21 September 2011 21:10 [Source: ICIS news]
SAO PAULO (ICIS)--Brazil's fertilizer sales reached 3.1m tonnes in August, up 16.9% year on year, the Fertilizer Distribution Association (Anda) said on Wednesday.
Sales grew as a result of higher demand for sugarcane, coffee, corn, rice and wheat, the association added.
In the first eight months of 2011, sales grew 25.6% year on year to 17m tonnes.
However, fertilizer production in August reached 876,146 tonnes, up only 1% year on year.
Fertilizer imports reached nearly 1.9m tonnes in August, up 11% year on year.
Output in the first eight months of 2011 totalled 6.3m tonnes, up 4.4% compared with the same period of 2010, Anda said.
Imports totalled nearly 12.9m tonnes in the January-August period, up 45% year on year, Anda added.
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