Black Sea urea exports fall 100,000 tonnes in June

07 July 2008 11:41  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Shipments of urea from the Black Sea port of Yuzhny totalled 247,003 tonnes in June, down more than 100,000 tonnes from May, customs data showed on Monday.

The reduced exports were attributed to turnarounds at several plants, including Ukrainian producer Cherkassy, disrupted production elsewhere and delays to major Indian buying leading some producers to carry June tonnes over into July.

Exports of urea from Ukrainian producers totalled 233,234 tonnes and those from Russian producers were 13,768 tonnes.

This compares with 322,529 tonnes of Ukrainian urea and 33,577 tonnes of Russian urea shipped in May.

The majority of the urea, some 114,629 tonnes, shipped from Yuzhny in June was destined for Brazil.

Other export destinations last month included Turkey, which received 38,352 tonnes and Mexico, which received 33,562 tonnes.

The Black Sea port of Yuzhny is a major shipping terminal for urea and other fertilizers.

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By: Carl Roache
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