Fertiliser loses its mineral appetite

By Simon Moores
Published: Friday, 20 March 2009

A review of the fertiliser minerals sector reveals how, since a record breaking 2008, producers are reacting to a severe slowdown in demand and the impact this has on future expansion plans by Simon Moores, Senior Assistant Editor

Until last September, the year 2008 was record breaking for fertiliser mineral producers. Phosphate demand was through the roof, potash was threatening to break the $1,000/tonne barrier and sulphur was at a severe shortage owing to overwhelming demand, predominately, from the fertiliser sector. ...

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