Fertilizer Offtake increases by 35.2 percent YoY during Aug, 17

National Fertilizer Development Centre today released Fertilizer off take data for the month of August.

Total Fertilizer Sales – August, 2017

  • Total Fertilizer sales during the month of August, 2017 were 534 thousand tonnes compared to 395 thousand tonnes during August, 2016 (35.2 percent higher than August, 2016).

Nutrients

  • Nitrogen Sales during August, 2017 were 479 Thousand tonnes compared to August 2016 Nitrogen off take of 320 Thousand Tonnes; a increase of 49.7 percent.
  • Phosphate Sales during August, 2017 were 52 Thousand tonnes compared to August 2016 Nitrogen off take of 73 Thousand Tonnes; a decrease of 29.3 percent.
  • Potash Sales during August, 2017 were 2.6 Thousand tonnes compared to August 2016 Nitrogen off take of 1.5; an increase of 77.8 percent.

UREA & DAP

  • Urea Sales during August, 2017 were at 948 Thousand tonnes compared to August 2016 Nitrogen off take of 574; an increase of 65.3 percent.
  • DAP Sales during August, 2017 were at 83 Thousand tonnes compared to August 2016 Nitrogen off take of 134; a decrease of 38.4 percent.

Nutrient/

August

August

August

August

August

Per cent change in

Product

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2017 over 2016

Nitrogen

269

332

219

320

479

49.7

Phosphate

48

68

21

73

52

-29.3

Potash

1.3

1.8

0.5

1.5

2.6

77.8

Total

319

402

241

395

534

35.2

Urea

515

631

429

574

948

65.3

DAP

84

121

34

134

83

-38.4

Source: National Fertilizer Development Centre

 

Total Fertilizer Sales – Kharif, 2017

  • Total Fertilizer sales during Kharif (Apr-Aug) 2017 were at 2104 Thousand tonnes compared to 1682 thousand tonnes during Kharif (Apr-Aug) 2017 (up by 25.1 percent).

UREA & DAP

  • Nitrogen Sales during Kharif (Apr-Aug) 2017 were at 1715 tonnes, an increase of 28.7 percent.
  • Sales during Kharif (Apr-Aug) 2017 were at 374 thousand tonnes, an increase of 9.3 percent.

 

 

Season

 

Nutrient

 

Total

Product

 

 

Nitrogen

Phosphate

Potash

Nutrients

Urea

DAP

Kharif 2016 (April- August 2016)

1333

343

7

1682

2406

588

Kharif 2017 (April -August 2017)

1715

374

14

2104

3118

643

Percent change

28.7

9.3

116.4

25.1

29.6

9.4

 

Total Fertilizer – Production and Imported Supplies August, 2017

  • Fertilizer production during August, 2017 was at 734 thousand tonnes.

Product Wise Break-up

  • Urea production was at 515 thousand tonnes; 70.2 percent of Total Production
  • DAP production was at 74 thousand tonnes
  • CAN production was at 61 thousand tonnes
  • NP production was at 71 thousand tonnes
  • SSP production was at 7 thousand tonnes
  • NPK production was at 6 thousand tonnes

Imported Supplies

Total Supplies Imported during the month amounted to 144 Thousand tonnes.

  • DAP imports were at 131 thousand tonnes
  • MOP imports were at 3 thousand tonnes
  • SAP imports were at 2.5 thousand tonnes
  • AS imports were at 7.9 thousand tonnes

Description

Urea

DAP

NP

CAN

SSP

NPKs

SOP

MOP

MAP

AS

TSP

Total

Production

515

74

71

61

7

6

734

Percent share

70.2

10.1

9.7

8.2

1.0

0.9

100

Import

131

2.5

3

7.9

144

Export

67

67

Fertilizer Prices – Domestic & International

Domestic Price Scenario

In August 2017 the prices of urea sona (Rs. 1321/- per bag) and urea (other) (Rs. 1301/- per bag) decreased by 0.2 and 0.3 per cent respectively as compared to the last month prices (Table 7). The prices of DAP also decreased by 0.04 per cent. The price of CAN increase by 1.1 per cent over July, 2017.

 

Product

July 2017

August 2017

PercentChange

Urea (Sona)

1324

1321

-0.2

Urea (other)

1305

1301

-0.3

DAP

2606

2605

-0.04

TSP

NP

1870

1883

0.70

SSP (Powdered)

SSP (Granular)

873

858

-1.7

CAN

1175

1188

1.1

SOP

3779

3670

-2.9

 

International Price Scenario:

Urea prices were quoted as US $ 220-225/t fob bulk China (Table 8). Arabian Gulf prilled bulk urea fluctuated around a level of US$ 200-215/t. The DAP prices during August 2017 were in the range of US $ 315-325/st fob bulk in US Gulf and US $ 335-345/t fob in China. MAP fob bulk prices were US $ 320-330/t and TSP US $ 280-285/t. Ex-Karachi price of urea was in range of Rs. 1422 to 1588 per 50 kg bag while that of DAP was in range of Rs. 2297 to 2569 per 50 kg bag during August 2017.

Terms/Port

US $ per MT

(Rs. per bag)

 

3rd August

10th August

 

3rd August

10th August

(FOB)

(1st week)

(2nd week)

(FOB)

(1st week)

(2nd week)

UREA

China

220-225

220-225

China

220-225

220-225

(Prilled Bulk)

(225-228)

(225-228)

(Prilled Bulk)

(225-228)

(225-228)

      

Arabian Gulf

200-205

205-210

Arabian Gulf

200-205

205-210

(Prilled Bulk)

(200-205)

(200-205)

(Prilled Bulk)

(200-205)

(200-205)

DAP

US Gulf*

320-325

320-325

US Gulf*

320-325

320-325

(Bulk)

(310-312)

(310-312)

(Bulk)

(310-312)

(310-312)

China

335-338

338-340

China

335-338

338-340

(Bulk)

(338-340)

(338-340)

(Bulk)

(338-340)

(338-340)

MAP

Baltic

320-325

320-325

Baltic

320-325

320-325

(Bulk)

(340-345)

(340-345)

(Bulk)

(340-345)

(340-345)

TSP

Tunisia

280-285

280-285

Tunisia

280-285

280-285

(Bulk)

(280-285)

(280-285)

(Bulk)

(280-285)

(280-285)

 

Posted on: 2017-09-26T16:11:00+05:00