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PhosAgro Fertilizer Sales up 14% y-o-y in 1H 2013

31 July 2013

Moscow – PhosAgro (Moscow Exchange, LSE: PHOR), a leading global vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producer, announces its production results for the six months ended 30 June 2013.


Total fertilizer production and sales in 1H 2013 grew 12.9% and 14.0% year-on-year, respectively. Phosphate-based fertilizer production and sales* in the first half of 2013 increased by 6.2% and 8.7% year-on-year, respectively.


PhosAgro’s production and sales volumes for the six months ended 30 June 2013 are summarized in the tables below.


Production Volumes by type

(kmt)

1H 2013

1H 2012

Change y-o-y

Phosphate-based fertilizers

2,305.6

2,170.6

6.2%

Nitrogen-based fertilizers

675.2

468.7

44.1%

TOTAL fertilizers

2,980.8

2,639.3

12.9%

Apatit mine and beneficiation plant

4,373.8

4,397.7

(0.5%)

Other products**

74.1

13.1

465.6%


Sales Volumes by type

(kmt)

1H 2013

1H 2012

Change y-o-y

Phosphate-based fertilizers

2,307.3

2,123.2

8.7%

Nitrogen-based fertilizers

659.6

479.6

37.5%

TOTAL fertilizers

2,966.9

2,602.8

14.0%

Apatit mine and beneficiation plant

1,957.2

2,187.7

(10.5%)

Other products**

147.6

166.9

(11.6%)


Commenting on the 1H 2013 production results, OJSC PhosAgro Deputy CEO Andrey A. Guryev said: “In the first half of 2013 we increased production and sales of both phosphate- and nitrogen-based fertilizers vs. 1H 2012, and kept our production facilities operating at near 100% capacity.


“This is primarily the result of our successful strategy of enhancing PhosAgro’s production and sales flexibility, which has enabled us to adapt to changing demand with new products and by opening new geographies to which we supply our fertilizers.


“Going forward we will continue to focus on production flexibility by launching new production lines, introducing new grades of fertilizers, and increasing domestic market sales.”


The table below provides a breakdown of production volumes by major product for 1H 2013:


Production Volumes

(kmt)

1H 2013

1H 2012

Change y-o-y

Apatit mine and beneficiation plant

Phosphate rock

3,895.2

3,877.0

0.5%

Nepheline concentrate

478.6

520.7

(8.1%)

Phosphate-based fertilizers

DAP/MAP

1,092.7

1,005.0

8.7%

NPK

863.2

856.8

0.7%

NPS

149.3

157.5

(5.2%)

APP

45.3

29.3

54.6%

MCP

123.9

122.0

1.6%

SOP

31.2

-

-

Nitrogen-based fertilizers

AN

182.3

217.5

(16.2%)

NP

33.3

-

-

Urea

459.6

251.2

83.0%

Other products

AlF3

14.1

13.1

7.6%

STPP

60.0

-

-

Feed stock

Ammonia

521.2

534.0

(2.4%)

Phosphoric acid (kt P2O5)

874.8

804.0

8.8%

Sulphuric acid (kt monohydrate)

2,187.3

2,225.6

(1.7%)


The table below provides a breakdown of sales volumes by major product for 1HY 2013:


Sales Volumes

(kmt)

1H 2013

1H 2012

Change y-o-y

Apatite mine and beneficiation plant

Phosphate rock*

1,479.4

1,676.7

(11.8%)

Nepheline concentrate

477.8

511.0

(6.5%)

Phosphate-based fertilizers

DAP/MAP

1,061.7

983.6

7.9%

NPK

845.3

862.3

(2.0%)

NPS

199.3

129.5

53.9%

APP

46.6

24.5

90.2%

MCP

121.0

123.3

(1.9%)

SOP

33.4

-

-

Nitrogen-based fertilizers

AN

196.5

205.1

(4.2%)

NP

17.4

-

-

Urea

445.7

274.5

62.4%

Other products

AlF3

13.6

13.2

3.0%

STPP

57.3

-

-

Ammonia

3.3

61.4

(94.6%)

Phosphoric acid

14.1

4.9

187.8%

Sulphuric acid

59.3

87.4

(32.2%)


Conference Call and Webcast


On 31 July 2013 PhosAgro will release its operating results for the six months ended 30 June 2013. The Company will hold a conference call and webcast the same day at 14:00 London time (17:00 Moscow; 09:00 New York), to discuss its 6M 2013 operating results and the outcome of its 31 July 2013 Board of Directors meeting.

During the conference call, PhosAgro Deputy CEO Andrey A. Guryev will present the results and answer questions from conference call participants.

The call will be held in English, with simultaneous translation into Russian on a separate line. Participants will be required to tell the operator which language to connect to when dialling in.


Webcast links:

English: www.media-server.com/en
Russian: www.media-server.com/ru


Conference call dial-ins:

Moscow: +7 499 272 4337

New York: +1 646 843 4608

London: +44 (0) 20 3003 2666


Toll Free:

UK: 0808 109 0700

USA: 1 866 966 5335

Russia (Moscow only): 8 10 8002 1774011


Conference call password: PhosAgro


M:Communications

Sam VanDerlip

vanderlip@mcomgroup.com

+44 7554 993 032



* Excluding intra-group sales

** Excluding feed stock