Russian govt increases fertilizer export quota nearly 500,000 tonnes, mainly for ammonium nitrate
MOSCOW. Jan 27 (Interfax) - The Russian government has decided to increase the quota for mineral fertilizer exports in the first half of the year by almost 500,000 tonnes.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a resolution on the matter on January 26, the government press service said.
The measures, which will be in effect until May 31, 2023, increase the quota for ammonium nitrate exports by 375,000 tonnes and sulfoammophos by 102,000 tonnes.
"The decision will enable mineral fertilizer producers to export residual finished products, provided that domestic market needs are met in full," the press office said.
The total export quota will exceed 12 million tonnes.
The government decided at the end of last year to extend quotas for the export of nitrogen and compound mineral fertilizers from Russia until May 31, 2023. The total export quota was set at just over 11.8 million tonnes. The urea export quota (codes 3102 10 100 0 and 3102 10 900 0) was 4.6 million tonnes, UAN (3102 80 000 0) was 1.25 million tonnes, MAP (3105 40 000 0) - 1.74 million tonnes, NPK (codes 3105 20 100 0 and 3105 20 900 0) - 2.7 million tonnes and nitrogen-phosphorus fertilizers (code 3105 59000 0) - 480,000 tonnes.
The quota on ammonium nitrate exports was originally 225,000 tonnes from January 1-March 31 and 828,500 tonnes from April 1-May 31.
The government introduced the export quotas on December 1, 2021 as a means of reining in price growth for food.