Brazil fertilizer sales, production increase in June

16 July 2013 22:04  [Source: ICIS news]

CAMPINAS, Brazil (ICIS)--Brazilian sales of fertilizers increased about 6% in June year over year, to 2.61m tonnes in 2013 from 2.46m tonnes in 2012, according to statistics released on Tuesday by the country’s Fertilizers Distribution Association (Anda).

Production rose about 3% in June compared with the year prior, to 822,090 tonnes from 797,441 tonnes. 

Sales of fertilizers in the first half of 2013 increased almost 4% year over year, reaching 12.1m tonnes, while production rose about 3% in the same period to 4.6m tonnes.

Imports of fertilizer intermediates decreased more than 1% in June to 2.03m tonnes. But imports of fertilizer intermediates increased 23% in H1 2013 year over year to 9.6m tonnes.

June exports of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium-based fertilizers rose 22% year over year to 68,465 tonnes.

H1 2013 exports of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium-based fertilizers increased 64% year over year to 341,767 tonnes.

By: Leo Siqueira
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