Global Industrial and Caustic Potash Industry

  • May 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 252 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Industrial and Caustic Potash in Thousand Tons by the following End Use Applications: Fertilizers, Computer & TV Monitors, Food & Pharmaceuticals, Crystal & Ceramics, Soap, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 59 companies including many key and niche players such as Agrium Inc., Armand Products, Ashta Chemicals Inc., Haifa Chemicals Ltd., ICL Fertilizers, JSC Uralkali, K+S KALI GmbH, Occidental Chemical Corporation, PotashCorp, Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Co., Ltd., and The Mosaic Company. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents





I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-3
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INTRODUCTION II-1
Market Highlights II-1
Impact of Recession on the Global Fertilizer Consumption II-2
Global Potash Demand Collapses Due to Recession II-2
Slump in Fertilizer Consumption- II-2
Table 1: Change in Global Fertilizer Consumption (2008-2011)
(In Mt) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2
Global Potash Market - Key Statistics II-3
Potash Export/Import Statistics II-3
Table 2: Global Potash Exports (2007-2009): Percentage
Market Share Breakdown by Companies - BPC, Canpotex, K+S,
IPC (Silvint), ICL and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 3: Global Potash Exports (2007 and 2008): Breakdown by
Top Countries of Origin - Canada, Belarus and Russia,
Germany, Israel, Jordan, US, Spain, UK and Chile along with
Primary Destination Country Details (In ‘000 Metric Tons)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 4: Global Potash Imports (2007 and 2008): Breakdown by
Top Countries of Destination - US, Brazil, China PR, India,
Indonesia, Malaysia, France, Belgium, Japan and Poland along
with Primary Source Country Details (In ‘000 Metric Tons)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Major Trends in Industry II-6
High Profile Consolidations and Mergers to Change the Face of
the Industry II-6
BRIC Countries Account for Major Shares in the Global Potash
Market II-6

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-7
Consolidation and Economic Meltdown Take their Toll on Potash
Demand in the Past II-7
Volatile Fertilizer Prices - A Comparison of 2008 and 2009 II-7
Limited Production Centers Across the World II-7
Table 5: Potash Production Centers and Capacity by Company:
Breakdown in Million Tons (2008) II-8
Wide-Ranging Plant Applications II-8
Decontrol Causes Demand Slump II-8
Demand-Supply Scenario II-8
Table 6: Global Potash Demand and Supply Balance for Years
2010-2014(In Million MT K2O) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-9
Capacity Expansions II-10
Table 7: Global Potash Production Capacity (2010 and 2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Capacity by Producers - Potash Corp,
The Mosaic Co, Belaruskali, K+S Group, Uralkali, ICL,
Silvinit, Agrium, Arab Potash and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10
Production and Consumption Trends Worldwide II-11
Table 8: World Potash Market (2008 and 2009): Volume Production
Ranked By Top 13 Countries - Canada, Russia, Belarus,
Germany, China, Israel, Jordan, US, Chile, Brazil, Spain, UK,
Ukraine and Others (In ‘000 MT of K2O) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 9: World Potash Reserves (2009): Breakdown by Countries-
Canada, Russia, Belarus, Germany, Brazil, China, US,
Jordan, Israel, Ukraine, UK, Spain,Chile and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12
Major Highlights in the Recent Past II-12
Table 10: Global Potash Capacity K2O for Years 2004 - 06 in
Million Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13
Consumption Concentration by the Three Majors II-13
Russian Production Scene II-13
Racing Ahead Further II-14
Economic Development in Asia and Latin America Drives Potash
Demand II-14
Modernization of Production Techniques: A Negative Implication
on Employment II-15

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-16
What is Potash? II-16
Derivation of Potash II-16
Insights of Potash II-16
End-Uses of Potassium II-17
A Review on Potash Fertilizer II-17
Product Pricing II-18
No Price Wars in Potash Trade II-18
Factors Determining Price Trends of Potash II-18
Factors affecting Consumption of Potassium Fertilizer II-18
Successful technological Innovations in the Past II-19
Rice Debranning Experiments II-19
Laser Etching Device Uses Potassium Hydroxide II-19

4. POTASH PRODUCTS - A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE II-20
Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) II-20
Definition of Caustic Potash II-20
Market Overview II-20
Specific Use of Potassium Hydroxide II-20
Market Outlook II-20
Potassium Carbonate (K2CO3) II-21
Definition II-21
Growth Prospects II-21
Specific Uses of Potassium Carbonate II-21
Potassium Chloride (KCl)/Muriate of Potash II-22
Definition II-22
End-Use Applications II-22
Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) II-22
Definition II-22
Uses of the Salt II-22
End-Use Applications II-23
Reasons for Growth II-23
Potassium Sulfate (K2SO4) II-23
Definition II-23
Demand and Production II-23
End-Use Applications II-23

