In an fascinating statistical coincidence, imports of Nitrogen (N) fertilizers into the EU throughout July 2018-June 2019 amounted to an virtually precise tonnage as throughout the identical interval the yr earlier than: 4109 kt N.
Urea is essentially the most imported N fertilizer. Nevertheless, its import share decreased within the final ten years from 64% to 52%. Conversely, UAN imports went up from 6% to fifteen% over the identical interval. Nevertheless, the not too long ago imposed anti-dumping obligation might have an effect on its future share because it has already considerably lowered the volumes from the international locations (Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, USA) topic to the obligation since April 2019.
NPK and DAP are among the many hottest fertilizers coming from outdoors the EU, representing 11% and seven% of N imports respectively.
Russia provided 35% of the entire N tonnage, primarily within the type of urea, NPK and UAN. Different prime suppliers had been Egypt and Algeria, each exporting primarily urea, accounting for 21% and 9% of whole N imports respectively. These international locations have developed important N manufacturing capacities based mostly on the supply of low-priced pure gasoline. Because of this, imported N fertilizers characterize 30% of EU consumption right now, up from round 20% a decade in the past, successfully lowering the share of home EU suppliers.