Fertilizer production and export grows in Russia

According to the Russian Association of Fertilizer Producers, the volume of fertilizer use by Russian farmers may reach 11 million tons in the next 5-7 years.

So far, of course, this figure is far behind the forecast.

Thus, over the past year, Russian farmers purchased 5.2 million tons of fertilizers, and this was a record value for all time.

To reach the figure of 11 million tons, RAPU plans to invest about 2 trillion rubles both in the development of production capacities and in logistics channels.

At the same time, investments give the desired result in the long term, and this is very clearly visible.

For example, over the past 15 years, production capacities in Russia have increased by 1.5 times, about 1.8 trillion rubles had to be spent on this over 10 years.

In general, Russia currently produces about 29 million tons of mineral fertilizers annually.

At the same time, the consumer is not only the agricultural sector, the products of Russian enterprises are in demand both in the mining and manufacturing industries.

What are the export volumes of fertilizers?


First of all, Russia is focused on meeting its own needs for fertilizers. Moreover, this is the only country in the world that succeeds in this in full and in all respects.

In addition, a significant amount of fertilizers is also produced for export.

Last year, for example, the volume of exports in monetary terms amounted to $19 billion.

Russia supplies its fertilizers to more than 100 countries of the world, with 70% going to friendly states.

In general, Russia ranks first in terms of exports of fertilizers and second (after China) in terms of their production.

How is the industry developing?


The development of fertilizer production is inseparable from the development of agriculture.

In this regard, Russia is growing at a faster pace: fertilizer consumption is increasing by about 11% per year, while the world average annual growth rate of this indicator is only 1.5%.

It is obvious that increasing the use of fertilizers is a guarantee that yields will also increase in the future, which will allow Russia to assert its position in the world market for grain and other crops.

“We are constantly working on improving application technologies.

Worldwide, three quarters of mineral fertilizers are applied in liquid and gaseous forms and only a quarter in solid form, we have the opposite picture, and we are working to ensure that as much fertilizer as possible is applied in an accessible form so that plants can immediately use them, ” said Roman Nekrasov, head of the crop production department of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.