Agriculture and chemistry: mutual benefits
Fertilizers, which are one of the key products manufactured in Our Works, are a crossing point of the agricultural and the chemical sectors. The shape of cooperation between these segments of the Polish economy is constantly evolving. Over the years, we have been able to observe numerous changes in agriculture, each having an influence on fertilizers market, either directly or indirectly.
First half of the year in “PUŁAWY” with a profit of 37 million
Our Works have closed the first half of the year with a net profit of 37 million PLN, EBIT of 39 million PLN and EBITDA at 112 million PLN. The revenue from sales reached 1.763 billion PLN.
Another natural gas supply contract
Our Works have made another step towards the diversification of natural gas sourcing thanks to a new agreement with Vattenfall Energy Trading. The contract is worth nearly 90 million PLN.
An alternative to artificial fertilizers?
The scientists from Reach Earth Institute in Vermont were seeking for an effective fertilizer, which is not manufactured synthetically. Their immediate pick was at urine.
Challenges for Kenya
Kenya is known for exporting coffee and tea, and this business provides the country’s economy with considerable revenue. However, at present there is a burning need to ensure food supply safety in the country by bringing about a balance of cereal crops in the region.
Demand for fertilizers in Ukraine
The Ukrainian Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food is expecting the farmers in the country to use c. 1.07 million tonnes of artificial fertilizers in the spring sowing season. The demand for nitrogen-based fertilizers is forecast to grow by 13% as compared to 2013 and reach 754,000 t. Also, 178,000 t. of phosphorous-based and 134,000 t. of potassium-based fertilizers are to be used.
“Puławy” continue developing for their clients
Grupa Azoty “Puławy” S. A. allocates a large share of its resources to investments which aim at fulfilling EU regulations with regard to being environmentally-friendly. However, we do not neglect the essence of our functioning – finding out about our clients’ needs and responding to them adequately.
Arab fertilizers take Brazil by the storm
Morocco, Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are currently the leading providers of artificial fertilizers for Brazil. According to data published by the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, in the first three quarters of 2013 the import of fertilizers grew by 41% in comparison to the same period in 2012. In dollars, this import growth was worth USD 1.1 billion.
Drought in Brazil
Pele’s home country is a land of contrasts, including differences in weather conditions. One the one hand, a part of Brazil is plagued by floods, on the other hand the North-East regions suffer from acute shortages of water.
Urea price fluctuations in Pakistan
The Pakistani market has been divided following the increase of a tax whose proceeds are used to develop natural gas infrastructure. Some local urea manufacturers suffer, while the importers benefit from the change.
India bets on educating farmers
The Hindu, one of Indian newspapers with the highest circulation, features “Farmers Note Book”, a column about agricultural issues. 180 texts from this section have recently been published in a book form, whose title is Impact of The Hindu’s Farmers Note Book on Technology Literacy of Farmers.
Two distinctions for “PUŁAWY”
On February 11th, the 21st Show of Inventions Awarded at 2013 World Innovation Fairs will be inaugurated in Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw. The exhibition lasts for two days and shall start from the ceremony of handing out diplomas issued by the Minister of Science and Higher Education, and statuettes for the innovators. The following day, February 12th, will follow the idea of “Science for Economy”, and it will be open to representatives of various enterprises, journalists as well as visitors.