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Acron shipped 100 000 t of liquid fertilizers to Argentina in 2019

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World Fertilizer,

In 2019, Acron Group supplied Argentina with over 100 000 t of liquid fertilizers, predominantly urea-ammonium nitrate (UAN). This fertilizer is widely used by local growers to produce corn and wheat.

Acron Group established a local distribution company, Acron Argentina S.R.L., for direct fertilizer sales to the Argentinian market, and the first ship carrying UAN reached Argentina in early May 2019. Subsequently, to expand its liquid fertilizer portfolio and complement UAN with sulfur, a key macronutrient for growers in Argentina, Acron started supplying ammonium thiosulfate solution (ATS).

To support direct sales of liquid fertilizers, Acron Group has leased storage facilities with a total capacity of about 50 000 t in the strategically located ports of San Martin and Zarate, and hired a team with extensive experience in fertiliser sales in Argentina.

Acron’s Vice President Overseas ,Dmitry Khabrat, commented: “We continue to expand our strategic business geography, developing the distribution segment where we see potential for market growth and where our presence can provide additional benefits to customers. Acron’s UAN is already in great demand in the agricultural sector in Argentina. However, buyers had limited access to the global UAN market due to poor infrastructure. We have managed to solve this issue. We use the storage facilities to maintain UAN inventories and ship supplies to growers as needed, even as little as a single truckload. We expect our share of the country's liquid fertiliser market to reach 20% in the near future. Next year, we plan to start selling dry fertilizers to Argentina”.

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