Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Corrêa Dias is traveling to Canada this Saturday to discuss increased potash sales in Brazil. The trip program includes meetings with presidents of companies producing and exporting the product, as well as with representatives of the sector. The return to Brazil is scheduled for Tuesday 15.
“The trip [servirá] to talk to the Canadians to see if we can get a larger quantity than what they are already sending us, to fill those possible supply bottlenecks that we may have due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine” , did he declare.
Canada produces 33% of all the potash consumed in the world and supplied almost half of the 10 million tonnes of potash consumed by Brazilian farmers last year, according to the Ministry of Economy. Together, Russia and Ukraine supplied an additional 23% of the potash used in Brazil in 2021.
Brazil is the world’s fourth-largest fertilizer consumer, accounting for 8% of this volume, and is the world’s largest importer. Brazil imports approximately 85% of all fertilizers used in agricultural production. The country imports about 95% of the potash used in Brazilian crops.
With Map and Ministry of Economy information
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