5. KEY END-USE APPLICATION AREAS II-24
Fertilizers II-24
Definition II-24
The Largest End-User II-24
Demand Trends II-24
Factors Fueling Fertilizer Demand II-24
Factors Affecting Worldwide Fertilizer Demand II-25

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-26
Bigshire Acquires Ashta II-26
Uralkali Merges with Silvinit II-26
Uralkali Intends to Acquire Stake in Belaruskali II-26
BHP Billiton Withdraws Potash Corp.’s Acquisition Bid II-26
BHP Billiton Takes over Athabasca Potash Inc. II-26
Carus Corporation Acquires Alexander Chemical Corporation II-27
Mesa Uranium Inks Letter of Intent for Potash Project Acquisition II-27
Unid Jiangsu Chemical to Expand Potassium Hydroxide Division
in China II-27
Uzkhimprom to Build New Unit to Meet Uzbekistan’s Potash
Fertilizer Needs II-28
Andhra Sugars Secures Environment Clearance II-28
Madura Holding Divests Majority Share in Uralkali to Kaliha
and Becaounioco II-28
49 North Resources Acquires Partial Stake in North Rim
Exploration II-28
Chengdu Chemical Sets Up Potassium Hydroxide Plant Sichaun
Xinjin Industry Park II-29
GACL Embarks on Project Expansions Aggregating Rs2600 Crores
of Investment II-29

7. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS - A HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-30
CAC Receives Contract for Building Membrane Electrolysis Plant II-30
OxyChem Switches Over to Mercury-Free Production of Caustic
Potash II-30
Canasia Engages Dahrouge as Consultant for Potash Development II-30
Olin Acquires Chlor-Alkali Business II-31
PotashCorp. to Start a New Potash Mine and Expand Existing Mill II-31
New project to be Developed and Expanded by PotashCorp. At Cory II-31
ICL Establishes Joint Venture in India II-32
Kanoria Chemicals and Industries to Expand Production Facilities II-32
Gujarat Alkalies Expands Caustic Soda and Poly Aluminum
Chloride Capacities II-32
MagIndustries Corp. Selects HPD to Supply Crystallization
Equipment for Potash Project II-32

8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-33
Agrium Inc. (Canada) II-33
Armand Products (US) II-33
Ashta Chemicals Inc. (US) II-33
Haifa Chemicals Ltd. (Israel) II-33
ICL Fertilizers (Israel) II-34
JSC Uralkali (Russia) II-34
K+S KALI GmbH (Germany) II-34
Occidental Chemical Corporation (US) II-35
PotashCorp. (Canada) II-35
Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Co., Ltd. (China) II-35
The Mosaic Company (US) II-36

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-37
Table 11: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Industrial and Caustic Potash by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009
through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 12: World Historic Review for Industrial and Caustic
Potash by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 13: World 15-Year Perspective for Industrial and Caustic
Potash by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit
Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East Markets for
Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Industrial and Caustic Potash in Fertilizers by
Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 15: World Historic Review for Consumption of Industrial
and Caustic Potash in Fertilizers by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
American and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Industrial and Caustic
Potash in Fertilizers by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East
Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Industrial and Caustic Potash in Computers and TV
Monitors by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 18: World Historic Review for Consumption of Industrial
and Caustic Potash in Computers and TV Monitors by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and The Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Industrial and Caustic
Potash in Computers and TV Monitors by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American
and Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Industrial and Caustic Potash in Food and
Pharmaceuticals by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and The
Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 21: World Historic Review for Consumption of Industrial
and Caustic Potash in Food and Pharmaceuticals by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and The Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Industrial and Caustic
Potash in Food and Pharmaceuticals by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American
and Middle East Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Industrial and Caustic Potash in Crystal and
Ceramics by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and The Middle
East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 24: World Historic Review for Consumption of Industrial
and Caustic Potash in Crystal and Ceramics by Geographic Region
- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and The Middle East Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for Industrial and Caustic
Potash in Crystal and Ceramics by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin American and Middle East
Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Industrial and Caustic Potash in Soap by
Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and The Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 27: World Historic Review for Consumption of Industrial
and Caustic Potash in Soap by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and the Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 28: World 15-Year Perspective for Industrial and Caustic
Potash in Soap by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Unit Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan),Latin America and Middle East Markets for
Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 29: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Consumption of Industrial and Caustic Potash in Other
Applications by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and The Middle
East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 30: World Historic Review for Consumption of Industrial
and Caustic Potash in Other Applications by Geographic Region
- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and The Middle East Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 31: World 15-Year Perspective for Industrial and Caustic
Potash in Other Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East
Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-57


