Turkmenistan plans to increase chemical fertiliser production

Business Materials 1 October 2012 16:24 (UTC +04:00)

Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Oct. 1 /Trend H. Hasanov/

State owned Turkmenchemistry is planning to conduct the reconstruction and modernisation of phosphoric fertilisers to reach ammonium superphosphate production volumes of 300,000 tons a year, according to national programme of social and economic development, the state concern report stated on Monday.

Launch of a new sulphuric acid production will be included at the Turkmenabat chemistry plant with a capacity of 500,000 tons a year is also planned.

The chemical field development programme for 2016-2019 is planning on potassium sulphate production with a capacity of 200-250 tons a year with the use of sulphuric acid and potassium chloride as a basic raw material.

The information notes that this new production capacity of the local chemical industry is promising and profitable due to possibilities for a partial export of sulphuric acid.

Sulphuric acid is one of the most frequently used goods in the world with more than 200 million tons a year due to global heating. The trade amounts to 15 million tons a year due forthe use of sulphuric acid generally in the countries, where it is produced.

European countries, Korea and Japan are major exporters of sulphuric acid, while China, Chile and the countries of Asia Pacific region, including Australia and India are the general importers.

The increase of consumer demand for phosphoric fertilisers in recent years led to the global price growth of sulphuric acid.