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Uralkali's potash output rises following exit from BPC cartel

5:16 AM MDT | October 3, 2013 | Ian Young

Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) announced today that its production of potash increased 5% in the third quarter compared with the corresponding period of last year, to 2.7 million m.t. Uralkali operates five potash mines in Russia and says it accounts for about 20% of worldwide potash production. The quarterly increase in output follows Uralkali's announcement on 30 July that it would stop selling potash through Belarusian Potash Co. (BPC; Minsk), an export cartel operated jointly with potash producer Belaruskali (Soligorsk, Belarus). Uralkali said at that time that...

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