Fertilizer sales jumped
UNIAN reported that Kozachenko, the Vice-Premier highlighted growth of fertilizer sales volume. The purchase volume for the first 3 months in 2002 equals the volume of the whole 2001.
Thus, said that farmers bought over 600,000 MT of mineral fertilizers within the first three months of this year. The minimum annual fertilizer needs are 650,000 MT.
"This happened due to successful previous year for farmers bringing US $566 mn available cash which farmer was short of a year ago", said Kozachenko.