Russia's January-May fertilizer output falls year on year

21 June 2012 15:57  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia's overall production of fertilizers has decreased in the past five months, the country's statistics agency Rosstat said on Thursday.

In January-May, the country's total output of mineral fertilizers was down by 3.7% year on year at 7.707m tonnes, according to the agency.

Nitrogen fertilizers output was up by 0.5% year on year at 3.554m tonnes, while ammonia production was 5.6% down year on year at 5.880m tonnes, the agency said.

However, in May 2012, the country's total output of mineral fertilizers was 2.2% up year on year at 1.684m tonnes. Last month, nitrogen fertilizers output was up by 3% year on year at 722,000 tonnes, it said, but ammonia output was still 1.6% down year on year at 1.259m tonnes.


By: Sergei Blagov
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