US June DAP production drops 12% from May

16 July 2008 15:25  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--US diammonium phosphate (DAP) fertilizer production reached 699,000 short tons in June, down 12% month on month and down 1% year on year, according to data released by The Fertilizer Institute on Wednesday.

Production was thought to be down due to a combination of sulphur shortages and planned maintenance at Agrifos’s Pasadena DAP facility.

Monammonium phosphate (MAP) production reached 332,000 short tons, down 21% on May 2008 and down 7% on June 2007.

DAP inventories were 601,000 short tons, down 15% on May 2008, but up 9% on June 2007 levels. MAP inventories totalled 321,000 short tons, up 5% on May 2008 but down 7% on June 2007.

Total shipments - or producer disappearance - for DAP reached 803,000 short tons, down 6% on May 2008 but up 8% on June 2007. Increased DAP movement to India was offset by a slower domestic market.

Producer disappearance for MAP reached 316,000 short tons, down 46% on May 2008 and 16% on June 2007 levels.

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By: Mike Nash
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