Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Production & Availability of Fertilizers in the Country During March 2012

In March, 2012 production of Urea was 17.28 lakh MT against the target of 18.93 lakh MT. Estimated production of DAP during the month was 3.10 lakh MT as against the target of 3.03 lakh MT. Production of DAP had been more than the target by 0.07 lakh MT. 

During March 2012, approximately 21.25 lakh MT (both indigenous and imported) urea was dispatched to various States. Availability of urea during the month of March 2012 was about 24.94 lakh MT and availability was satisfactory in all the States. Further, sale of Urea in the current season up to 31.3.2012 was about 151.16 lakh MT which is lower by 3.15% as compared to the sale of 156.08 lakh MT in the corresponding period of the previous year. 

As regards decontrolled fertilizers, availability of DAP and MOP during the month of March 2012 had been about 18.56 lakh MT and 7.28 lakh MT respectively, which was adequate to meet the demand of the States. 

During the month of March 2012, 1.59 lakh MT of urea was imported from OMIFCO, Oman. In addition, 0.25 lakh MT of DAP and 1.18 lakh MT of MOP was also imported into the country.

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