US urea imports up by nearly 18% in 2012

11 February 2013 23:20  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US urea imports in 2012 were up by nearly 18% from the same time period a year earlier, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Monday.

According to the report, US urea imports rose to 6,914,334 tonnes in 2012 from 5,860,112 tonnes in 2011.

Imports rose in 2012 mainly because of increased product from Russia and Oman.

Oman at 1,022,968 tonnes was the major source of US urea imports, followed by Russia at 490,270 tonnes and Indonesia at 291,159 tonnes.

Other sources included Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain.


By: Mark Milam



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