Bulgaria — the leader in the supply of soda ash in Russia! In 2021, the volume of imports of soda ash amounted to 86 thousand tons with a total value of 13 million dollars. In January-June, 2021, Russian importers purchased 69.5 thousand tons of soda ash for the amount of 12.7 million dollars. Thus, based on the results of the first half of 2021, the volume of imports of soda ash relative to the same period in 2016 increased by 2.5 times in physical terms and by 3.4 times in monetary terms.
In January 2016 — June 2017, Russia received soda ash produced in 20 countries. The bulk of imports of soda fell on products from Bulgaria. In the period under study, the volume of imports of Bulgarian soda ash accounted for 66% of total imports.