From 2014 China is likely to export more fertilisers – including phosphate-based ones – to Brazil following a reduction of export taxes approved by the Chinese government, according to the Brazilian press.
In 2012 Brazilian imports of mono-ammonium phosphate fertilisers from China accounted for 0.4 percent of the total increasing to 14.6 percent in 2014 while diatonic phosphate imports rose from 0 percent to 9 percent in the same period.
China is the world’s largest producer of phosphate fertilisers and was the largest exporter of DAP (diammonium phosphate) in 2013, according to the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA).
Brazil imports over 70 percent of the fertiliser it uses. For phosphates alone, imports are higher than 50 percent. Among the main external sources of phosphate fertilisers are Morocco, USA, Russia and China, according to the Brazilian Foreign Trade Secretariat (SECEX). (macauhub/CN/BR)