Crimean Soda Plant raises output by 12.2% in 2005

The Crimean soda plant (Crimea, Krasnoperekopsk), the Ukraine“s largest producer of soda ash, increased its output in 2005 at comparable prices by 12.2% or UAH 44.534 million to UAH 409.574 million c…

The Crimean soda plant (Crimea, Krasnoperekopsk), the Ukraine“s largest producer of soda ash, increased its output in 2005 at comparable prices by 12.2% or UAH 44.534 million to UAH 409.574 million compared to the same period of 2004. According to a company statement, the plant increased soda ash production by 12.4% or 79,000 tons compared with the same period of 2004, to 717,000 tons, including A grade soda by 24.7% or 77,000 tons to 389,000 tons. Crimean soda plant increased its sales by 29% or UAH 105.423 million to UAH 486.522 million. The plant also increased production by 17.6% to UAH 278.979 million. The plant produces soda ash of A brand (heavy soda) and B brand (light soda).