Indian Fertilizer Industry


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India is the second biggest consumer of fertilizer in the world next only to China. India has 30 manufacturing units of Urea with an Installed capacity of 21.6 million tonnes. There are 12 units of DAP producing plants with a combined capacity of 8.3 million tonnes.

Complex fertilizers in the country have installed capacity of 6.4 million tonnes from 19 units.The scope of the Indian fertilizer industry was positive for 2014-15, according to the ratings agency ICRA . But a sluggish recovery is in the offing for the industry as it continues to face significant challenges, especially the gas price hike.

There had been a relatively moderate overall volume growth in 2014-15 with imports of non-urea fertilizers expected to grow by 15%-20%, While urea sales volumes continued to grow at a stable long-term average of 3%, non-urea fertilizers witnessed significant volume decline.

Indian Fertilizer Industry 2014-2015
ICRA also noted that the subsidy provisioning for 2014-15 at Rs 68,000 crore would be substantially lower than the estimated requirement of about Rs 1.1 lakh crore .As a result, the subsidy gap will rise from around Rs 37,000 crore at the end of 2013-14 to about Rs 41,000 crore at the end of 2014-15 unless any reform measures are implemented for the industry.

On the positive side, the government has increased the fixed cost compensation for urea by approving the modified NPS-III according to which there had been an increase in the fixed cost of urea by Rs 350 per tonne.

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