XINING, China, Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to promote the salt lake technical exchanges between China and foreign countries, product trade and industrial cooperation, and to fully demonstrate the achievements made by China's potash fertilizer industry, the 2018 potash conference and Golmud salt lake forum, sponsored by China National Inorganic Salts Industry Association and the People's Government of Haixi Mongolian Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai Province, was convened in Golmud on August 21, 2018 by The People's Government of Golmud City of Qinghai Province, Potash Branch of China National Inorganic Salts Industry Association, CCPIT Sub-council of Chemical Industry.
The conference is characterized by professionalism, authority, internationalism and high standards. It focuses on the product, technology, and equipment of potash, potassium, magnesium salt, lithium, medium trace element fertilizer, and molten salt. The conference designed one main forum, five sub-forums and seven exhibitions. Top experts and scholars of potash industry from China and abroad gave theme lectures at the conference. The key issues included recent situation of the world potash fertilizer production and long-term development planning, prospects of global potash market, present situation and prospects of global potassium sulfate market and Chinese potassium sulfate development trend, Chinese potash sustainable pattern of supply and demand and outlook of long-term market, present situation and development prediction of Chinese agricultural potash demand and development and production status quo and the future of Chinese potassium chloride, etc.
According to the Publicity Department of the CPC Golmud Municipal Committee, China has become the world's fourth largest potash fertilizer producer country after Canada, Russia and Belarus. Qarhan Salt Lake is the second largest salt lake of the world, enriching more than 60 billion tons of soluble salt resources. Its potassium chloride, sodium chloride, magnesium chloride and lithium chloride reserves account for 96.8%, 80%, 99.7% and 83.34% of Chinese potassium chloride, respectively. As the salt lake resources exploitation strength increasing, Golmud will develop from China's "Salt Lake City" to the world's "Salt Lake City" under the support of national policy, the district government and industry association in the future.