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Uralkali reports decreased potash production in 2012

2:12 AM MST | January 15, 2013 | Sotirios Frantzanas

Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), among the world's biggest producers of potash with a market share of about 20%, says its potassium chloride production in full year 2012 decreased 16%, to 9.12 million m.t. compared with 10.83 million m.t. in full year 2011. Uralkali's average capacity utilization rate in 2012 reached 80%, despite lower capacity utilization at the beginning and at the end of 2012, the company says. According to Vladislav Baumgertner, CEO of Uralkali, the 2012 utilization rate "enabled us to satisfy in full the demand from our customers, and...

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