16 October 2007 16:19 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Moroccan producer Office Cherifien des Phosphates (OCP) has increased nine-month exports of diammonium phosphate (DAP) fertilizer to Europe by 57% compared with 2006 levels, official data released by the company confirmed on Tuesday.
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The EU’s abandonment last month of the set aside land principle, the practice of fallowing agricultural land in order to reduce excessive food production, and high crop prices have encouraged further cultivation in
France was the largest recipient of Moroccan DAP, accounting for 174,000 tonnes, followed by
However, OCP’s total global exports reached 759,300 tonnes of DAP in the January-September period, down 4.8% on the 798,000 tonnes exported in the same period of 2006.
The drop was mainly accounted for by lower exports to
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