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
The US Potash Market in 2009 III-1
Fertilizer Demand Driven by Corn III-1
Factors Affecting Fertilizer Prices in the US (On a Scale
of 1-10) III-1
Import/Export Statistics III-2
Table 32: United States Exports of Caustic Potash (2009 and
2010) by Country - Canada, Argentina, Belgium, Australia,
Chile and Other Countries in US$ Million (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 33: United States Imports of Caustic Potash (2009 and
2010) by Country - China, South Korea, Mexico, Sweden,
Jordan and Other Countries in US$ Million (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Key Players III-2
B.Market Analytics III-3
Table 34: The US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Consumption of Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use
Applications - Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and
Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 35: The US Historic Review for Consumption of
Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications -
Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals,
Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 36: The US 15-Year Perspective for Consumption of
Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications -
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Fertilizers,
Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and
Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

2. CANADA III-6
A.Market Analysis III-6
Canadian Potash Industry: An Overview III-6
Table 37: Fertilizer Usage in Canadian Agriculture (2011):
Percentage Share Breakdown by Fertilizer Types Urea, MAP,
Muriate of Potash (MOP), Nitrogen Solution, Ammonium
Sulphate, Ammonium Nitrate, Anhydrous Ammonia and DAP
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7
Canadian Import/Export Statistics III-7
Table 38: Canadian Exports of Caustic Potash (2009 and 2010)
by Country - US, Iraq, Australia, India, China and Other
Countries in US $ (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 39: Canadian Imports of Caustic Potash (2009 and 2010)
by Country - US, South Korea, Jordan, China, Taiwan and
Other Countries in US $ (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-8
The Potash Superpower III-8
PotashCorp. - The World Leader III-8
Key Players III-8
B.Market Analytics III-9
Table 40: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Consumption of Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use
Applications - Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and
Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 41: Canadian Historic Review for Consumption of
Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications -
Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals,
Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 42: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Consumption of
Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications -
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Fertilizers,
Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and
Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

3. JAPAN III-12
Market Analytics III-12
Table 43: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Consumption of Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use
Applications - Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and
Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 44: Japanese Historic Review for Consumption of
Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications -
Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals,
Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 45: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Consumption of
Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications -
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Fertilizers,
Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and
Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and
2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

4. EUROPE III-15
A.Market Analysis III-15
Major Regions III-15
Massive Production Base III-15
Rising Potash Prices After a Long Period of Slump III-15
A Historic Review of the European Market III-15
B.Market Analytics III-16
Table 46: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Industrial and Caustic Potash by Geographic Region -
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 47: European Historic Review for Industrial and
Caustic Potash by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 48: European 15-Year Perspective for Industrial and
Caustic Potash by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Unit Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 49: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications -
Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals,
Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 50: European Historic Review for Industrial and
Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications - Fertilizers,
Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and
Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 51: European 15-Year Perspective for Industrial and
Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Fertilizers, Computer and TV
Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap,
and Other Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

4a. FRANCE III-22
A.Market Analysis III-22
Market Assessment III-22
Fertilizer Industry Trends III-22
Domestic Production III-22
B.Market Analytics III-23
Table 52: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications -
Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals,
Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 53: French Historic Review for Industrial and Caustic
Potash by End-Use Applications - Fertilizers, Computer and TV
Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 54: French 15-Year Perspective for Industrial and
Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Fertilizers, Computer and TV
Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap,
and Other Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

4b. GERMANY III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Potash Production III-26
Key Player III-26
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 55: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications -
Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals,
Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 56: German Historic Review for Industrial and Caustic
Potash by End-Use Applications - Fertilizers, Computer and TV
Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 57: German 15-Year Perspective for Industrial and
Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Fertilizers, Computer and TV
Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap,
and Other Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

4c. ITALY III-30
Market Analytics III-30
Table 58: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications -
Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals,
Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 59: Italian Historic Review for Industrial and Caustic
Potash by End-Use Applications - Fertilizers, Computer and TV
Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 60: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Industrial and
Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Fertilizers, Computer and TV
Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap,
and Other Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-33
Market Analytics III-33
Table 61: The UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications -
Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals,
Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 62: The UK Historic Review for Industrial and Caustic
Potash by End-Use Applications - Fertilizers, Computer and TV
Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 63: The UK 15-Year Perspective for Industrial and
Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Fertilizers, Computer and TV
Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap,
and Other Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

