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China NPK Statistical Update

January 31, 2017

Phosphate exports in December maintained the rapid pace of the prior two months and made up for some of the lost volume earlier in the year; however, 2016 exports of 9.5 million tonnes came in 18% behind the 2015 record (though this was higher than expected). Meanwhile, potash imports peaked in December ahead of a spike in local demand. MOP arrivals closed the year at 6.8 million tonnes, down 28% from 2015 and the lowest in three years.

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