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Fertiliser imports continue to grow

Update: June, 22/2013 - 09:20
Packs of fertiliser being handled at Van Dien Fused Magnesium Phosphate Fertiliser Company in Ha Noi. Imports of fertiliser increased in the first five months of the year to 1.5 million tonnes totalling US$622 million. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hung
HA NOI (VNS)— Imports of fertilisers increased in the first five months of the year to 1.5 million tonnes totalling US$622 million, up 32 per cent and 21 per cent, respectively over the same period last year.

Last month alone, the country imported 438,000 tonnes worth $180 million, increasing 438 per cent in quantity over the previous month.

Customs statistics show that in the first five months, sulphate of ammonium fertiliser imports hit 404,000 tonnes, the highest category, accounting for 26 per cent of the total, increasing 9.6 per cent.

Last month alone, 377,000 tonnes were imported, increasing 26 per cent over the same month last year.

Kali fertiliser imports ranked second with 313,000 tonnes last month, up 240 per cent over the previous month, bringing its total import in the five-month period to 377,000 tonnes.

DAP (di-ammonium phosphate) fertiliser followed with an import quantity of 327,000 tonnes, a 76.5 per cent rise over the same period last year. — VNS


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