China urea exports up significantly year on year in January-May 2014

26 June 2014 14:05 Source:ICIS News

(ICIS) LONDON--Chinese urea exports in January-May 2014 remained significantly higher than those seen in the first five months of 2013, according to data released by China Customs this week.

In January-May, exports totalled 3.82m tonnes, up on the 1.27m tonnes exported in the same period of 2013. 

The main destination was India with 1.43m tonnes, up from 511,043 tonnes in the same period of 2013.

In May, urea exports were 544,515 tonnes, down from the 1.31m tonnes exported in April, but up on the 208,409 tonnes exported in May 2013.

Chinese urea exports January-May (tonnes)

Destination

2014

2013

India

1,429,494

511,043

US

427,339

161,589

Bangladesh

327,372

109,351

South Korea

267,958

109,884

Mexico

217,280

63,204

Pakistan

196,929

5,023

Philippines

103,040

25,195

Chile

83,859

24,022

Guatemala

73,220

0

Malaysia

71,069

18,830

Sri Lanka

60,391

43,902

World

3,817,594

1,273,753

Source: China Customs/GTIS


By Rebecca Clarke