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  • K+S delays review to restart magnesium sulphate mine 27 July 2016

    The German fertiliser producer has delayed its decision to restart magnesium sulphate production due to overcapacity in the market. K+S will now decide whether or not to go ahead with the mine after it receives government approval for the project at the end of this year. Read More

  • K+S Windsor Salt plans C$60m expansion at Ontario mine 26 July 2016

    The Canadian salt producer is looking to expand its Ojibway mine in Windsor by investing $60m to upgrade technology and extend mine life by nearly 50 years. With the project expected to start in 2017, K+S Windsor Salt plans to ramp-up production by 2018. Read More

  • ICL concludes 700,000 tonne potash agreement with China 26 July 2016

    Tel Aviv-heaquartered ICL has finalised several supply contracts with Chinese buyers for the rest of 2016 at selling prices in line with other recently-signed fertiliser supply agreements. Read More

  • Highfield Resources signs potash offtake agreements 26 July 2016

    Junior fertiliesr company Highfield Resources has signed a non-binding offtake agreement to supply potash to three fertiliser traders. Production is expected in 2019, but the project is still awaiting environmental approval and mining concession. Read More

  • K+S halts potash production again 25 July 2016

    K+S has suspended potash operations in Germany following a temporary four-day restart on 11 July, as limited waste water disposal capacity continues to restrict production at the site. Read More

  • Vale plant outages hinder Q2 fertiliser output 22 July 2016

    The Brazilian miner reported lower potash and ammonium nitrate output for the second quarter this year due to unplanned outages at its production facilities, while phosphate rock production rose. Read More

  • Price Briefing 15-21 July 2016 22 July 2016

    Supply disruption in China fails to lift bauxite and brown fused alumina prices; chromite sees an increase in buying activity in China; Indian potash contracts signed at lower y-o-y levels. Read More

  • K+S concludes potash supply contract with India 20 July 2016

    K+S has signed a potash supply agreement with IPL for the fiscal year of 2016/2017, reflecting similar deals concluded in June. IPL expects to conclude ore contracts with other producers in the coming weeks. Read More

  • PotashCorp expects demand recovery in H2 19 July 2016

    The North American producer expects potash demand to recover in the rest of 2016 but prices will remain under pressure. Read More

  • Uralkali expects potash demand to improve in H2 IM July-August 2016

    Consumption still below 2015; talks of Uralkali-Belaruskali partnership; Canpotex scraps potash export terminal. Read More

  • K+S acquires Chinese magnesium sulphate fertiliser activities 15 July 2016

    The German fertiliser producers hopes that the acquisition of Huludao Magpower will strengthen its presence in Asia, allowing K+S to gain a foothold in magnesium sulphate fertiliser and reach South East Asian agricultural markets. Read More

  • Iodine continues to slide as oversupply persists 14 July 2016

    Predictions of company wind-ups and reduced supply have not materialised, as high inventories continue to affect trading and prices are still feeling downward pressure. Read More

  • BPC agrees China potash supply deal 14 July 2016

    Belarusian Potash Co. has agreed today to supply potash to Chinese buyers for the rest of 2016 at a price level below deals concluded in India. Delivery volumes to be confirmed. Read More

  • Brexit leaves door open for UK mineral export duties 14 July 2016

    UK industrial mineral producers face a risk that their exports to the EU will attract duties should the UK government push ahead with plans to leave the EU following the June referendum result. Read More

  • Mosaic to idle potash mine in Canada 13 July 2016

    Mosaic, the world’s top phosphate producer, will idle its potash mine in Canada for the rest of 2016 amid weak global fertiliser demand and low agrimineral prices. The move will cut operation costs for the company, but Mosaic will still be able to meet short-term market demand via existing facilities. Read More

  • K+S temporarily resumes potash production 12 July 2016

    K+S has temporarily resumed potash production in Germany this week after waste water disposal issues forced the company to halt production at multiple sites. The series of unplanned outages are expected to continue until the end of the year. Read More

  • ICL agrees potash supply contract with India 12 July 2016

    Israeli chemical producer ICL has agreed to supply potash to India for 2016/2017, following a deal signed earlier last month by supplier Belarusian Potash Co. (BPC) Read More

  • Uralchem to up phosphate rock processing 11 July 2016

    One of the world's largest ammonia and nitrogen fertilisers producer, Uralchem will increase its phosphoric acid production by the end of 2016. Despite the weak global fertiliser demand, the ramp-up is part of the group’s long-term strategy to reinforce existing market share. Read More

  • Uralkali Q2 potash output falls 11 July 2016

    Russian producer Uralkali reported a 17% decline in potassium chloride output in the April to June quarter of 2016, contributing to an overall decline in first half production. Read More

  • Chinese DBM exports, volumes down in 2016 06 July 2016

    Dead burned magnesia deliveries out of China fell substantially in the first five months of the year, as caustic calcined magnesia and fused magnesia exports recorded a more moderate slowdown. Read More

  • EuroChem acquires Brazilian fertiliser distributor 06 July 2016

    Leading nitrogen and phosphate fertiliser producer EuroChem has acquired a distribution company in Brazil, in line with its strategy to expand its businesses in the Latin America. Read More

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