Agrochemicals & Fertilizers Movement on India's Fertilizer Market

Editor: Dominik Stephan

In April, 2012 production of Urea was 1.3 billion tons against the target of 1.412 billion tons. Estimated production of DAP during the month was 0.327 billion tons as against the target of 0.323 billion tons. Production of DAP had been more than the target by 140,000 MT.

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India's fertilizers market shows a diverse development....
India's fertilizers market shows a diverse development....
(Picture: courteousy by Graham Horn, The Geograph Project)

During April 2012, approximately 1.553 billion tons (both indigenous and imported) urea was dispatched to various States. Availability of urea during the month of April 2012 was about 1.924 billion tons and availability was satisfactory in all the States. Further, sale of Urea in the current season up to 30.4.2012 was about 1.274 billion tons which is lower by 9.96% as compared to the sale of 1.415 billion tons in the corresponding period of the previous year.

Production & Availability of Fertilizers in India during April 2012

As regards decontrolled fertilizers, availability of DAP and MOP during the month of April 2012 had been about 0.872 billion tons and 0.243 billion tons respectively, which was adequate to meet the demand of the States.

During the month of April 2012, 0.180 billion tons of urea was imported from OMIFCO, Oman. In addition, 0.302 billion tons of DAP and 0.123 billion tons of MOP was also imported into the country.