06 December 2007 11:28 [Source: ICIS news]
NEW DELHI (ICIS news)--Urea fertilizer imports could reach 8m tonnes/year unless new domestic capacity comes on line, said Luc Maene director general of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) on Thursday.
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Apparent consumption of urea reached 24.5m tonnes in 2006, and with domestic production at 20m tonnes, imports of 4.5m tonnes were necessary.
“This looks set to rise unless new plants were brought on line, existing plants were revamped or idle plants were revived”, Maene concluded.
The annual Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) conference takes place in
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