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  • Shihlien Chemical to launch 300,000tpa salt facility in China 30 March 2017

    Joint-venture SCIJC will begin salt production at its 300,000tpa facilities in Huaian city, Jiangsu province at the end of 2017, pending the approval of drug production licenses granted to the company, the company said at Roskill’s 2017 Salt conference. SCIJC believes the growing demand for kidney dialysis treatments in China could support pharmaceutical salt consumption, a key mineral for medical infusion. Read More

  • Low fertiliser prices cut OCP’s 2016 earning 24 March 2017

    The world’s largest phosphate producer, OCP, reported lower Q4 and 2016 revenue but the company believes the market has bottomed out and demand will remain strong owing to stable crop fundamentals. Read More

  • ICL plunges into loss in 2016 17 March 2017

    Tel Aviv-based ICL reported losses in 2016 as weak fertiliser prices continued to pressure financial performance, while expenses from assets write-off and legal cost further slashed earnings. The producer maintained a positive demand outlook for potash and phosphate product. Read More

  • Price Briefing 10-16 March 17 March 2017

    Antimony trioxide spot prices spike; magnesia unchanged but supply to remain tight; China-origin soda ash falls. Read More

  • Canpotex secures higher potash spot prices in April 17 March 2017

    Canada-based Canpotex believes a sale of spot potash tonnage to Brazil for April delivery at a higher price signifies that the fertiliser market is improving. Read More

  • K+S expects 2017 earnings to increase 16 March 2017

    Germany-based K+S Group is expecting its new potash and magnesium product output outside Europe to support earnings in 2017. However, the ongoing disruption at its Werra potash plant could weigh on performance. Read More

  • JPMC to supply 5.2m tonnes of phosphate ore to India 16 March 2017

    The state-owned Jordanian phosphate mining company will be supplying over 5 million tonnes of phosphate ore to India in 2017. The company is expecting to see prices improving in Q2. Read More

  • Uralkali’s 2016 potash output falls 14 March 2017

    Russian fertiliser producer Uralkali reported lower potash output in 2016 amid flat demand and lower prices, but the company expects demand to improve in 2017 as a result of restocking needs. Read More

  • EU magnesia market fails to bow under Chinese pressure 10 March 2017

    European magnesia prices are holding as the lower offers from China have not generated the sudden knock-on effect that was first feared, while EU producers reported higher demand from customers who cannot source meaningful volumes from China Read More

  • Rebound in US magnesia demand in early 2017 07 March 2017

    US demand for Brazilian magnesia has surged 500% in volume terms in 2017 to date, while Latin American and European destinations recorded slower demand flows. Read More

  • Canpotex potash load-out to fall in May 07 March 2017

    Canada-based marketing company Canpotex announced potash load-out capacity could fall in May when the terminal is under planned maintenance. Read More

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  • Special agent on mission to solve snags in commodity shipping IM March 2017

    Newly-launched shipping agency WaterFront Maritime believes that there has been a loss of expertise in seaborne commodities transport in recent years and that the sector’s uncertain trading conditions present a perfect opportunity to offer tailored logistics services, Rose Pengelly, IM Correspondent, finds. Read More

  • SQM to pay $30m fine to US over political payments IM March 2017

    The US-listed Chilean lithium and iodine producer will pay a fine of over $30m as it bids to settle a political payments enquiry with the US authorities. Read More

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