23 May 2012 14:35 [Source: ICIS news]
From January–April 2012 the country's total output of mineral fertilizers was down by 5.3% year on year at 6.02m tonnes, according to the agency.
Nitrogen fertilizers output was down by 0.1% year on year at 2.83m tonnes, while potash production dropped to 1.61m tonnes – 13.5% down year on year – it said. Ammonia production was 6.7% lower year on year at 4.62m tonnes, Rosstat said.
However, taking April's figures in isolation, the country's total output of mineral fertilizers was 3.4% up year on year at 1.61m tonnes. In the same month, nitrogen fertilizers output was up by 1.1% year on year at 712,000 tonnes, while potash production reached 638,000 tonnes, or 5.6% up year on year, it said.
Ammonia output in April was 5% down year on year at 1.19m tonnes, according to the agency.
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