The BACI trade statistics for 2005 were analyzed to determine the dependency of Asian countries on phosphorus, in particular for phosphorus ore, yellow phosphorus, chemicals, and fertilizers. The data revealed a complex set of patterns, with some countries relying heavily on just one or two countries to meet their commodity needs, and others drawing from a wide range of sources. In many cases, a strong dependency was noted on a country which itself was heavily dependent on another source for its commodity nee…
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