According to the data from China Customs, China exported 2.54 million tons of fertilizer in August (including the ammonium chloride and potassium nitrate under HS 28, and all chemical fertilizers and mineral fertilizers under HS 31).
In the first eight months, China has exported a total of 18.14 million tons of fertilizers with the export value totaled at 4.99 billion USD, seeing a 25% and 24.9% year-on-year growth respectively.
(Data Source: China Customs)
The export of the main fertilizers
in the first eight months have all seen a significant increase compared with
the previous year. In Aug. 2019, China exported a total of 660,000 tons of urea,
500,000 tons of diammonium phosphate (DAP), 25,300 tons of potassium sulfate, 98,600
tons of NPK, and 14,300 tons of potassium chloride. The export of potassium
sulfate in the first eight months has the largest year-on-year growth rate at
On the aspects of import, China
imported 650,000 MT of fertilizers in August. And the import in the first eight
months of 2019 reached 8.19 million tons with the import value amounted to 2.6
billion USD, seeing a year-on-year growth of 23.4% and 41.2% respectively from
the previous year.
Potassium chloride is the major
fertilizer imported in China. In August, China imported 460,000 tons of
potassium chloride, with the total import up by 31.2% year on year. Besides, China also imported 180,000 tons of urea in the first eight
months, which has a 11.2% increase.