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Argus FSU Fertilizer Forum 2013

Market reporting agency Argus recently held an international forum -  Argus Russia and FSU Mineral Fertilizer Market on 27-29 November in Kiev.  The forum is a unique platform to consolidate for fertilizer suppliers, trade and logistics companies, state agencies, and agricultural producers.

The event was organized with the assistance of Russian Association of Fertilizer Industry (RAPU) and sponsored by FosAgro and Belarusian Potash Company

The key industry members, experts and specialists of fertilizer markets attended the forum to share global and domestic market outlooks, discuss the issues of product transit through neighboring countries and aspects of fertilizer shipment via Baltic and Black Sea ports.

The key speakers at the conference included Gazprombank, APK-Inform analysis agency, MSP Nika-Tera marine terminal, Eurosib and Oteko transport companies, Quest International Trading Company, Illichivsk Maritime Trade Port.

The first day was focused on an overview of the recent trends in the Russian and FSU fertilizer market. In particular, the discussion covered product exports and the position of Russian industry in the global market. The key topics of the second session included issues of transport and port infrastructure as well as plans of shipment capacity development.

The annual Argus reception was attended by over 150 guests at the conclusion of the conference first day.

Participants on the second day had a closer look at the current industry status and producers’ projects of capacity increase.