Russia Q1 fertilizer, plastics output down

18 April 2012 16:13  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia's overall production of fertilizers and plastics fell in the first quarter of 2012 compared with the same period in 2011, Russian statistics agency Rosstat said on Wednesday.

The country's total output of mineral fertilizers in January–March 2012 decreased by 8% year on year, to 4.4m tonnes, said Rosstat.

Nitrogen fertilizers output was down by 0.5% year on year at 2.12m tonnes, while potash production dropped to 1.457m tonnes, down by 20%. Ammonia production was down by 8% year on year, to 3.427m tonnes.

The country's total output of plastics in the first quarter was down by 4.4% year on year at 1.3m tonnes, said Rosstat.

However, synthetic rubber production rose by 3.7% year on year, to 390,000 tonnes, the agency added.

By: Sergei Blagov
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