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TIME TO
Dig Deeper

The world’s richest potash reserves sit about a kilometre under the Saskatchewan prairies. Canada’s 2nd most valuable mineral grows more than just food. It feeds our economy. Now it’s time to dig deeper to unearth the challenges that are threatening the industry’s future.

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Rising Costs

Regulatory decisions are making Canadian potash significantly more expensive to make, sell and move globally

Lowest Cost

Lowest Cost Wins

The price of potash is set by the market not the potash producers and is based on lowest cost and availability

Intense Global Competition

Global potash producers are taking advantage of the rising Canada-only costs and further benefiting from currency exchange rates

Major global players include Uralkali in Russia and Belaruskali in Belarus. There are approximately 30 smaller operations in China along with mines in Chile and Israel

Sources: CRU/IFA/NRCan/USGS

CANADA
WORLD PRODUCTION:
22,680
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CANADA

WORLD PRODUCTION:

production

22,680

THOUSAND TONNES

WORLD RESERVES:

reserves

4,900

MILLION TONNES

WORLD EXPORTS:

export

21,878

THOUSAND TONNES

Source: Statistics from NRCAN
RUSSIA
WORLD PRODUCTION:
11,753
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RUSSIA

WORLD PRODUCTION:

production

11,753

THOUSAND TONNES

WORLD RESERVES:

reserves

N/A

MILLION TONNES

WORLD EXPORTS:

export

9,339

THOUSAND TONNES

Source: Statistics from NRCAN
BELARUS
WORLD PRODUCTION:
12,043
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BELARUS

WORLD PRODUCTION:

production

12,043

THOUSAND TONNES

WORLD RESERVES:

reserves

3,300

MILLION TONNES

WORLD EXPORTS:

export

10,960

THOUSAND TONNES

Source: Statistics from NRCAN
CHINA

CHINA

WORLD PRODUCTION:

production

7,382

THOUSAND TONNES

WORLD RESERVES:

reserves

N/A

MILLION TONNES

WORLD EXPORTS:

export

N/A

THOUSAND TONNES

Source: Statistics from NRCAN
ISRAEL

ISRAEL

WORLD PRODUCTION:

production

2,000

THOUSAND TONNES

WORLD RESERVES:

reserves

N/A

MILLION TONNES

WORLD EXPORTS:

export

3,648

THOUSAND TONNES

Source: Statistics from NRCAN
CHILE

CHILE

WORLD PRODUCTION:

production

1,000

THOUSAND TONNES

WORLD RESERVES:

reserves

N/A

MILLION TONNES

WORLD EXPORTS:

export

N/A

THOUSAND TONNES

Source: Statistics from NRCAN
CANADA
WORLD PRODUCTION:
22,680
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CANADA

WORLD PRODUCTION:

production

22,680

THOUSAND TONNES

WORLD RESERVES:

reserves

4,900

MILLION TONNES

WORLD EXPORTS:

export

21,878

THOUSAND TONNES

Source: Statistics from NRCAN
RUSSIA
WORLD PRODUCTION:
11,753
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RUSSIA

WORLD PRODUCTION:

production

11,753

THOUSAND TONNES

WORLD RESERVES:

reserves

N/A

MILLION TONNES

WORLD EXPORTS:

export

9,339

THOUSAND TONNES

Source: Statistics from NRCAN
BELARUS
WORLD PRODUCTION:
12,043
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BELARUS

WORLD PRODUCTION:

production

12,043

THOUSAND TONNES

WORLD RESERVES:

reserves

3,300

MILLION TONNES

WORLD EXPORTS:

export

10,960

THOUSAND TONNES

Source: Statistics from NRCAN
CHINA

CHINA

WORLD PRODUCTION:

production

7,382

THOUSAND TONNES

WORLD RESERVES:

reserves

N/A

MILLION TONNES

WORLD EXPORTS:

export

N/A

THOUSAND TONNES

Source: Statistics from NRCAN
ISRAEL

ISRAEL

WORLD PRODUCTION:

production

2,000

THOUSAND TONNES

WORLD RESERVES:

reserves

N/A

MILLION TONNES

WORLD EXPORTS:

export

3,648

THOUSAND TONNES

Source: Statistics from NRCAN
CHILE

CHILE

WORLD PRODUCTION:

production

1,000

THOUSAND TONNES

WORLD RESERVES:

reserves

N/A

MILLION TONNES

WORLD EXPORTS:

export

N/A

THOUSAND TONNES

Source: Statistics from NRCAN

Expanding & Advancing

Potash producers outside of Canada are aggressively expanding, advancing and looking to increase market share

Current Potash Projects


Expanding Potash

Canada

There are approx. 8 greenfield projects in various stages in Saskatchewan

Expanding Potash Projects

Russia / Belarus

There are approx. 7 greenfield projects in varying stages in Russia and Belarus

Big Impact
Better for the World

Better for the World

Canadian potash is the most sustainable in the world – it’s made with 70% fewer greenhouse gas emissions

Time to Dig

Time to Dig Deeper

If we don’t act, this could negatively impact the Canadian potash industry and our economy for decades

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GET THE BUSINESS FACTS

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WHY IT ALL MATTERS

Potash plays a major role in our economy. The facts are compelling. Dig in.

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