Ukraine: soda ash production down

The production of soda ash in October 2009 decreased by 30.9% or 27,300 tons compared to 61,000 tons (100%, potash free) in October 2009, as reported by the Cherkasy state scientific research institut…

The production of soda ash in October 2009 decreased by 30.9% or 27,300 tons compared to 61,000 tons (100%, potash free) in October 2009, as reported by the Cherkasy state scientific research institute of technical and economic information in chemical industry. OJSC Crimean Soda Plant reduced its output of soda ash by 10.3% to 61,000 tons in October 2009. In the January-October 2009 period, the production of soda ash decreased by 32.3% or 266,000 tons to 556,300 tons year-on-year. As reported earlier, the production of soda ash decreased by 35.4% or 28,000 tons in September 2009, compared to 51,000 tons (100%, potash free) in September 2008. In 2008, the production of soda ash increased 4.3% or 40,000 tons to 977,800 tons compared to 2007.