4e. SPAIN III-36
Market Analytics III-36
Table 64: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications -
Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals,
Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 65: Spanish Historic Review for Industrial and Caustic
Potash by End-Use Applications - Fertilizers, Computer and TV
Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 66: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Industrial and
Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Fertilizers, Computer and TV
Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap,
and Other Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

4f. REST OF EUROPE III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Eastern Europe - Production Statistics III-39
Russia III-39
Disintegration of the FSU Hits Fertilizer Production III-39
Fertilizer Sector Deregulated III-39
Key Player III-39
B.Market Analytics III-40
Table 67: Rest of European Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use
Segment - Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and
Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 68: Rest of European Historic Review for Industrial
and Caustic Potash by End-Use Application- Fertilizers,
Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and
Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 69: Rest of European 15-Year Perspective for
Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications -
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Fertilizers,
Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and
Ceramics, Soap, and Others for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-43
A.Market Analysis III-43
Demand Boost for Potash in Asia III-43
Production Scenario in China III-43
B.Market Analytics III-44
Table 70: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Industrial and Caustic Potash by Geographic
Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 71: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Industrial and
Caustic Potash by Geographic Region/Country - China and Rest
of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 72: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Industrial
and Caustic Potash by Geographic Regions - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for China and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 III-46

Table 73: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use
Applications- Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and
Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 74: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Industrial and
Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications- Fertilizers,
Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and
Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 75: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Industrial
and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Fertilizers, Computer and TV
Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap,
and Others for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

5a. CHINA III-50
A.Market Analysis III-50
The Fertilizer Market III-50
State-Controlled Fertilizer Sector III-50
Lucrative Market Opportunities for Foreign Companies III-51
Pricing Policies III-51
Prices of Potash Fertilizers Relatively Stable in 2010 III-51
Key Player III-51
B.Market Analytics III-52
Table 76: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications -
Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals,
Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 77: Chinese Historic Review for Industrial and Caustic
Potash by End-Use Applications- Fertilizers, Computer and TV
Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap,
and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 78: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Industrial and
Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Fertilizers, Computer and TV
Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap,
and Others for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-55
A.Market Analysis III-55
India III-55
Indian Fertilizer Industry III-55
Price Control Revived III-55
Pricing Policies III-56
Thailand III-56
Potash Mine Capacity III-56
B.Market Analytics III-57
Table 79: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use
Applications- Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and
Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 80: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for
Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications-
Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals,
Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 81: Rest of Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for
Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications -
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Fertilizers,
Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and
Ceramics, Soap, and Others for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-60
A.Market Analysis III-60
Israel III-60
Key Players III-60
B.Market Analytics III-61
Table 82: The Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use
Applications- Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and
Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 83: The Middle East Historic Review for Industrial and
Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications - Fertilizers,
Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and
Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 84: The Middle East 15-Year Perspective for Industrial
and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Fertilizers, Computer and TV
Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap,
and Others for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

7. LATIN AMERICA III-64
Market Analytics III-64
Table 85: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Industrial and Caustic Potash by Geographic
Regions - Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 86: Latin American Historic Review for Industrial and
Caustic Potash by Geographic Regions- Brazil and Rest of
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2003 through
2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 87: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Industrial
and Caustic Potash by Geographic Regions- Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Brazil and Rest of Latin
American Markets for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 88: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use
Applications - Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and
Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 89: Latin American Historic Review for Industrial and
Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications - Fertilizers,
Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and
Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 90: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Industrial
and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Fertilizers, Computer and TV
Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap,
and Others for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

7a. BRAZIL III-70
A.Market Analysis III-70
Potassio do Brasil Announces Potash Reserves Discovery in
Brazil III-70
B.Market Analytics III-70
Table 91: Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications -
Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals,
Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 92: Brazilian Historic Review for Industrial and
Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications - Fertilizers,
Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and
Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 93: Brazilian 15-Year Perspective for Industrial and
Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications - Percentage
Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Fertilizers, Computer and TV
Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap,
and Others for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

7b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA III-73
Market Analytics III-73
Table 94: Rest of Latin American Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use
Applications - Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and
Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 95: Rest of Latin American Historic Review for
Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications -
Fertilizers, Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals,
Crystal and Ceramics, Soap, and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons
for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 96: Rest of Latin American 15-Year Perspective for
Industrial and Caustic Potash by End-Use Applications -
Percentage Breakdown of Unit Consumption for Fertilizers,
Computer and TV Monitors, Food and Pharmaceuticals, Crystal and
Ceramics, Soap, and Others for Years 2003, 2011 and 2017
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 59 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 67)

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Region/Country Players
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The United States 14
Canada 4
Japan 7
Europe 13
France 1
Germany 3
The United Kingdom 1
Italy 1
Rest of Europe 7
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 19
Latin America 5
Middle East 5
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