Lubricants and lubricant additives
Molecular Weight 81.996 g/mol
Synonyms Phosphonic acid, Dihydroxyphosphine oxide, Orthophosphorous acid, Oxo-λ5-phosphanediol, Oxo-λ5-phosphonous acid
Supplier Database Jordan Phosphate Mines Company Plc., Ma’aden Wa’ad Al Shamal Phosphate Company (MWSPC), OCP Group, Yara International ASA, The Mosaic Company
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Processes

  • Production of Phosphorous Acid via Hydrolysis of Phosphorus Trichloride; and from Potassium Phosphite

The production of Phosphorous Acid from phosphorus trichloride involves the process of hydrolysis. Thus, phosphorus trichloride is hydrolysed with water or steam to obtain Phosphorous Acid as the final product.


The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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