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Import of Fertilizers by India from 2016-17 to 2018-19

December 22, 2020

To fulfill the gap between demand (requirement) and indigenous production of fertilizers, Government of India imports it. The import of Urea was 54.81 lakh metric tonne (LMT) by India in 2016-17. It has surged by 9.01% to 59.75 LMT during 2017-18 over 2016-17. We have seen annual growth of 25.21% in import of Urea to 74.81 LMT during 2018-19 above 2017-18. The import of Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP) was 43.85 LMT by India in 2016-17. It has declined by -3.83% to 42.17 LMT during 2017-18 above 2016-17. Annual growth of 56.56% has been observed in import of DAP to 66.02 LMT during 2018-19 over 2017-18.

We have seen annual growth of 26.77% in import of Muriate of Potash (MOP) during 2017-18 from 37.36 LMT during 2016-17. The import of MOP was 42.14 LMT by India during 2018-19, down by -11.02% versus 47.36 LMT during 2017-18. The import of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium (NPK) was 5.21 LMT by India in 2016-17. It has decreased by -4.22% to 4.99 LMT during 2017-18 against 2016-17. Annual growth of 9.42% has been found in import of NPK to 5.46 LMT during 2018-19 above 2017-18.

Note: Source: RAJYA SABHA SESSION – 250 UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2123; *: Based on the information received from various companies; Data value are Qty in LMT.

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Resource Title: Import of Fertilizers from 2016-17 to 2018-19 (From: Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers)

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Source: Rajya Sabha