Russia fertilizer company Uralchem increases Jan–Sept output

14 November 2011 14:53  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Uralchem's overall output was up in the first nine months of 2011, the Russian fertilizer producer said on Monday.

From January–September, the company's plants produced 3.815m tonnes of fertilizers and other chemical products, a rise of 6% year on year, said Uralchem.

It produced 2.032m tonnes of ammonium nitrate (AN), up 7% year on year, while urea output was up by 3% year on year to 364,755 tonnes.

Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (NPK) fertilizer production reached 445,604 tonnes, up by 18% year on year, while monoammonium phosphate (MAP) fertilizer output reached 357,171 tonnes, a year-on-year rise of 63%. Ammonia output rose by 2% year on year to 402,734 tonnes.

Because of market conditions, the company halted production of diammonium phosphate (DAP) and nitrogen, phosphate and sulphur (NPS) fertilizers to enable it to increase production of better-selling MAP and NPK fertilizers, the company said.

Uralchem controls the Kirovo-Chepetsk plant in Kirov region, Perm Mineral Fertilizers and Azot Berezniki plants in Perm region, and the Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers plant in Moscow region.

Uralchem's plants have total production capacities of more than 2.5m tonnes of AN, 2.2m tonnes of ammonia and 500,000 tonnes of urea, according to the company.

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By: Sergei Blagov
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