Aug. 5, 2013
Imports of herbicide glyphosate increased by 61.8% and growth for glyphosate-based formulations even higher, reached 69.4%. Imports of fertilizers rose by 14% led by the compounds and phosphate.
The increase of agrochemicals exports, the report said, was focused on the expansion of the prices with 31%, and volumes just rose slightly by 1.5%. Glyphosate exports were improved by 82.1% to $94.4 million, followed by rodenticides (up 30.8% to $65 million) and disinfectants.
Overall increases offset a fall of 13.1% in nitrogen fertilizers, with only $37.8 million. The consumption of nitrogen fertilizer in the first five months was at 531.8 thousand tonnes at a level almost similar to the same period in 2012. “Fertilizer exports were affected by lower demand for wheat production and the low level of fertilization” concludes IES.
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