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2010 Minerals Yearbook - POTASH [ADVANCE RELEASE]

  • Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
  • Publication date: Jul. 17, 2012
  • Format: Electronic – PDF
  • Pages: 10
  • Price: $0
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In 2010, the world potash markets recovered from the economic downturn, with consumption and production returning to levels seen before 2008. Domestic production increased by 29% to 930,000 metric tons (t) potassium oxide (K2O) in 2010 from 720,000 K2O equivalent in 2009 . U.S. sales of potash increased by nearly 60% from that of 2009; and apparent consumption more than doubled to 5.6 million metric tons (Mt) in 2010 from 2.5 Mt in 2009 (table 1). World production of potash increased by 64% from that of 2009.