World’s demand for potash fertilizers recovers
Russian producer Uralkali signed a contract with China, which has set a lower margin for prices on other markets and is showing a recovery in demand for potash because the deal was closed at a higher price than originally proposed by the Chinese company.
For Belaruskali, this means an increase in physical volumes of supplies as a result of the increased demand for potash fertilizers on the world market and rising prices on other markets, which will lead to an increase in the company’s foreign currency proceeds.
According to Belstat, in August 7,600 people were dismissed, including 4,800 civil servants. Dismissals of civil servants were due to the optimisation in the public administration by up to 30%. Some civil servants would retain their job however would lose the status of a civil servant. Vacancies on the labour market are likely to reduce in number, thanks to the optimisation, the state administration would increase wages for public servants. The payroll fund for retained employees is likely to increase and some former state employees are likely to get jobs in affiliated organizations. The optimisation of the state apparatus should complete by January 1st, 2018, and some former civil servants are likely to join the ranks of the unemployed.