US January urea imports up by 54% year on year - ITC

08 March 2013 21:38  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US urea imports in January 2013 were up by almost 54% from the same month a year earlier, according to data made available on Friday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

Urea imports rose to 896,004 tonnes in January from 582,465 tonnes in January 2012. Imports rose in January mainly because of increased product from China and Oman.

January imports increased from 573,374 tonnes in December 2012.

Oman at 150,662 tonnes was the major source of US urea imports, followed by China at 138,384 tonnes and Canada at 132,134 tonnes.

Other sources included Russia, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar and Trinidad & Tobago.


By: Mark Milam



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