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.
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.
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