Russian ferts firm Uralchem reports higher 2013 ammonia, AN output

04 February 2014 15:23 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia's major fertilizer producer Uralchem on Tuesday reported a year-on-year increase in the overall production of ammonia and ammonium nitrate (AN) in 2013.

Last year, Uralchem produced 2.82m tonnes of ammonia, up 1.3% compared with 2012, due to stable operations at the group’s production facilities, it said.

In 2013, Uralchem also produced 2.79m tonnes of AN, a rise of 7% year on year, it added.

Meanwhile, production of urea amounted to 1.14m tonnes, or 2% down year on year, while phosphorous fertilizers output dropped 13% to 433,000 tonnes.

In 2013, Uralchem was Russia's top ammonia and AN producer, Uralchem CEO Dmitry Konyaev said. However, adverse global market conditions entailed decreased production of some products, notably phosphorous fertilizers, he added.

By Sergei Blagov