15 October 2013 16:35 [Source: ICIS news]
MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--Brazil’s fertilizer deliveries to end consumers totalled 3.61m tonnes in September, an increase of about 4.6% over 3.45m tonnes in the prior-year month, the National Fertilizer Distribution Association (Anda) said on Tuesday.
Accumulated deliveries in the first nine months of the year reached 22.43m tonnes, an increase of about 5.4% from 21.28m tonnes in the same period in 2012.
Brazil produced 788,940 tonnes of fertilizer intermediaries in September, down by about 8.9% year on year from 866,294 tonnes, while accumulated production slipped by about 2.1% to 7.04m tonnes from 7.19m tonnes, the association said.
Exports of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium fertilizers for the month stood at 37,273 tonnes, down by about 35.0% from 57,319 tonnes, while exports in the first nine months were up by 39.0% to 515,295 tonnes from 370,639 tonnes.
The country imported around 2.20m tonnes of fertilizer intermediaries in September, up by about 5.8% from 2.08m tonnes a year earlier. Imports in the January to September period reached 16.20m tonnes, up by about 9.8% from 14.75m tonnes.
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