Uralchem made history with its record-breaking production rates of ammonium nitrate and related derivatives in 2014.
The company’s total volume of gross output for 2014 was 2,940,000 tons, which was a 5 percent increase over 2013.
Uralchem’s production rate of ammonia in 2014 was 777,000 tons, which was an increase of 1 percent over the previous year.
In contrast, the company’s production of urea decreased to 1,110,000 tons, which is 2 percent less than its 2013 production rates. Uralchem’s urea production rate makes it Russia’s second most productive urea company.
Uralchem’s production rates for its main commodities are 6.5 percent lower, amounting to 5,645,000 tons in 2014. This decrease is because Russia has forced companies to cease producing resurrection fertilizers.
In early 2014, Uralchem was temporarily shut down because it was no longer allowed to use JSC Fosagro as its main raw material, which the company uses to produce phosphate fertilizers. This factor also influenced the expanded output of nitrogen.
Uralchem faced many difficult conditions in 2014 because of external factors. In applying lessons learned in 2014, Uralchem said it has improved its internal efficiency by developing, maintaining, increasing and improving its existing facilities and logistics operations. The company seeks to improve its investment planning and minimize any additional unnecessary costs as it moves forward.