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  • Booming lithium revenues prompt SQM to boost capacity

    Friday, 19 May 2017

    The Chilean miner raised its demand forecasts for the lithium, used in electric car batteries, and announces a plan to rapidly grow production

  • Higher potash, bromine sales lift ICL's Q1

    Thursday, 11 May 2017

    Following losses last year, Tel Aviv-based ICL reported higher earnings in Q1 due to higher sales volume in bromine products and potash.

  • Higher sales lift K+S Q1 earnings

    Wednesday, 10 May 2017

    Germany-based K+S reports higher Q1 revenue following heavy losses in H2 2016. The company believes new production at its Canada potash mine will contribute to earnings this year.

  • People Moves

    Thursday, 27 April 2017

    An overview of recent people moves in the minerals industry

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Pricing News

  • 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.

  • Canpotex finalises potash prices with Japan

    Friday, 03 February 2017

    Canada-based Canpotex has secured potash supply contracts to Japan for H1 2017 at higher prices compared to the same period last year.

  • Dead Sea Work to compensate potash buyers in Israel

    Thursday, 02 February 2017

    The potash division of Tel Aviv-based ICL was ordered by Israeli central court to pay compensation for past purchases to a group of buyers and contract prices for the next seven years will also be capped.

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  • 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.

  • Growth markets for new fertilisers

    Friday, 27 February 2015

    As a raft of new sulphur deficiency-addressing fertilisers hit the international market, James Sean Dickson, Reporter, examines the reasons for their emergence, and the future of the specialist crop nutrient industry.

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