MOSCOW, 16 Oct. The Federal Antimonopoly service opposed the change of the mechanism the prices of fertilizers for agriculture, believes sufficient current agreement of producers and consumers, said the Deputy Minister Andrey Tsyganov.
“We are already discussing our ideas. Our ideas are that the system of agreements, which is now declared between producers of mineral fertilizers with consumers, taking into account long-term contracts which exist between them, some special mechanisms that will deter the market participants are not very necessary. This topic is important, you need a canopy. But everyone knows that the Antimonopoly service watches,” said he.
“We believe that the fertilizer market and to a large extent, but not completely, the market of raw materials for production of mineral fertilizers, he came in more or less reasonable, normal, clear state. If we used for Apatite concentrate was one manufacturer, now three. The only problematic resource market is a market in sulfur,” he added.
While Tsyganov noted that there are some things that the FAS at 90% still disagree. For example, attempts at regional level to regulate the fertilizer market. “We know that there is the idea of conclusion of the agreement between management entity and supplier of mineral fertilizers in the region. But we had to write a special letter we call, what provisions there should not be”, — he explained.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said that the Russian authorities expect to continue to negotiate with the manufacturers of fertilizer prices, it was not necessary to impose export duties. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has submitted that the government agreed with the fertilizer producers to keep prices until spring of next year. For its part, the Ministry of agriculture said that the producers agreed that the price of fertilizer until the end of 2015, not only will not rise, but some positions may decrease by as much as 2-5%.