IHS Chemical Week

Chemical Week Magazine :: Top of the Week

Collapse of European cartel roils potash markets

4:54 PM MDT | August 12, 2013 | —Lindsay Frost and Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The global outlook for potash was thrown into turmoil as one of two cartels that control most of the world’s potash exports collapsed at the end of July. Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), the world’s largest producer of potash, announced 30 July that it would pull out of Belarusian Potash Co. (BPC; Minsk), an export cartel jointly operated with another leading potash producer, Belaruskali (Soligorsk, Belarus). The collapse of the BPC export cartel has raised fears that potash prices would drop sharply on an increase in production now that export-cartel...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Not an IHS Chemical Week subscriber yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine a year in print or digital format
  • Real time news and analysis on chemweek.com 
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional or company focus
  • Global Outlook issue

Subscribe now


contact us | about us | privacy policy | sitemap

ihsCopyright © IHS, Inc.All rights reserved.Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa