Russia’s Uralchem increases fertilizer production in 2011

02 February 2012 12:37  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Uralchem’s output rose on a year-on-year basis in 2011, the Russian fertilizer producer said on Thursday.

Ammonium nitrate (AN) production increased by 6% from 2010 to reach 2.66m tonnes, while urea production was up by 11% at 498,585 tonnes, the company said in a statement.

Ammonia output was 558,819 tonnes, a rise of 8%.

Uralchem’s AN capacity is more than 2.5m tonnes/year, while it can produce 2.8m tonnes/year of ammonia and 1.2m tonnes/year of urea, according to the company’s figures.

Following the recent acquisition of the Perm Mineral Fertilizers plant, Uralchem “will become the second-largest producer of urea in Russia”, the company's CEO, Dmitry Konyaev, said in the statement.

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