2 Jun 2023 13:40

Kazakhstan needs to import 236,000 tonnes of fertilizers in 2023 - ministry

ASTANA. June 2 (Interfax) - Agricultural producers in Kazakhstan need about 236,000 tonnes of fertilizers that the republic does not produce in necessary quantities, the Agriculture Ministry said in a press release.

Kazakhstan needs fertilizers that are not produced in the republic or are produced in small quantities, such fertilizers including ammonium sulfate, urea, UAN and compound fertilizers, Agriculture Minister Yerbol Karashukeyev said at a meeting in Moscow with the leadership of Russia's leading agricultural companies.

At moment, Kazakhstan needs about 236,000 tonnes of such fertilizers, the minister said.

This was calculated based on requests from the regional administrations, the ministry's press service told Interfax.

The government in the middle of May approved a list of fertilizers, namely ammonium nitrate and ammophos, which can only be exported by the producers. The restriction on their exports was introduced in order to support domestic farmers.