Growth markets for new fertilisers

By James Sean Dickson
Published: 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.

The US-based Mosaic Co., one of the world’s largest fertiliser producers, estimated in its most recent earnings presentation that global potash shipments hit an all-time high of 61.1m tonnes in 2014, up 7.4m tonnes year-on-year (y-o-y), while for fellow fertiliser mineral phosphate, shipments reached 64.6m tonnes, rising 500,000 tonnes y-o-y....

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