Sodium Tripolyphosphate(STPP) is one of the most important phosphates. STPP has a wide use in detergent. When used as food additive, it will raise the pH of meats and seafood, to increase their water-holding capacity.
In 2016, the export volume of Sodium Tripolyphosphate(STPP)(HS 283531) reached 525.7 million kilograms in 58 countries and regions; China, Belgium, Russia became the top 3 exporter countries, counting for 81.1% of global total export. In the same year, the import volume of Sodium Tripolyphosphate(STPP)(HS 283531) reached 469.65 million kilograms in 97 countries and regions; India, USA, Indonesia were the top 3 import countries.
Sodium Tripolyphosphate(STPP) world exports: Top 10 in 2016
HS: 283531-Sodium triphosphate (sodium tripolyphosphate)
Source: UN Comtrade (2016)
From the above figures, we can find that China is the top 1 export country of Sodium Tripolyphosphate(STPP), taking up for 51.7% of global export volume. The following countries are Belgium with 14.9% and Russia with 14.5%. China has huge advantage in phosphates market, as one of the top holders of global phosphate ore reserves.
China is the biggest export country of Sodium Tripolyphosphate(STPP). According to statistics from UN Comtrade (2016), China exported STPP mainly to Indonesia, Peru, Nigeria, India, ect, in 2016. When it comes to Indonesia and Peru, there import volume of STPP from China, take up 92.4% and 75.4% of there world import respectively.
China’s STPP export volume increased 6.8%, reaching 272.1 thousand tonnes in 2016. When comparing to 2015, the import volume of STPP from China to Indonesia increased 81.9% to 32.4 thousand tonnes, making Indonesia ranked first. India, used to be the top 1 import country of STPP from China in 2015, fell to the 4th in 2016. Egypt came to the China’s STPP export countries top 10 for the first time, in 5 years.