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Potassium Chemicals, Inorganic

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 12
Summary 13
Potassium metal 13
Potassium chloride 13
Potassium sulfate 14
Potassium nitrate 14
Potassium hydroxide 15
Potassium carbonate/bicarbonate 16
Introduction 17
Manufacturing processes 18
Potassium metal 18
Potassium chloride 18
Potassium sulfate 18
Potassium nitrate 18
Potassium hydroxide 18
Potassium carbonate/bicarbonate 18
Environmental issues 19
Supply and demand by region 20
United States 20
Summary 20
Potassium metal 21
Producing companies 21
Consumption 21
Price 23
Trade 23
Potassium chloride 23
Producing companies 23
Salient statistics 23
Consumption 24
Potassium hydroxide 25
Other potassium chemicals 25
Drilling muds 25
Fluxes 25
Deicing/water treatment 25
Food/pharmaceutical 25
Animal feed and other 26
Price 26
Trade 26
Potassium sulfate 26
Producing companies 26
Salient statistics 28
Production 29
Consumption 29
Agriculture 30
Industrial 31
Price 31
Trade 32
Potassium nitrate 33
Producing companies 33
Salient statistics 33
Consumption 34
Fertilizer 35
Nonfertilizer 35
Price 35
Trade 35
Potassium hydroxide (caustic potash) 36
Producing companies 36
Salient statistics 38
Consumption 38
Potassium carbonate/bicarbonate 39
Potassium phosphates 39
Other potassium chemicals 40
Liquid fertilizers 40
Potassium soaps and detergents 40
Other 41
Price 41
Trade 42
Potassium carbonates 44
Producing companies 44
Salient statistics 45
Production 45
Consumption 46
Potassium carbonate 47
Potassium bicarbonate 49
Price 49
Trade 50
Canada 52
Summary 52
Potassium chloride 53
Producing companies 53
Salient statistics 54
Consumption 54
Price 55
Trade 56
Potassium sulfate 56
Producing companies 56
Salient statistics 57
Consumption 58
Trade 59
Potassium nitrate 59
Salient statistics 59
Trade 60
Potassium hydroxide (caustic potash) 60
Salient statistics 60
Consumption 61
Price 61
Trade 62
Potassium carbonates 63
Salient statistics 63
Consumption 63
Price 63
Trade 64
Mexico 64
Potassium chloride 64
Potassium nitrate 65
Potassium hydroxide 65
Central and South America 66
Potassium chloride 67
Potassium sulfate 68
Potassium nitrate 68
Other 69
Western Europe 69
Summary 69
Salient statistics 69
Production capacity 71
Consumption 71
Potassium metal 73
Potassium chloride 73
Producing companies 73
Salient statistics 75
Consumption 76
Price 77
Trade 77
Potassium sulfate 79
Producing companies 79
Salient statistics 81
Production 82
Consumption 82
Price 82
Trade 83
Potassium nitrate 85
Producing companies 85
Salient statistics 85
Production 86
Consumption 86
Price 87
Trade 87
Potassium hydroxide (caustic potash) 88
Producing companies 88
Salient statistics 89
Consumption 90
Price 91
Trade 92
Potassium carbonate/bicarbonate 94
Producing companies 94
Salient statistics 96
Production 96
Consumption 96
Price 98
Trade 98
Central Europe 100
Summary 100
Salient statistics 100
Production capacity 101
Potassium chloride 102
Salient statistics 102
Consumption 103
Trade 104
Potassium sulfate 105
Salient statistics 105
Trade 105
Potassium nitrate 106
Producing companies 106
Salient statistics 106
Price 107
Trade 107
Potassium hydroxide (caustic potash) 108
Producing companies 108
Salient statistics 108
Consumption 109
Trade 109
Potassium carbonate/bicarbonate 111
Salient statistics 111
Trade 112
CIS and Baltic States 113
Summary 113
Salient statistics 113
Production capacity 114
Potassium chloride 115
Producing companies 115
