Volumes of deliveries of Russian fertilizers to Germany reached a record high
Consumers from Germany have significantly increased their purchases of Russian fertilizers. In the first half of 2023, Russian fertilizer deliveries to Germany reached a record high.
This is evidenced by the data of the statistical office of Germany.
Now German consumers have purchased products worth $151 million from Russian suppliers. In monetary terms, the growth in purchases exceeded the average for the previous five years by 3,3 times. That is, the average figure for the last "five years" was 45,5 million dollars. Until this year, 2016 was considered a record year. At that time, German companies purchased fertilizers from Russians for a little over $105 million.
The Germans have not bought so many Russian fertilizers, at least since 2008. No earlier statistics are available.
If we consider in absolute terms, then in terms of tonnage in the first half of the year, Germany received 2,8 times more fertilizer from Russia than the average for the previous five years. Now this figure is 361,5 thousand tons of products. Since 2008, more have been purchased only once - in 2016. Then Germany received 395 thousand tons of fertilizers.
Data on product purchases were taken for the period from January to June inclusive.
They indicate that the dependence of the European economy on products and raw materials from Russia, despite the restrictions, is not decreasing. A particularly acute need in Europe is experienced in Russian energy resources.
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