Russian zeolite industry could get second wind from changing government policy

By IM Staff
Published: Monday, 21 December 2015

A state-backed programme to substitute imports of certain food products, such as premixes for animal feeds which Russia previously sourced from the West, could give a leg-up to Russia’s zeolite industry, which collapsed after the fall of the Soviet Union. Vladislav Vorotnikov, IM Correspondent, discovers how local businesses are taking the opportunity to expand the market for zeolite.

The upheaval of the Russian economy over the last two years as a result of sanctions following the annexation of Ukraine, the devaluation of the rouble and the decline in global oil prices may have an unexpected silver lining, in the form of the rising demand for zeolite. 


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