Brazil fertilizer imports increased in 2011 year on year

19 January 2012 16:46  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Brazil's imports of fertilizers increased in 2011 from 2010 with only ammonia registering a tonnage decline, according to data made available on Thursday by Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Trade.

Brazil's imports of urea, potash, diammonium phosphate (DAP) and ammonia were valued by the ministry at a total of nearly $7.49bn (€5.84bn).

Imports of muriate of potash (MOP) totalled 7.68m tonnes in 2011, a 25% increase from the 6.12m tonnes imported in 2010. MOP imports were valued at $3.5bn.

Diammonium phosphate (DAP) imports in 2011 increased 75% from 2010 to 4.34m tonnes. The DAP tonnes were valued at $2.49bn.

Urea increased to 3.04m tonnes in 2011, up 19% from the prior year. Urea imports were valued at $1.32bn.

Ammonia imports decreased in 2011 year on year to 334m tonnes from 364m tonnes in 2010. Ammonia imports were valued at $185m.

($1 = €0.78)

By: Frank Zaworski
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