The shortage of urea water has opened my breath. As 18,000 tons of urea, which had been locked in China, came in, we first secured about three months’ worth so far. However, there is still uncertainty about how China’s export regulations will change, and there are limits to diversification of importing countries and domestic production.
Reporter Han Ji-yeon reports.
“Our companies have already signed a contract, but we have confirmed that the export process of 18,700 tons of urea, which has been tied to Chinese customs, will be carried out,” the government said.
Separately, 2,700 tons of industrial urea already departed from Qingdao Port in China yesterday (10th), and 300 tons of automotive urea is also scheduled to depart on the 18th.
Vietnam has secured an additional 5,000 tonnes, in addition to the 200 tonnes of urea that it has agreed to import next week.
The government believes that if we add up the amount of domestic stocks identified through on-site inspections and the amount of stockpiles released by the military, we have secured three months’ worth of use by the beginning of next year.
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Considering China’s pre-customs inspection and transportation procedures, the government predicted that urea would come in large quantities at the end of this month or early December at the latest.
One hurdle has been passed due to the shortage of elements.
The government has decided to implement emergency supply and demand adjustment measures for urea water producers and sellers, and to manage the same as in the case of the mask crisis.
You can also purchase directly through the Public Procurement Service.
In addition, crackdown on stalls has been strengthened, such as arresting a gas station in Busan, which was storing 3,750 liters of urea, and taking accusations.