Global Slice 🌍: Potash

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[ The below is from 10 minerals.docx ]

Potash
(potassium oxide equivalent) 3.6 billion

Canada has the largest reserves: 1 billion 66.2 million Canada is the world’s largest potash producer, accounting for 31.6% of the world’s total in 2019 = 20,934
Russia: 13,052 19.7%
Belarus: 12,046 18.2%
China: 7,445 11.3%
Other countries: 12,691 19.2% Potash is the common name given to a group of minerals and chemicals containing potassium (chemical symbol “K”), which is a basic nutrient for plants and an important ingredient in fertilizer.

95% of all potash is used to produce fertilizer.

Canada is the world’s largest producer and exporter of potash. https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/our-natural-resources/minerals-mining/minerals-metals-facts/potash-facts/20521

Potash Production

Total potash mined in 2017 was … tonnes. Divided equally between all 7.5 billion people, this would be … per person; divided between 10 million, …; divided between 12.5 billion, ….

The top 10 producing countries are listed and charted below. Click the “▶Remaining countries” legend under the chart to see the others.

Data as above, but charted.
▶Remaining countries
Data as above, but for the remaining countries.