Brazil May fertilizer deliveries fall 2.1% year on year

11 June 2013 19:35  [Source: ICIS news]

MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--Brazilian fertilizer deliveries to end-consumers totalled 2.35m tonnes in May, down by 2.1% compared with the same month last year, according to statistics released by the country’s National Fertilizer Distribution Association (Anda) on Tuesday.

Accumulated deliveries in the January through May period have reached 9.53m tonnes, up by about 3% from 9.26m tonnes a year earlier, the association said.

The country’s domestic production of fertilizer intermediaries in May increased by 16.3% year on year to 819,687 tonnes from 704,947 tonnes, while output rose in the first five months of the year by 3.1% to 3.80m tonnes.

Last month’s exports of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium-based fertilizers rose by 49.4% to 85,679 tonnes from 57,345 tonnes a year earlier, while exports increased in the first five months by 79.4% to 273,302 tonnes from 152,330 tonnes, Anda said.

Imports of intermediary fertilizers reached 2.15m tonnes last month, up by about 40% compared with 1.54m tonnes a year earlier, while imports in January through May increased by about 32% to 7.64m tonnes from 5.80m tonnes a year earlier.

By: Simon West

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