20 December 2011 17:03 [Source: ICIS news]
SAO PAULO (ICIS)--Brazil's fertilizer sales reached 2.7m tonnes in November, down by 0.2% year on year, the Fertilizer Distribution Association (ANDA) said on Tuesday.
Fertilizer production in November reached over 858,000 tonnes, down 1.1% year on year.
Fertilizer imports reached 1.6m tonnes in November, up 2.2% year on year.
In the first 11 months of 2011, sales grew 16.3% year on year to 26.5m tonnes.
Output during the first 11 months of 2011 totalled 9.0m tonnes, up 4.1% compared with the same period of 2010, ANDA said.
Imports totalled 18.6m tonnes in the January-November period, up 31.5% year on year, ANDA added.
Sales grew in the January-November period mainly as a result of higher demand for sugarcane, coffee, corn, rice, wheat, cotton and soybeans, the association added.
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