19 September 2012 20:40 [Source: ICIS news]
SAO PAULO (ICIS)--Brazil's fertilizer sales in August increased by 10.8% year on year to nearly 3.5m tonnes, the Fertilizer Distribution Association (Anda) said on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Brazil’s fertilizer production in August grew by 10.4% to 967,003 tonnes from the same month last year.
In the first eight months of 2012, sales grew by 4.8% year on year to nearly 17.8m tonnes, Anda added.
Output during the first eight months of 2012 totalled just over 6.3m tonnes, up 0.3% compared with the same period of 2011, the association said.
Imports totalled just over 12.6m tonnes in the January-August period, down 2.6% year on year, Anda added.
Sales grew in the January-August period mainly as a result of higher demand for sugarcane, cotton, coffee, corn, rice and soy, the association added.
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