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  • Canada approves PotashCorp-Agrium merger

    Tuesday, 12 September 2017

    The merger of two of the largest North American fertiliser producers has been granted approval from the Canadian regulator, but the clearance process for the transaction continues in the US, China and India.

  • PotashCorp, Agrium delay merger to Q4

    Friday, 08 September 2017

    The merger of two of the largest North American fertiliser producers will be delayed to Q4 due to new conditions set by the Chinese and Indian regulators.

  • K+S opens potash port facility in Canada

    Tuesday, 29 August 2017

    German fertiliser producer K+S has launched a new port facility in Vancouver for the shipping of potash from its mine in Saskatchewan.

  • Uralkali lifts demand forecast on improving potash outlook

    Tuesday, 29 August 2017

    Russian potash producer Uralkali has revised its 2017 global consumption forecast amid higher sales volume and improving demand outlook.

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Pricing News

  • Price Briefing 11-17 August

    Friday, 18 August 2017

    Graphite prices rise again; magnesia up as environmental back on Lioaning; iodine increases; antimony trioxide stays unchanged in midsummer; Industrial Minerals proposes to delist barytes and bentonite grades; fluorspar drops; ICL and APC conclude potash supply contracts with India.

  • ICL conclude 2017 potash contract with India

    Monday, 14 August 2017

    Tel Aviv-heaquartered ICL has finalised several one-year potash supply contracts with Indian buyers at a higher price.

  • Canpotex secures higher potash spot prices in April

    Friday, 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.

  • Price Briefing 27 January - 2 February

    Friday, 03 February 2017

    Industrial minerals prices were unchanged this week during the Chinese New Year holiday where the country is shut. The graphite market in Europe remained largely stable despite the scrapping of Chinese export duties from January.

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  • Potash and phosphate: Demanding industries

    Friday, 07 July 2017

    The need for food is growing in step with a swelling global population and the mineral fertiliser industry is under pressure to ensure that nutrient supply keeps up with consumption, Cameron Perks, IM Correspondent, finds.

  • Fertilisers: Facing the future

    Wednesday, 24 February 2016

    As the agriminerals industry comes under pressure from a skewed supply-demand balance, James Sean Dickson, IM Correspondent, discovers how fertiliser producers are coming up with new products and making use of the latest technology to ensure profitability.

  • Potash and phosphate: Year in Review 2015

    Monday, 21 December 2015

    A roundup of the year's main events in the global potash and phosphate industries.

  • Critical minerals: booms, busts and price spike indicators

    Friday, 27 February 2015

    As the growth in next generation technologies – most notably green energy – continues to gain momentum, scrutiny is intensifying on the supply and sustainability of the raw materials that are facilitating these developments. IM Research analyses the market sensitivity of eight of these critical minerals.

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