Russia's Uralkali increases nine-month potash production

18 October 2011 15:30  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Uralkali increased potash production for the first nine months of 2011, the Russian producer said on Tuesday.

In January-September 2011, Uralkali produced 8.06m tonnes, 4% up from the combined total of 7.72m tonnes produced by Uralkali and Silvinit in the first nine months of last year, Uralkali said.

In June 2011, Uralkali and Silvinit finalised their merger, aimed at creating the world’s leading potash producer. The merged company is called Uralkali.

Its production facilities are in Berezniki in the Perm region of the Urals. In 2010, Uralkali produced 5.1m tonnes of potash and Silvinit 5.2m tonnes.

By: Sergei Blagov
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