MOSCOW, September 17 The United States in January-July increased purchases of Russian fertilizers to a record $944 million, follows from an analysis of data from the American statistical service.
The previous maximum was recorded last year, when the cost of purchases for seven months reached $900 million. The value of exports has increased by five percent this year.
At the same time, purchases in July fell threefold compared to June and by almost 40% in annual terms – to 54.4 million dollars. This is the minimum since August 2021.
Russia took second place in fertilizer supplies to the United States this year. In first place is Canada, which supplied $2.8 billion worth of fertilizers in seven months. The top five also includes Saudi Arabia ($484.4 million), Israel ($216 million) and Qatar ($214.2 million).
In total, the United States in January – July of this year reduced fertilizer imports by 22% – to six billion dollars. At the same time, American exports in this category also fell – by 36%, to $3.4 billion.