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Fertilizer Production in 2012

China Agriculture Report By CnAgri2013-01-25 10:58:49China Agriculture Report Print China’s fertilizer production registered 68.4 million MT (nutrient, same below) in 2012, an increase of 5.7% on the year-on-year basis, above the growth rate of 2.3% recorded in the previous year. The production increase was accredited to increased productive capacity, slow raw material price growth and better power supply. Urea and high-concentration phosphate compound fertilizer capacity expanded 1.5 million MT and 800,000 MT respectively in 2012. Sulfur and potassium chloride price went down in 2012 from the previous year.
Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium productions registered 47.5 million MT, 16.96 million MT and 3.94 million MT respectively in 2012, accounting for 69.4%, 24.8% and 5.8% of the total respectively. Nitrogen’s share added 0.9%, but phosphorus’s share and potassium’s share shrank 0.7% and 0.2% respectively, compared with the previous year.
Urea and DAP productions were 30.04 million MT and 5.93 million MT respectively in 2012, exceeding the previous year by 9% and 8.3% respectively. Urea’s share in nitrogen production expanded from 62.2% in 2011 to 63.2% in 2012 and DAP’s share in phosphorus production expanded from 33.2% to 35%.
Fertilizer production by the top five provinces added up to 35.28 million MT, 51.2% of the nation’s total, a share 2.6% larger than the previous year, suggesting increased concentration of fertilizer production.

From “China Fertilizer Market Weekly Report
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