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Togliattiazot increases urea supply to Russian market

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In February 2021, TOAZ PJSC (Togliattiazot) increased supplies of urea to the Russian domestic market to 35 000 t. The growth compared to the same period in 2020 was 20%.

At the end of 2020, the specified volume amounted to more than 250 000 t, and the share of TOAZ in the domestic market of the Russian Federation was about 15%. At the same time, the share of urea produced by TOAZ in supplies for the needs of the agro-industrial complex of the Russian Federation (agricultural consumption) was about 30%.

Vladislav Pustynnikov, Deputy General Director - Commercial Director of Togliattiazot Corporation JSC, noted: "The Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation announced the needs of Russian agricultural producers for 2021. They increased to 4.5 million t in active substance. We promptly responded to the increased needs of the domestic agro-industrial complex and in February re-directed shipments in order to provide farmers with the necessary volumes of mineral fertilizers.

Over the past years, TOAZ has been actively developing urea supplies to the Russian market to fulfil the needs of the agricultural sector. This is facilitated by an increase in production - the output of urea in 2020 amounted to 839 000 t (in 2019 – 784.6 000 t) - this figure is a record for TOAZ since 1991.

The company is constantly improving its production facilities taking into account the growing demand in the domestic market. As a part of the strategic modernisation programme in the amount of over 51 billion rubles TOAZ carried out a complete renovation of both urea production units, ensuring their stable and uninterrupted operation, increasing the reliability of the equipment in accordance with the current requirements in the field of industrial and environmental safety. The construction of a third unit with a capacity of 2200 tpd is also underway; its commissioning is scheduled for late 2021 - early 2022."

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