December 24, 2018 (MLN): DAP offtake in November 2018 was 265 thousand tonnes showing a decrease of 47.3 per cent over November, 2017, revealed official data on fertilizer offtake, released by National Fertilizer Development Authority (NFDC).
During the month, maximum DAP sales were made in Punjab (190 thousand tonnes, down by 48%, YoY), whereas minimum demand surfaced from the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where the sales amounted to 8300 tonnes, down by 47%, YoY.
Offtake in Sindh amounted to 58 thousand, exhibiting a decrease of 48% over the year, whereas demand in Balochistan decreased by 23%.
Total domestic production of DAP during the month was recorded at only 66 thousand tonnes, whereas previous month’s leftover amounted for 505 thousand tonnes. On top of this, 221 thousand tonnes were imported as well (up by 4.5%, MoM).
As a result, the collective availability of DAP totaled at over 793 thousand tonnes.
Since DAP sales of 265 thousand tonnes were achieved in November, the remaining amount will be stored for use in future.
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