FOCUS: Potash consolidation continues with Russian merger

By Mark Watts
Published: Thursday, 23 December 2010

Uralkali merger to close in Q2 2011, creating new global power in fertiliser minerals

Potash at Silvinit's operationsThe agreed merger between Uralkali and Silvinit will create a monopoly potash producer in Russia, the country with the world’s second largest reserves of the fertiliser mineral.

The resulting company is set to rival Canadian majors Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan and Mosaic in terms of production capacity and...

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