Thursday, October 16, 2014

Imported fertilizers account for 76% of total demand in the country

Sales of fertilizers in Brazil continue to grow. And to keep up with this demand, imports have been increasing significantly. Between January and September this year, they represented 75.65% of deliveries to the final consumer, since domestic production decreased in the same range.
Last month, the marketing of fertilizers in the country amounted to 3.914 million tons, up 9.4 percent over September of 2013, according to the National Association for the diffusion of fertilizers (come on). And in the first nine months of the year, such supplies to final consumers have risen 7.3% compared with the same period in 2013, to 23.742 million tons.
In the same period, purchases of these products from abroad rose 10.8% to 17.962 million tons, according to the Walks. The port of Paranagua, the main gateway of fertilizers imported by the country-with 38.2% of the total from January to September, arrived from abroad 6.864 million tons, up 2.9 percent from the same period last year.
One of the reasons for the growth of imports in the year is the indentation of the national production of fertilizer-of 7.4% over the period in comparison with January-September of 2013, to 6.515 million tons.
Deliveries of nitrogenous fertilizers showed evolution of 6.2% year to date according to the increase in demand for corn second crop crops, cotton, coffee and wheat, Anda says. Phosphate sales already-intended mainly to soya-had increased 3%. In the case of potassium fertilizers, there was growth of 9.1%, with demand for corn second crop, cotton, wheat and soybeans.
The State of Mato Grosso maintains the lead in marketing throughout the year, with 4.749 million tons. Then comes Paraná, with 3.148 million tons; Rio Grande do Sul, with 2.905 million tons, and Sao Paulo, with 2.724 million.
Valor Economico
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