Fertiliser Importers Caught in Russia-Ukraine Crossfire

  • Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has implications for global fertiliser market.
  • It’s the fourth-largest fertiliser producer in the world.
  • Tighter agricultural input supply from war comes on top of hit to food supply.

Russian Sanctions Could Jeopardise Fertiliser Access 

  • The Americas and Europe are highly exposed to Russian fertiliser trade flows.
  • Brazil sources about 9.8m tonnes of fertiliser each year from Russia, accounting for about a quarter of its total fertiliser imports.
  • If Black Sea trade remains disrupted, the Americas may struggle to source Russian fertiliser or may face significant delays from diverted freight cargoes.
  • China is less likely to face volatility with its neutrality during the conflict and large border with Russia.
  • Collectively, Europe sources large amounts of fertiliser from Russia, leaving it exposed.

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Sara Warden

Sara joined Czarnikow in 2021 as a commodity journalist after a brief period covering commodities and leveraged finance at several London-based new outlets. In the four years prior, Sara lived in Mexico City, where she worked as a bilingual journalist and editor across several key industries, including mining, oil and gas, and health. Since joining Czarnikow, she has led the creation of general interest content that uses data to present key trends, with a focus on attracting a new, broader audience base. She graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2014 with joint honours in Journalism and Spanish and is currently studying a Master’s in Food Policy.

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