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Fertilizers India's Fertilizer Demand Stumbles

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

According to Tata Chemicals, demand for fertilizers like Diammonium Phosphate (DAP) and Muriate of Potash (MoP) in India is expected to fall by 15-20 percent in current year. Company officials mentioned that the reason for lower demand is caused by as a weak rupee and lower government subsidy push up prices.

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A weak Rupee and reduced subsidies take their toll on India's fertilizer market:Tata chemicals expects losses of 18 percent for DAP fertilizers.
A weak Rupee and reduced subsidies take their toll on India's fertilizer market:Tata chemicals expects losses of 18 percent for DAP fertilizers.
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Mumbai/India – As per the figures available, India consumed 10.8 million tonnes of DAP in the fiscal year 2011-12. On the other hand, MoP’s consumption in the country was three million tones.

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