Russia's Jan-Aug nitrogen fertilizers exports rise, potash declines

14 October 2013 15:30  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia's overall exports of nitrogen fertilizers increased in the January-August period while potash exports declined, the country's customs agency said on Monday.

Nitrogen fertilizer exports reached 7.92m tonnes, up from 7.31m tonnes in the same period last year, the Russian Federal Customs Service said in a statement. The export value was reported at $2.4bn (€1.8bn), up from $2.3bn in the 2012 January-August period, it said.

The country's potash exports fell to 3.97m tonnes from 5.48m tonnes year on year, while potash export value was reported at $1.43bn, down from $2.44bn, according to the statement.

Russia's exports of mixed fertilizers reached 6.18m tonnes, down from 6.23m tonnes, while export value was $2.56bn compared with $2.87bn in the same period last year, according to the statement.

Meanwhile, the country's ammonia exports amounted to 2.21m tonnes, up from 1.79m tonnes year on year, with export value at $1.12bn, up from $777m last year, the statement said.

By: Sergei Blagov
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