According to "Analysis of the market of phosphorous mineral fertilizers in Russia", prepared BusinesStat in 2018, from 2013 to 2017, their sales in the country declined by 2.5% from 229,1 to 223,3 thousand tons Reduction compared to the previous years took place in crisis 2014-2015 – 11.4 and 10.5%, respectively, due to the lack of credit resources and own means of the farmers. In 2016-2017 sales showed growth due to the low base of comparison. In addition, the price of phosphate fertilizers, after two years of significant growth have stabilized growth at the end of 2017 amounted to only 1.9% compared to 2016, which also had a positive impact on sales. In the coming years (2018-2022 gg) sales of phosphate fertilizers in the domestic market will continue to grow at a modest rate of 3.6 to 5.0% per year. At the end of 2022 they reach 271,6 thousand tons, which is greater than the value, 2017 of 21.6%.
The peculiarity of the Russian market of fertilizers is importantisimo and high export orientation. It concerns the market of nitrogen, mixed (complex), potash fertilizers. While phosphate fertilizers are kind of exception. They are secondary in the world, Russia is almost not exports. However, from 2013 to 2017 natural exports of phosphoric mineral fertilizers from Russia increased by 2.8 times: from 2.69 to 7.45 thousand tons the Dynamics of the indicator in the considered years were mixed: growth in 2014-2015 and 2016-2017 decrease in the Fluctuations of exports was determined by the dynamics of supply in key foreign market – Ukraine.
March 14, 2018, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced about introduction of temporary restrictions on import of mineral fertilizers from Russia. By the end of 2018 this will lead to a reduction in the total volume of export of phosphoric mineral fertilizers of Russian production by 14.3% to 2017
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