06 October 2009 12:10 [Source: ICIS news]
YOKOHAMA (ICIS news)--Demand for ammonia has dropped in the Philippines due to recent tropical storms and typhoons which have brought devastation to vast areas of the country, a source at Philippine Phosphate Fertilizers (Philphos) said on Tuesday.
Farmers could not use fertilizers as many agricultural areas were flooded, the source said. As a result, Philphos had not imported ammonia in recent weeks.
However, Philphos’s operations had not been directly affected by the storms, according to the source.
Ammonia demand would increase only when the affected areas recover and planting activities resume, the source added.
Philphos typically imports 10,000-15,000 tonnes/month of ammonia from
Philphos produces almost 1.2m tonnes/year of fertilizer. The company’s products are sold not only in the domestic market, but are also exported to
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