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Argus FSU Fertilizer 2015. Production and Logistics

The Argus FSU Fertilizer 2015 - Production and Logistics conference was held in Minsk, Belarus, on 9-11 September. The title partner of the event was Belarusian Potash Company, one of the largest global suppliers of potassium chloride. The conference was sponsored by Belarusian nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer producers as Grodno Azot and the Gomel Chemical Plant.

More than 200 delegates representing over 80 companies from 27 countries took part in the conference, discussing the current trends in the global fertilizer market, the largest producers’ plans for capacity expansion, the implementation of new mining projects in Commonwealth of Independent States countries as well as key logistical aspects. The event was attended by the leading fertilizer producers from Russia and CIS such as Belaruskali, Grodno Azot, Gomel Chemical Plant, Uralchem, Kazphosphate, Togliattiazot and Phosagro as well as by the largest global companies producing, exporting, importing and shipping mineral fertilizers.

 Belarus’ deputy economy minister Dmitry Krutoy delivered a welcome speech to the conference delegates.

The first session focused on an overview of the global fertilizer market and included a presention by Michel Prud’homme (International Fertilizer Industry Associatio). Argus' Mounir Halim reported on trends in the global NPK fertilizer market.

The following sessions covering fertilizer production and logistics and included presentations by Belaruskali General Director Ivan Golovaty,  Grodno Azot General Director Konstantin Mayanov, and Gomel Chemical Plant General Director Dmitriy Chernyakov.

During the last day of the conference delegates had an opportunity to visit the operating potassium chloride mines in Soligorsk. Belaruskali kindly provided a guided tour of the production facilities.

“On behalf of Belarusian Potash Company I would like to express our gratitude to Argus Media for arranging this conference in Minsk. As one of the largest global exporters of potash fertilizers Belarus is highly interested in maintaining a healthy balance in the market that will be beneficial to all participants,” Belarusian Potash Company General Director Elena Kudryavets said. “The conference gave us an opportunity to establish new business links and develop existing relationships with our partners as well as to have a better understanding of each other.”

Argus and Belarusian Potash Company plan to hold their second fertilizer conference in Minsk next year.

For further details please contact the Moscow conference department:

General Partner

ArgusJSC Belarusian Potash Company (BPC) exports potash fertilizers produced by JSC Belaruskali who is the top potash producer globally in terms of capacity. Every fifth ton is exported from Belarus. BPC enjoys market leadership in potash fertilizer sales being one of the largest exporters to the key regions - China, India, Brazil, South-East Asia, and Latin America.

Representative offices in Beijing, New Delhi, Singapore, and Sao Paulo represent The Company’s interests on the main markets. The headquarters in Minsk coordinates their operations. BPC exports premium quality potash fertilizers to over 100 countries. BPC’s work is based on the fundamental principles of being respectful of our buyers regardless of the value of a transaction and ready to meet the demand in any required volumes. BPC strives to support price environment in every region and is committed to following a uniform pricing policy within every country. Likewise, BPC is working to facilitate a dialogue between the consumers and producers in order to ensure global food security.



ArgusJSC Grodno Azot ranks among the largest chemical companies of Belarus forming the foundation of its petrochemical complex and specializing in production of ammonia (976 800 tpa), prilled urea (about 700 000 tpa), granular urea (about 400 000 tpa), liguid nitrogen fertilizers (UAN) (720 000 tpa), ammonium sulfate (380 000 t/year), caprolactam (140 000 tpa), methanol (about 80 000 tpa), FAME (32 000 tpa).

The enterprise also produces crystalline hydroxylamine sulfate, technical sulfuric acid of higher grade, liquid carbon dioxide, polyamide-6 (granulous), polymer composite materials, polyamide and polyester yarns (polyamide yarn light-and-heat stabilized including twisted yarn, polyamide texturized yarn BCF including twisted thermoset yarn BCF Heat-Set, polyester yarn HMLS), cord fabric greige and dipped, fabric for industrial use, wide range of consumer goods and specialty chemicals.

The company's products are widely used in agriculture and such industries as chemical and petrochemical, tyre, rubber goods, consumer goods, textile and woodworking.

Session Sponsor


ArgusOpen Joint Stock Company «Gomel Chemical Plant» is one of the largest petrochemical companies in Belarus and the country's only producing phosphorus fertilizers . In a short time , the company significantly expanded its production : factory specializes in the production of phosphate fertilizer complex and inorganic synthesis products.



  • Nitrogen-Phosphorus-Potassium Fertilizers;
  • Nitrogen-Phosphorus Fertilizers: Superphosphate, Ammophos;
  • Liquid complex fertilizers for different crops;
  • Sulfuric acid of industrial grade;
  • Sulfuric acid of enhanced grade
  • Sodium sulfite of industrial grade;
  • Sodium sulfite of photo grade;
  • Cryolite;
  • Aerosil;
  • Rust solvent;
  • Siftom;
  • Metaphosyl;
  • Herbicides;
  • Azophos;
  • Medical Oxygen;
  • Industrial Oxygen;
  • Phosphogypsum;
  • Aluminum fluoride;
  • Electrolyte.

Take advantage of unique marketing opportunities to promote your company at the event. We will be happy to assist you in targeting your business aims and choose the most effective form of cooperation.

Please contact Damir Iskandyarov for all sponsorship/exhibitor requests:

Argus FMB Potash