Principal potash materials used in fertilizers in the United States, 1900 and 1905

 

1900

1905

Increase

Per Cent of Increase

Kainit:

Quantity, tons .

54,700

190,493

135,793

248.3

Value........................

$520,833

$1,891,073

$1,370,240

263.1

Other potash salts: Quantity, tons .

 

122,107

   

Value.....

$3,098,400

$3,606,701

$508,301

16.4

Nitrate of potash . . Quantity, tons .

884

1,160

276

31.2

Value....................

$32,156

$39,039

$6,883

21.4

Wood ashes:

Quantity, bushels .

 

17,083

   

Value...........................

 

$2,050

 

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