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SQM 2012 profit up 18.9% as demand rises in key businesses

By Laura Syrett
Published: Wednesday, 06 March 2013

Lithium growth set to continue; higher iodine prices offset lower volumes

Chilean lithium, iodine and fertiliser producer Sociedad Quimica y Minera ( SQM) has reported a 19% increase in income to $649.167m after tax for fiscal 2012 as revenues rose on the back of strong demand for lithium and higher prices for iodine products.

The company posted higher sales volumes and...

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