Belarus boosts potassium chloride exports 9% to 186,800 tonnes in September following drop in July amid potash scandal that depressed prices on international market; exports in January-August period down 9.6% year-over-year to 2.5 million tonnes

MINSK, Belarus , November 25, 2013 () – Belarus began to increase its potassium chloride exports in September 2013, after a drop in July 2013 amid the potash scandal, which led to a plunge on the international potash market, the National Statistics Committee said.

Belarus exported 2.69 million tonnes of potassium chloride (in terms of 100% active substance) in January-September 2013, down 10.6% year-on-year.

Exports in January-August 2013 were down 9.6% year-on-year to 2.5 million tonnes, 2.33 million tonnes in January-July, down 4.1%, and 1.997 million in January-June, up 0.4%. Thus, exports in September 2013 totaled 186,800 tonnes against 171,400 tonnes in August and were up 8.98%. Belarus exported 331,100 tonnes of potash fertilizer in July, compared to 400,100 in June, down 17.2%.

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