Russia Jan-Aug ferts exports up overall but ammonia down

10 October 2012 15:02  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia's overall exports of fertilizers were up in January-August 2012 but ammonia exports decreased, the country's customs agency said on Wednesday.

Russia's exports of nitrogen fertilizers were 2.6% up year on year in January-August at 7.3m tonnes, the Russian Federal Customs Service said in a statement. The export value was $2.31bn (€1.8bn), or 12% up year on year, it said.

The country's potash exports were 14.4% up year on year at 5.48m tonnes and 48.8% up year on year in value at $2.44bn, the statement said.

Russia's exports of mixed fertilizers were 15.6% up year on year at 6.23m tonnes and 14.8% up year on year in terms of value at $2.87bn, according to the statement.

Meanwhile, the country's ammonia exports were 32.5% down year on year at 1.79m tonnes, and 25.1% down year on year in terms of value at $777m, the statement said.

($1 = €0.78)

By: Sergei Blagov
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