06 December 2007 10:31 [Source: ICIS news]
NEW DELHI (ICIS news)--The global diammonium phosphate (DAP) fertilizer supply/demand balance looks set to remain tight through 2010, said Luc Maene, director general at the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) on Thursday.
“Between 2006 and 2011, [global] phosphate capacity is projected to increase, mostly in the form of DAP, at a rate of 4.2%/year,” said Maene speaking at the annual Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) conference.
“Global DAP consumption is forecast to grow at an annual rate of 3% between 2007 and 2011,” he added.
“A surplus exceeding 1.6m tonnes P2O5 (nutrient tonnes) may develop after 2011, if new large DAP projects are realised.”
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The annual Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) conference takes place in
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