Artificial Fertilizer Sales up 20%
Thanks to falling prices, artificial fertilizer sales increased by almost 20% in the second quarter compared to last year, according to a summary by the Agricultural Economics Institute (AKI), profitline.hu writes.
Almost all fertilizers have become cheaper in the period under review, with some costing almost half as much as a year ago.
Other agricultural products also sold more year-on-year, with the rainy weather boosting demand for fungicides by 14%, according to the statement.
At the same time, farmers bought 16% less herbicide, which the AKI explained by the fact that last year's stocks were not used up due to the drought.
As a result, overall crop protection sales fell 6% from early April to the end of June compared with the same period in 2022.
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