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Government of India
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
24-August-2012 14:25 IST
Imports of Fertilizers
Urea is the only fertilizer under statutory price control and it is imported for direct agriculture use on Government account through State Trading Enterprises (STEs) i

Urea is the only fertilizer under statutory price control and it is imported for direct agriculture use on Government account through State Trading Enterprises (STEs) i.e. MMTC, STC and IPL to bridge the gap between assessed demand and indigenous production.  Government is also importing approximately 20 LMT urea from Oman India Fertiliser Company (OMIFCO) under Long Term Urea Off Take Agreement (UOTA) beteen GOI & OMIFCO.  The import of urea from OMIFCO is made through M/s IFFCO & M/s KRIBHCO.  The year-wise quantity and value of urea imported during the last three years are as under:-

 

Year

Quantity of urea imported (in lakh MT)

Value (Million US $)

 

From Oman

Through STEs

Total

 

2009-10

20.62

31.48

52.10

1212.65

2010-11

20.64

45.46

66.10

1832.50

2011-12

20.69

57.65

78.34

3222.48

 

            Fertilizers other than Urea are imported under Open General Licence (OGL).  Companies import these fertilizers as per their commercial judgment.  Government do not maintain the value of these imports.  However, Government is paying subsidy on P&K fertilizers under Nutrient Based Subsidy Scheme.  The year-wise quantity of P&K fertilizers imported during the last three years are as under:-

(Quantity in lakh MT)

Product

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

DAP

58.89

74.11

69.05

MAP

1.93

1.88

4.94

TSP

0.87

0.98

1.60

NPK

 

9.81

36.73

MOP (Agriculture Use)

41.62

45.00

26.94

 

            The countries from where the fertilizers have been imported during the last three years are Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, China, Canada, Chile, CIS, Egypt, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Russia, S. Arabia, S. Africa, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, Tunisia, Thailand, UAE, USA, UK, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Ventspils, Japan and Vietnam. 

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Shri Srikant Kumar Jena in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today. 

 

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