12 July 2013 23:50 [Source: ICIS news]
May’s production of 985,000 tonnes was the largest since August 2012 and the second-highest production in the past 24 months, second only to the 1.02m tonnes produced in that month, according to the USGS report.
That brought inventories to 333,000 tonnes, a 17% increase from the previous month and up 37% from May 2012.
So far in 2013, production is up through May by 5.6% from the same period in 2012, according to the report.
Exports through April are up 11% from the same period in 2012, but down significantly, 20%, from March. Export sales have consumed more than half of
The largest US producers include FMC, OCI Wyoming, Solvay Soda Ash, Tata Chemicals of North America and Searles Valley Minerals.
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