U.S. potash supply, 1992-2011

Short tons (millions)

Area graph with 20 groups and 2 items per group.

Group 1, 1992, Total value of 5.83.
Item 1, Production value of 3.95 which is 67.8% of 1992.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.88 which is 32.2% of 1992.
Group 2, 1993, Total value of 6.
Item 1, Production value of 4.34 which is 72.3% of 1993.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.66 which is 27.7% of 1993.
Group 3, 1994, Total value of 6.33.
Item 1, Production value of 4.79 which is 75.7% of 1994.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.54 which is 24.3% of 1994.
Group 4, 1995, Total value of 6.49.
Item 1, Production value of 4.86 which is 74.9% of 1995.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.63 which is 25.1% of 1995.
Group 5, 1996, Total value of 6.43.
Item 1, Production value of 4.91 which is 76.4% of 1996.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.52 which is 23.6% of 1996.
Group 6, 1997, Total value of 7.08.
Item 1, Production value of 5.54 which is 78.2% of 1997.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.54 which is 21.8% of 1997.
Group 7, 1998, Total value of 6.21.
Item 1, Production value of 4.78 which is 77.0% of 1998.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.43 which is 23.0% of 1998.
Group 8, 1999, Total value of 5.74.
Item 1, Production value of 4.42 which is 77.0% of 1999.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.32 which is 23.0% of 1999.
Group 9, 2000, Total value of 6.1.
Item 1, Production value of 4.67 which is 76.6% of 2000.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.43 which is 23.4% of 2000.
Group 10, 2001, Total value of 5.92.
Item 1, Production value of 4.6 which is 77.7% of 2001.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.32 which is 22.3% of 2001.
Group 11, 2002, Total value of 6.
Item 1, Production value of 4.68 which is 78.0% of 2002.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.32 which is 22.0% of 2002.
Group 12, 2003, Total value of 6.05.
Item 1, Production value of 4.84 which is 80.0% of 2003.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.21 which is 20.0% of 2003.
Group 13, 2004, Total value of 6.49.
Item 1, Production value of 5.17 which is 79.7% of 2004.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.32 which is 20.3% of 2004.
Group 14, 2005, Total value of 6.52.
Item 1, Production value of 5.2 which is 79.8% of 2005.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.32 which is 20.2% of 2005.
Group 15, 2006, Total value of 6.96.
Item 1, Production value of 5.75 which is 82.6% of 2006.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.21 which is 17.4% of 2006.
Group 16, 2007, Total value of 8.27.
Item 1, Production value of 7.06 which is 85.4% of 2007.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.21 which is 14.6% of 2007.
Group 17, 2008, Total value of 7.98.
Item 1, Production value of 6.77 which is 84.8% of 2008.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.21 which is 15.2% of 2008.
Group 18, 2009, Total value of 3.62.
Item 1, Production value of 2.83 which is 78.2% of 2009.
Item 2, Net imports value of 0.79 which is 21.8% of 2009.
Group 19, 2010, Total value of 7.71.
Item 1, Production value of 6.68 which is 86.6% of 2010.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.03 which is 13.4% of 2010.
Group 20, 2011, Total value of 8.31.
Item 1, Production value of 7.1 which is 85.4% of 2011.
Item 2, Net imports value of 1.21 which is 14.6% of 2011.

Net imports
Production
Fertilizer year
Note: Fertilizer year starts from July of the preceding year to June of the year indicated. Source: USDA, Economic Research Service, using production data from U.S. Geological Survey and net import data from ERS.