Ensuring food security of Russia is a strategic priority for PhosAgro, say representatives of the company, noting that over the past three years the supply of fertilizers to the Russian market grew by more than a third.
MOSCOW, 29 Jan./strong>. Group “FosAgro” in 2015 delivered to the domestic market amounted to 1.63 million tons of fertilizers and feed phosphates; currently more than a quarter of the fertilizer consumed in Russia are produced at the company’s enterprises, reports the press service of “FosAgro”.
“Ensuring food security of Russia is a strategic priority for our company. Only in the last three years the supply of fertilizers to the Russian market grew by more than a third, increased the quality, range and list of services on the proper application of mineral fertilizers, their storage and delivery to the final consumer”, is given in the message words of the General Director of JSC “FosAgro” Andrey Guriev.
As noted in the press release, over the past three years PhosAgro directed at the modernization of the distribution network and transportation capacity in excess of 1.3 billion rubles, which allowed to reduce the cost of transshipment and storage of fertilizers. The company has established the largest Russian retail network “PhosAgro-Region” with offices in 12 major agricultural regions of Russia, as well as 20 warehouses, which can accommodate more than 450 thousand tons of fertilizer..
“Domestic fertilizer market is characterized by extremely high competition. The effective competition of companies fighting for reducing the cost of its products, is the best guarantee that customers will receive products at the most affordable prices. And a good level of demand in 2015 are the best evidence that prices are at an acceptable level. In the future we plan to increase sales in the domestic market in excess of two million tons”, — quoted the press service quoted the General Director of LLC “PhosAgro-Region” Sergey Pronin.
To support domestic farmers, the producers of mineral fertilizers in 2015, implemented the program to keep prices of the fertilizer jointly developed by the Russian Association of fertilizer producers, the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation and FAS. This has led to increased demand for fertilizers and the volume of purchases by 25% in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, added the press service.