US Imports of Russian Fertilizer Hit Record $944Mln
06:40 GMT 17.09.2023 (Updated: 08:12 GMT 17.09.2023)
© Sputnik / Ilya NaymushinPacks with fertilizers are prepared for wheat seeds sowing at a warehouse of Solgon company in the Siberian the village of Talniki, Uzhursky district of Krasnoyarsk region, Russia.
© Sputnik / Ilya Naymushin
The previous record of Russian fertilizers imported by the US was reached last year, with the total value of purchases over seven months totaling $900Mln.
The United States achieved a new record by buying $944Mln of Russian fertilizers between January and July, according to data from the US statistical service.
Purchases in July fell three times as much as in June and nearly 40% year-on-year to $54.4Mln - the lowest level since August 2021.
Russia was the US' second-largest supplier of fertilizer this year, the largest supplier being Canada, which exported $2.8Bln of fertilizers in seven months. Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Qatar make up the other top five countries from which the US imports fertilizer.
2 September, 12:02 GMT
From January to July, the US reduced its fertilizer imports by 22%, totaling $6Bln. Exporting to this category also declined by 36%, reaching $3.4Bln during the same period.