Jordan Phosphate Mines

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Jordan Phospate Mines
Public company
Industry Mining, manufacturing
Founded 1953
Headquarters Amman, Jordan
Key people
Amin Kamel Kawar (founder)
Products Phosphates, fertilizer, chemicals

Jordan Phosphate Mines is a mining company based in Jordan. It was founded in 1949 and its main offices are located in Amman. The company operates 3 mining facilities in Jordan and a chemical manufacturing complex in Aqaba. The company's name is abbreviated to JPMC and its stock is listed on the Amman Stock Exchange's ASE Weighted Index as "JOPH".

---Board Of Directors

Chairman Amer Al Majali

Juniadi almasri Talal Alsadi

Abdulkareem Almalhema/Deputy chairman Munther Haddadin Member

Saeed shanan Hamad al Omer Haytham batikhi Khaled al Quran



According to the company's website, more than 60% of the area of Jordan has phosphate deposits at minable depth, and JPMC is currently the only company mining phosphates in Jordan. JPMC's three mining facilities are located in:

  • Russeifa, 15 kilometers (9 mi) north of Amman, commencing in 1935
  • Hassa[disambiguation needed] and Al-Abiad, 135 kilometers (84 mi) south of Amman, commencing in 1962 and 1979
  • Eshidiya, 125 kilometers (78 mi) northeast of Aqaba, commencing in 1989

1986 acquisition[edit]

In 1986, Jordan Phosphate Mines bought out the Jordan Fertilizer Company, in which it had a 25% share of stock; the Jordanian government had owned 50% of the company. Jordan Fertilizer at the time was operating a chemical and fertilizer manufacturing complex in Aqaba, which was taken over by JPMC.


JPMC's al-Aqaba complex produces fertilizer and chemicals, including:

Affiliations and partnerships[edit]

JPMC's corporate partnerships include:


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