NEWS
Brazil's Potash Outlook
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Tue May 21, 2013 10:36 AM CDT

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- Recent governors have pushed for Brazil to reduce reliance on imported fertilizers.

But self-sufficiency in potash remains a world away.

Brazil only has one major potash mine operating, meeting less than 10% of local demand. Reserves at that site will be exhausted by 2018 and there is only one coming project to replace it.

"Realistically speaking, we are not likely to produce more than 25% of our potash needs," said David Siqueira, head of the geology and mining division at the government's mining production department (DNPM).

Already an agricultural superpower, Brazil has an abundance of ...

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