Russia expects to fulfill the demand for agrochemicals
As the Minister of Agriculture of Russia Dmitry Patrushev reported at the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, no shortage of mineral fertilizers is forecasted on the Russian domestic market.
At the same time, both in 2020 and 2021, he noted a rise in prices for fertilizers.
“Last year the price growth was recorded from 10% to 41% for various components. In the current year, the cost of mineral fertilizers slightly increased as well, and we are now holding meetings with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, with the Federal Antimonopoly Service, with the constituent entities and with the unions to provide our farmers with the full required amount of mineral fertilizers for the sowing campaign,” said Dmitry Patrushev.
Nevertheless, Dmitry Patrushev expects that the application of mineral fertilizers in Russia this year may reach 55 kg per hectare of arable land.