April 15, 2016

March Fertilizer Imports in Brazil up 24% Compared to February

Author: Michael Cordonnier/Soybean & Corn Advisor, Inc.

Fertilizer imports into Brazil during the month of March totaled 1.56 million tons, which was an increase of 24% compared to February and 53% more than in March of 2015. Phosphates increased 35%, potassium increased 46%, while nitrogen imports declined 1% compared to February.

The Port of Paranagua continues to be the number one entry point of fertilizers imported into Brazil with 56% of the total volume for the month of March followed by the Port of Rio Grande with 10% and the Port of Santos with 9% of the total.