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Uralkali Q1 Output Down 8%

Russia's Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer by output, said on Tuesday its potash output for the first quarter of 2015 decreased by 8 percent year-on-year to 2.7 million tons.

The fall was because of a drop in Uralkali's production capacity following an accident at the Solikamsk-2 mine and weaker demand in key markets, the company said.

Uralkali may review its 2015 output target, which is set at 10.2 million tons of potash, it added in a statement.

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