Mosaic profit rises on higher potash, phosphate volumes

March 28 Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:09am EDT

March 28 (Reuters) - U.S. fertilizer producer Mosaic Co reported a 26 percent rise in third-quarter profit, driven by higher potash and phosphate volumes.

Net profit attributable to Mosaic rose to $344.6 million, or 81 cents per share, from $273.3 million, or 64 cents per share, a year earlier.

Net sales rose to $2.24 billion from $2.19 billion.