Uralchem and Uralkali have left the Russian Fertilizer Producers Association (RAPU), according to the Uralchem website. The companies, after consulting the Ministry of Industry and Trade, decided to freeze prices for the main groups of mineral fertilizers for Russian agricultural producers for the entire period of the autumn field work of the 2021 season at the level of May this year.
Uralchem said that it wants to be responsible for the decisions and the chosen course before the Russian government without intermediaries and additional approvals, the company said.
“In this regard, the companies Uralchem and Uralkali today announce the termination of their membership in the RAPU. This step is due to the fact that in the current difficult situation it is very difficult to develop and agree with all members of the RAPU a single position “, – the press service quotes the words of the chairman of the board of directors of Uralchem Dmitry Konyaev.
Mr. Konyaev noted that the companies will continue to work in close cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economic Development to provide Russian farmers with mineral fertilizers.
Uralchem and Uralkali are freezing prices for mineral fertilizers for the second time in a year. At the end of February, Russian farmers, who had to pay increased export duties on their products, got the price freeze from the suppliers of mineral fertilizers.
About how chemists froze prices for their products for agricultural producers in the Russian Federation at the beginning of the year – in the material of “Kommersant” “Fertilizer triumphs over evil.”