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2012.05.14 | Belarus’ mineral fertilizer output down 9.3% on year in Jan-Mar 2012

Belarus’ output of all mineral fertilizers decreased 9.3% on the year in January-March 2012 to 1.547 million tonnes, a representative of Belarus’ Statistics Committee told reporters.

The output of potash fertilizers decreased 12.1% on the year in January-March to 1.269 million tonnes, of nitrogen fertilizers went up 4.3% to 216,100 tonnes, and the production of phosphate fertilizers went up 13.5% to 61,400 tonnes in the period.

Chemical fiber and filament production grew 7% to 61,900 tonnes.

Combined output of Belarus’ chemical and petrochemical industry went up 29.8% on the year in January-March 2012 to 18.75 trillion Belarusian rubles (Br) in monetary terms ($2.341 billion at the NBB rate).

Inventories of chemical and petrochemical companies were at 30.9% of the average monthly output, or 1.42 trillion rubles ($177.278 million).