OREANDA-NEWS The European Union has continued to increase its purchases of fertilizers from Russia for the third consecutive month. In March, they reached 174 million euros, an increase of 4% compared to the previous month and 1.5 times higher than a year ago, according to European statistical data. This was the highest amount since December 2022.

At the same time, the EU has been steadily increasing its purchases of Russian fertilizers. If in December they totaled only 125 million euros, in January they were 137 million and in February they were 167 million. This means that the trend of increasing purchases has been maintained for three consecutive months.

Some countries have seen significant increases in their purchases. Croatia, for example, saw a 4.8x increase to 1.2 million euros. Greece saw an increase of 4.7x to 4 million euros. Romania saw a 2.5x increase to 26.1 million euros. These countries account for a significant portion of the total purchases by the EU.Poland continues to be the largest buyer, for the third consecutive month (36 million euros), followed by Romania and France (22.5 million euros).