US 2011 urea imports fall 12% year on year

10 February 2012 20:21  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US urea imports for 2011 were down 12% from 2010, according to data released by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday.

US 2011 urea imports fell to 5.86m tonnes in 2011 from 6.63m tonnes in 2010.

Imports fell last year as a result of decreased demand in North America for fertilizers and industrial uses, market sources said.

Imports in December decreased to 410,563 tonnes from 835,700 tonnes in December 2010, the ITC said.

December imports also fell from 429,626 tonnes in November 2011.

The biggest exporters of ammonia to the US last year were Canada at 1.58m tonnes, Saudi Arabia at 586,757 tonnes, China at 422,228 tonnes and Qatar at 393,176 tonnes. 

Other sources included Bahrain, Kuwait, Venezuela, Trinidad & Tobago, Germany and United Kingdom.

By: Frank Zaworski
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