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26.08.2015

SALE OF FERTILIZERS IN BRAZIL REMAINS STABLE IN JULY

Data about fertilizer business in Brazil in July showed again
that the fall in the sales pace slowed. According to the
National Association for the Promotion of Fertilizers (Anda),
the trade in July totaled 3.26 million tons, only 0.1% below
the volume July 2014. In July, sales fell 0.6% year on year
and in May, 21.4%. In the accumulated of the year until July,
deliveries of fertilizers reached 15 million tons, 7.7% less
than in the analogous period last year. From January to
June, the fall was deeper, of 9.6%, and by May 12%, proving
once again the resumption of business. Preliminary data
relating to intermediate fertilizer imports reached 12.13
million tons in the seven months analyzed, indicating a
reduction of 9.5% compared to the same period 2014.
Domestic production from January to July was 5.15 million
tons, an increase of 5.1%. Only in July, it was produced
779,890 tons, also with annual growth of 5.1%. Exports fell
6.2% in July and 19.2% in the year, respectively to 67,790
tons and 356,460 tons.

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