Salient statistics 116
Consumption 117
Price 118
Trade 119
Potassium sulfate 120
Producing companies 120
Salient statistics 121
Price 121
Trade 122
Potassium nitrate 123
Producing companies 123
Salient statistics 123
Price 124
Trade 124
Potassium hydroxide (caustic potash) 126
Producing companies 126
Salient statistics 126
Consumption 127
Price 128
Trade 128
Potassium carbonates/bicarbonates 130
Producing companies 130
Salient statistics 130
Price 131
Trade 132
Middle East 132
Summary 132
Salient statistics 132
Production capacity 133
Potassium chloride 134
Producing companies 134
Salient statistics 135
Consumption 135
Trade 136
Potassium sulfate 138
Producing companies 138
Salient statistics 139
Trade 139
Potassium nitrate 141
Producing companies 141
Salient statistics 141
Trade 142
Potassium hydroxide (caustic potash) 143
Producing companies 143
Salient statistics 143
Consumption 144
Trade 144
Potassium carbonates/bicarbonates 146
Salient statistics 146
Trade 147
Africa 148
Summary 148
Salient statistics 148
Production capacity 149
Potassium chloride 150
Producing companies 150
Salient statistics 151
Consumption 152
Trade 153
Potassium sulfate 154
Producing companies 154
Salient statistics 154
Trade 155
Potassium nitrate 157
Salient statistics 157
Trade 157
Potassium hydroxide (caustic potash) 158
Salient statistics 158
Consumption 159
Trade 159
Potassium carbonates/bicarbonates 160
Producing companies 160
Salient statistics 160
Trade 161
Mainland China 162
Potassium chloride 163
Producing companies 163
Salient statistics 164
Consumption 165
Price 166
Trade 167
Potassium sulfate 168
Producing companies 168
Salient statistics 171
Production 172
Consumption 172
Price 173
Trade 173
Potassium nitrate 174
Producing companies 174
Salient statistics 176
Consumption 177
Price 177
Trade 178
Potassium hydroxide (caustic potash) 179
Producing companies 179
Salient statistics 180
Consumption 181
Price 182
Trade 183
Potassium carbonate 184
Producing companies 184
Salient statistics 185
Production 186
Consumption 186
Price 186
Trade 186
Japan 188
Summary 188
Salient statistics 188
Consumption 189
Potassium chloride 190
Salient statistics 190
Consumption 191
Price 192
Trade 192
Potassium sulfate 193
Producing companies 193
Salient statistics 193
Consumption 193
Price 194
Trade 194
Potassium nitrate 195
Producing companies 195
Salient statistics 195
Consumption 196
Price 196
Trade 197
Potassium hydroxide (caustic potash) 197
Producing companies 197
Salient statistics 198
Consumption 199
Price 200
Trade 201
Potassium carbonate 202
Producing companies 202
Salient statistics 203
Consumption 204
Price 205
Trade 205
Other Asia 206
Summary 206
Salient statistics 206
Consumption 206
Potassium chloride 207
Producing companies 207
Salient statistics 208
Consumption 209
Trade 211
Potassium sulfate 212
Producing companies 212
Salient statistics 214
Consumption 214
Trade 216
Potassium nitrate 217
Producing companies 217
Salient statistics 217
Consumption 218
Trade 220
Potassium hydroxide (caustic potash) 220
Producing companies 220
Salient statistics 222
Consumption 222
Indian Subcontinent 223
Northeast Asia 223
Southeast Asia and Oceania 223
Price 223
Trade 224
Potassium carbonate/bicarbonate 225
Producing companies 225
Salient statistics 226
Consumption 227
Indian Subcontinent 228
Northeast Asia 228
Southeast Asia and Oceania 228
Price 228
Trade 228
Additional resources 231
Revisions 232
Data Workbook 233
Notice 234
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