Fertilizer Canada says, according to Statistics Canada data, shipments of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer reached record levels in Canada in 2020. Shipments of potash and sulphur were steady, down only slightly from near record levels, for the year ended June 30

"The fertilizer industry is a reliable sector that will remain well-positioned for success provided that the supply chain, our stakeholders and governments continue working together to ensure disruption-free access to fertilizer for our grower customers," said Garth Whyte, President and CEO at Fertilizer Canada. "Nothing makes our industry happier than a successful growing season for farmers."

Fertilizer Canada is continuing to engage with both federal and provincial governments to maintain status as an essential service.

Canadian shipments, based on nutrient content, reached record highs of 2.672 million tonnes of nitrogen, up two percent from the year before, and 1.137 million tonnes of phosphorus, marginally higher than 2018-19. The industry shipped 410,000 nutrient tonnes of potassium (potash) and 353,000 tonnes of sulphur.

Fertilizer Canada represents manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur fertilizers.