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Chemical and Mining Company of Chile Inc. produces and distributes specialty plant nutrients, iodine and its derivatives, lithium and its derivatives, industrial chemicals, potassium, and other products and services. The company provides specialty plant nutrients, including potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate, sodium potassium nitrate, and specialty blends for crops, such as vegetables, fruits, and flowers; Ultrasol for fertigation; Qrop for open field application; Speedfol for foliar application; and Allganic for organic farming. It offers iodine and iodine derivatives for use in a range of medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and industrial applications, including X-ray contrast media, polarizing films for LCD, antiseptics, biocides and disinfectants, in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, herbicides, electronics, pigments, and dye components. In addition, the company provides lithium carbonates for various applications comprising electrochemical materials for batteries, frits for the ceramic and enamel industries, heat-resistant glass, air conditioning chemicals, continuous casting powder for steel extrusion, primary aluminum smelting process, pharmaceuticals, and lithium derivatives. Further, it supplies lithium hydroxide, which is used as a raw material in the lubricating grease and battery industries; and produces potassium chloride, a commodity fertilizer, as well as potassium sulfate, a specialty fertilizer. Additionally, the company offers industrial chemicals, such as sodium nitrate, potassium nitrate, boric acid, potassium chloride, and solar salts; and sells other fertilizers and blends. It sells its products through sales offices and a network of distributors worldwide. Chemical and Mining Company of Chile Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.

5,008 Employees
Last Reported Date: 08/26/15
Founded in 1968

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quimica y minera chile-a (SQM/A) Key Developments

Patricio Contesse Files Lawsuit Against Sociedad Química Y Minera De Chile S.A

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. announced that the company’s former CEO, Mr. Patricio Contesse G., has filed a labor lawsuit against SQM, claiming payment allegedly owed by the company in relation to the termination of Mr. Contesse’s employment contract. The total amount claimed in the lawsuit is approximately CHL 4,000 million (approximately USD 5.7 million), including severance payments for years of service and other payments. SQM has confirmed that the company has not paid any indemnities to Mr. Contesse and that, with respect to the lawsuit, the company will take the legal actions it considers necessary, whether as plaintiff or as defendant, in a timely manner.

Sociedad Quimica Y Minera De Chile to Close Mining Operations at its Pedro de Valdivia Facility

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) announced that it will close the mining operation at its Pedro de Valdivia facility, due to an increase in iodine production capacity at its Nueva Victoria facilities. SQM said it was no longer necessary to continue the mining operation at the Pedro de Valdivia facility in the second region of Chile, as the company's iodine production capacity is expected to reach 9,000 tonnes/year at the Nueva Victoria facilities, located in the first region of Chile. The mining operation has been largely focused on the production of nitrates and currently produces 500,000 tonnes/year. The operation also has iodine production of approximately 2,800 tonnes/year. SQM said it would partially continue operating the iodine plants, processing iodine solutions and operating other facilities at Pedro de Valdivia. Production of iodine and nitrates at the site will be reduced to approximately a third of current capabilities. The iodine output from the Nueva Victoria facility and the operations being maintained in Pedro de Valdivia will amount to an overall iodine production capacity of approximately 10,000 tonnes/year. Around 713 employees will be impacted by the closure of the Pedro de Valdivia production facilities.

Sociedad Qu mica y Minera de Chile S.A. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

Sociedad Qu mica y Minera de Chile S.A. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported profit from operating activities of $136,747,000 compared to $110,728,000 a year ago. Profit before taxes was $111,737,000 compared to $100,949,000 a year ago. Profit from continuing operations was $83,862,000 compared to $72,108,000 a year ago. For the six months, the company reported profit from operating activities of $236,668,000 compared to $231,170,000 a year ago. Profit before taxes was $211,341,000 compared to $211,551,000 a year ago. Profit from continuing operations was $155,674,000 compared to $153,845,000 a year ago. Net cash generated from operating activities was $292,817,000 compared to $385,472,000 a year ago. Acquisition of property, plant and equipment was $53,392,000 compared to $56,536,000 a year ago.


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