Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sales of fertilizers in the country reduce fall in year to date

A survey released by the National Association for the diffusion of fertilizers (come on) indicates that the raw material deliveries last month totaled 3.59 million tons, just 0.5 percent below August 2014. With that, in the first eight months of 2015 deliveries totaled 18.56 million tonnes, a reduction of 6.4% over the same range as the previous year. This drop was of 12% until may, and then dropped to 9.6% and 7.7% in the two months following, which reinforces the gradual recovery of demand.
With the smallest application on grain production and renewal of plantations, phosphate fertilizers follow as the category most impacted this year: the reduction of sales reaches 10.2%, to 2.67 million tons. As a result, come the   nitrogen fertilizers and low potassium, of 9.4% and 6.9%, to 2.13 million and 3.06 million tons, respectively.
Main national producer of grains, Mato Grosso continued to lead deliveries. From January to August, were 3.77 million tons, followed by Paraná, with 2.67 million, and the Rio Grande do Sul, with 2.08 million tons.
The shot of the dollar against the real contributed to Brazilian farmers postergassem, and even reduced purchases of fertilizers this year. Pressed by the unfavourable exchange rate, imports of these raw materials fell 16.8% in August to 2.08 million tonnes and 10.3% year to date, 14.26 million tons.
In the face of less competition with the product brought in from abroad, the national fertilizer production returned to advance, as the Walks.   growth last month was 1.4%, to 802.8 million tons. From January to August, the high reached 4.6% to 5.95 million tons.  
Already exports of fertilizers and NPK formulations (acronym for nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, considered essential elements in fertilizer) retreated 18.7% year to date, to 398.73 thousand tons.
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