BR Research - Fertilizer

Fertilizer: another middling year

Fertilizer: another middling year

Another year went by and the yearly urea off-take remained under 6 million tons. The last time it went beyond the mark was way back...

Fertilizer spending high; application stagnant

Fertilizer spending high; application stagnant

Urea off-take remained dull in November – sliding 17 percent year-on-year to 0.49 million tons. This takes the 11MCY18 urea off-take to 5.1 million tons...

Fertilizer off-take steadies

Fertilizer off-take steadies

Kharif season has started off on a positive note in terms of fertilizer application. As per statistics released by the National Fertilizer Development Centre (NFDC),...

Addressing crop price distortion

Addressing crop price distortion

Economic policies can have a major impact on the demand-supply dynamics of any commodity. Usually, setting price floors or minimum support prices can result in...

Urea steadies; Rabi slows

Urea steadies; Rabi slows

Fertilizer off-take in January 2018 got off to a good start. Urea off-take went up by 33 percent year-on-year, also slightly higher than the 5-year...

Fertilizer off-take steadies

Fertilizer off-take steadies

The fertilizer story in 2017 was a tale of two halves. The first half saw urea off-take grow by a massive 48 percent year-on-year to...

Fertilizer policy goals

Fertilizer policy goals

Pakistan may well have a new fertilizer policy at last. It has been 17 years since the last one. But hopes are high this time,...

Urea off-take steadies

Urea off-take steadies

On the back of best ever Kharif season in terms of fertilizer application, urea off-take returned to more modest levels in October 2017. The nitrogenous...

Fertilizer off-take at all-time high

Fertilizer off-take at all-time high

Pakistan just had its best ever Kharif season in terms of fertilizer application. Whether or not, it is as smooth a transition to higher crop...

Fertilizer off-take remains strong

Fertilizer off-take remains strong

Urea off-take for August 2017 neared a million tons – highest ever for the month. It was just 0.34 million tons last month, lowest ever...

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