10 February 2014 20:53 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US diammonium phosphate (DAP) exports in 2013 decreased by 10% from 2012, according to data made available by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Monday.
Exports in 2013 decreased to 3,262,485 tonnes from 3,626,449 tonnes in 2012.
The reduction in the yearly export volumes was due to a decrease in production, primarily from India from 1,063,373 tonnes in 2012 to 709,255 tonnes in 2013. Other major sources for urea shipments included Brazil at 582,535 tonnes and Mexico with 262,445.
For the month of December DAP exports totaled 342,880, an increase of approximately 32% from the 260,110 tonnes in the same month in 2012. December 2013 increased by 54% from the 222,373 tonnes in November.
China at 116,759 tonnes was the major destination of US DAP exports, followed by Brazil at 56,169 and India at 49,155.
Other destinations included Argentina, Mexico and Colombia.
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