Uralkali

Uralkali is the world?s fifth-largest and Russia?s second-largest producer of potash fertilizers, accounting for 10% of global deliveries of these products.

Uralkali exploits the Verkhnekamskoye potassium and magnesium salt deposit, which is the world?s second-largest by reserves. The company is comprised of four mine management divisions, two mines and five factories. Belarusian Potash Company, a joint trader with Uralkali and Belaruskali, is a global leader in the export of potash, accounting for around one third of the world market.

Uralkali owns Baltic Bulk Terminal on the Port of St Petersburg (capacity of 6.2 mln tonnes per year and meeting the most advanced global standards). The company is implementing an extensive program of expansion and modernization (capacity is planned to increase from 5.5 mln tonnes in 2008 to 7.0 mln tonnes in 2012). Major projects include the construction of a new mine in the Ust-Yaivinsky field of the Verkhnekamskoye deposit.

In 2007, Uralkali become the first Russian public company in the chemicals sector to receive a listing on the London Stock Exchange. Its shares are also traded on the RTS and MICEX.