Pupuk Indonesia targets export of 1.9 million tons of fertilizer

Pupuk Indonesia targets export of 1.9 million tons of fertilizer

"But we will give priority to domestic needs, particularly from the food sector."
Karawang, W Java (ANTARA) - State-owned fertilizer producer PT Pupuk Indonesia has targeted to export some 1.9 million tons of fertilizer this year, which is almost equal to that of last year.

"Our (exports) in 2018 reached about 1.9 million tons. (Exports) this year will be equal to those of 2018," Pupuk Indonesia President Director Aas Asikin Idat said in Karawang, West Java, on Thursday.

The exports are the remainder of subsidized fertilizers which were not distributed for one year, he said.

"But we will give priority to domestic needs, particularly in the food sector," he said.

The 1.9 million tons of fertilizer exports in 2018 comprised 1,141,720 tons of urea, 143,558 tons of NPK, 659,705 tons of ammonia and 12,090 tons of ZK.

The government has assigned PT Pupuk Indonesia to distribute 8.8 million tons of subsidized fertilizers this year.

The company's fertilizer exports last year went to Vietnam, Bangladesh, China, Thailand, and New Zealand, among others  

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