23 Nov 2022 14:26

Belarus supplies phosphate fertilizer to Russia totaling $97 mln in nine months - deputy PM

MINSK. Nov 23 (Interfax) - Belarusian fertilizer manufacturer OJSC Gomel Chemical Plant has started deliveries of its products to Russia this year, Deputy Prime Minister Petr Parkhomchik said on Wednesday.

"The Gomel Chemical Plant for the first time has entered the Russian market with its products. In January-September 2022, exported fertilizer totaled $97 million, and this was despite the surplus on the market," the BelTA state news agency quoted Parkhomchik as saying in parliament.

Parkhomchik also noted that, "measures have been taken to reorient exports of mixed fertilizer to the Russian market, as well as to produce new brands that are not subject to sectoral restrictive measures" as part of minimizing the Western sanctions that ban exporting potash fertilizer from Belarus.

"Since April 2022, work has been organized for transshipping Belarusian potassium through the ports of the Russian Federation," the deputy prime minister added.

OJSC Gomel Chemical Plant is Belarus's largest producer of phosphate-containing mineral fertilizer and products of inorganic synthesis. The plant was founded in 1963 as an enterprise for the production of superphosphates.