More Potash Coming to an Already Crowded Fertilizer Market

BEREZNIKI, Russia—In the foothills of Russia’s Urals mountains, a new potash producer is looking to lay claim to around a 10th of the global market for the fertilizer by the middle of the next decade.

EuroChem Group AG, a maker of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers, is getting into the potash-mining business, in a move that could shake up a market dominated by a handful of producers in North America and the former Soviet Union.

By James Marson

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