(acron) -- In 2011 Acron's total commercial output was up 4.9% year-on-year to 5,821,600 tonnes, record high for the company history.
In 2011 Acron's ammonia output increased 2.8% and nitrogen fertiliser output rose 7.3% year-on-year. Demand for all nitrogen fertilisers remained strong in 2011 which allowed Acron and Dorogobuzh to maintain maximum utilisation of their production facilities. The Group's nitrogen fertilisers are in great demand both in Russia and in Asia, North and Latin America.
In H1 2012 Acron intends to commission a new urea facility with the production capacity of 330,000 tonnes per year which will enable the Group to boost urea and UAN production already this year.
In 2011 the environment of the complex fertiliser world market remained favourable. Due to this, all production facilities of the Group operated at high utilisation level and raised output 6.5% in this segment, including 20% increase in the output of bulk blends.
The Group posted higher output of industrial products which went up 8.4% in this segment (1,011,400 tonnes).
Due to recovery of demand for low-density and technical-grade ammonium nitrate on the part of industrial consumers (mining companies), the Group's Russian facilities increased its output 37.2% year-on-year.
Given the recovery of the Russian wood processing industry, urea-formaldehyde resin output was up 12.4% to 176,500 tonnes.